Crash Day…

I’ve been using Windows Vista RC1 for quite a while now and I have to say that I’m quite happy with its stability and performance. Today though I had to hard reset my computer at least 10 times. First my Trend Micro PCCilin antivirus software was running my kernel system process to 100% of CPU performance thus freezing my operating system. Despite running its “return to previous good configuration” feature the program kept freezing my system. So I’ve decided to remove it and try another one (I’m now trying the CA antivirus solution). After resolving my antivirus software Issue I’ve decided to read the news on NY Times Reader (It’s a new habit I’ve picked up) only to find myself frozen again L


The point I want to make though is not the instability of the operating system, after all it’s only a release candidate and after all the problem originated from third party software. The thing that annoyed me most was that I wasn’t able to run the task manager and kill whichever process was causing the operating system to run slower, as I could in XP or windows 2000 even if the process used 100% of the CPU.


I guess that running the new UI of the ctrl-alt-del shortcut key requires some processing power that’s not available when another process has taken over the CPU and thus nothing happens by pressing it. Well I have to say that I preferred the old behavior and UI instead of having to hard reset my machine each time a process falls on an infinite loop…

 
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