Re: Windows Vista Ultimate Lock-Ups
I would suspect video drivers for the problem. Just because you have the
latest from the manufacturer doesn't mean they are the best. I had to revert
to the drivers that were included with Vista for my Nvidia 6600 card. The
new Nvidia drivers would keep going into a "not responding" mode and the
computer would have to recover. This does not occur with the original
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"Jesse James Johnston" <Jesse James Johnston@discussions.microsoft.com
wrote in message news:B17C6C9F-7389-4B51-B4AF-10658816246F@microsoft.com...
>I am running a Voodoo Envy a:228 notebook with the AMD Turion TL-60 X2 dual
> core processor, 2 GB of high speed RAM, 100 gig 7200rpm HDD, 128MB video
> card, integrated sound, etc...
> The problem I am having is with Windows Vista Ultimate x64 - when
> the software, everything ran smoothly until the hardware detection wizard
> shortly after having created my user account. Half way through the
> process, the machine locked up and refused to respond, but left untouched,
> came back to life about 10 minutes later and successfully finished the
> I now experience the exact same problem at almost every step of the way
> using the operating system. After seeing the Microsoft Corporation load
> screen on boot, I see a black screen with a movable cursor for 10 seconds
> until the screen goes black and locks up for 10 minutes, eventually
> with the log in screen. After typing in my password and hitting enter,
> machine locks up again for 10 minutes before coming back and showing my
> desktop. This same process continues as I request any single thing from
> machine, such as opening a folder, program, etc.
> I have installed the Vista drivers for my hardware and everything seems to
> be running fine in the device manager, but I still have the same problem.
> can boot into safe mode and use the entire OS perfectly, so I am
> that it is a driver related issue. If anyone could help me out with this,
> would greatly appreciate it.
> -Jesse James