Ok I had a blue screen of death several times whan I run
the dianostic program in Vista it shows 'Avg Disk Queue Lenght 4P min 2 max
16 (sometmes the max reads 8).
I have tried a Gigabyte, ASRock and a MSI motherboard (all New) also 2 of
Western Digital Caviar 250GB 7200 SATA2 Hard Disks; ( WD2500KS which has a
16MB buffer) also WD2500JS (which has a 8MB buffer). Also 2 of Samsung
Spinpoint 160GB Hard Disk both SATA2
None of these showed any problem with the Beta or RC1 or RC2 Vista. Yes I
used both Vista defrag also AusLogics Disk Defrag. No its not the memory
unless Corsair matched pair of modules have the same fault. Also tried
Samsung as well NO difference.
Not the motherboard; not the memory; not the hard disks; constant monitoring
of temperatures of system and Processor none exceeded 50C; all SATA leads
have been replaced; 3 different makes of Power Supplies . No I don't use it
for games of intensive work, mainly emails and about 10% photo retouching.
I have been in electronic for 40 years as a both Military and civilian
avionics technician on radar radio and other systems. 14 years of use on
computers building 3 or 4 P.C.'s a year and repairing many others. Basically
I am not dumb and have had the best training and lots of pratice.
I know its not me that is screwing up. I feel its something in Vista that
"Robert Moir" wrote:
> "Or Tsemah" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Yes,
> > I've updated the Controller driver and defragged the disk.
> > This report happened on both my computers.
> You were not doing anything prior to running this report that would by its
> nature push that average up would you?
> For example, I have a 50Gb music collection. If I decide to copy it from one
> hard disk to another to create a backup, this is going to hammer the heck
> out of my system for a while and anything that I run afterwards that
> analyses my 'average system usage' is going to be biased because of what
> I've just done, the usage pattern for leaving that file copy "backup"
> running while I go outside for a walk is obviously very different to how it
> would look today sitting here replying to your message with itunes on in the
> If this really is from just your "normal" use then consider if all the apps
> and services running are the ones you want to be running. And that your AV
> and AntiSpyware aren't set to an overly paranoid level that means they're
> beating your disks continually.
> And after all that, if you're still seeing this figure *and* you're actually
> unhappy with the 'real world' performance of the machine then consider a
> new, additional hard disk would be my advice.
> Robert Moir