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Vista Bugs

Discussion in 'Software' started by ffreeloader, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

    It seems that the official release of Vista already has a bug, or bugs, that seriously hinder the ability of a user to keep their keep their system up and running more than 1 day at a time or even allow you to allow the system to go into Deep Sleep or hibernation.

    I don't know about most of you, but my computers are rarely shut down or rebooted, and when not in use go into a hibernation state. Well, this is not really possible with Vista. If you put it into Deep Sleep or hibernation a multitude of things can/will happen. All of them will require you to reboot, but one is serious enough that you cannot use rebooting to fix it unless you use the installation dvd to recover from the problem. Even Safe Mode will not work to recover from the system errors.

    According to the author MS does not know the exact cause of many of these problems--the author has reported the bugs to MS and has gotten feedback from them--and the author is pointing at the Vista Kernel and/or a broken ACPI model as likely culprits for some of them. The author also says that some of these will not be easy to fix.

    Take a look at this blog post from a blog called "The Neosmart Files" to read the exact details.
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  2. BosonMichael
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    My Vista machine, which is running right next to me, is never turned off, and I haven't had a problem with hibernation/deep sleep.
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  3. Mitzs
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    Doesn't seem like the first few of the replys I read on his blog agree with him either. It may be his machine more than it is vista. I think I'll take the word of those that have it on multiple machines in a live enviroment over his thank you.
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  4. snoopy51

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    Hello Freddy:

    What I found interesting about this article by NST are:

    1.No machine configurations are listed. 6 out of 8 had the "deep sleep" and "hibernate" problems.

    2. I assumed that is a technical article, S3 is known to me as "ACPI S3 - Suspend to RAM" and "ACPI S4 - Suspend to Disk." Did they ever get A+ certified?

    3. Setting ACPI S3 and ACPI S4 to work properly required BIOS and driver(s) support. When it is on S3, the power to other devices except RAM is turned off. It is not uncommon to have problems unless the drivers (video, disk, NIC,etc) are written correctly.

    4. Since I have no information on their machine configuration, I will not comment or pass judgement on their article!

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  5. Phoenix
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    now now freddy, someone with your journalistic integrity would not be posting bland one off examples of a problem from some nobodys blog just because it bashes MS would they?
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  6. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

    LOL. Come one guys. Let's look at how this article started off.

    WOW! What incredible one-sided MS bashing and bias against MS products....

    Second, I've yet to read blogs that give all technical details of everything related to the bugs some author runs across such as, bios configuration, all aspects of computer configuration, their hair color, their weight, etc.... Many writers, including blatantly pro-MS writers, include some type of shortcuts in referring to some technical terms. Different people refer to different things in different ways. So what if the author referred to ACPI-S3 as S3, you still knew what he was referring to didn't you?

    This sort of mis-representation and nit-picking is beneath you guys, or at least I thought it was anyway. Even though I post something that is hardly negative towards MS you guys accuse me of "journalistic" malfeasance and finding just anything I can just to dump on MS.... **shakes head in wonderment**

    I'd have never thought you guys, or MS, insecure enough to feel threatened by me posting what someone else says they have found to be a bug.... Although I guess I shouldn't be too surprised for reasons 3 out of the 4 of you know.
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  7. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

    BTW, here's another of Neosmart's blatantly biased posts against all things MS.


    Wow, these guys are absolutely evil in their hatred of MS and really try to drive people away from MS products. [​IMG][​IMG]
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