Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Windows 7 bugs

So far, Microsoft have released the best Windows yet with Windows 7. Still, it suffers from the regular irritating annoyances. I'll post them here and update as I discover them.

Sleep issue: pressing sleep logs off the user, flickers screen, but remains at the login prompt. Repeatable behaviour.

Desktop gadgets right click menu doesn't work - Gadgets subsystem hung ? One of the gadgets is dead, not all (the weather gadget)

Cracking noises in the loudspeakers without doing anything with multimedia. They appear randomly, and when playing music. Creative driver problems or audio subsystem problem. I'll try the beta driver from Creative released in august 2009 to see if that fixes the problem.

3D: While in a game the following screen was displayed, failsafe graphics mode initiated, and the game terminated:BUT AT LEAST IT DIDN'T KILL WINDOWS! THIS IS A BREAKTHROUGH! A graphics problem that doesn't produce the Blue Screen of Death! It was about f----n time ...

Sound: cracking noises in both idle mode and when playing sound, as in mp3 or games, with both Microsoft's own Audigy4 drivers, and Creative's two sets, the stable and the beta (SBAX_PCDRVBETA_US_2_18_0001 and SBAX_PCDRV_LB_2_18_0011 and SBAX_PCDRVBETA2_US_2_18_0011).

This is caused by the driver selecting DVD Quality(48000 Hz) in the Advanced tab, even though it's probably not supported. Reset to 44100 Hz (CD Quality) and it works better, BUT it still gives in-game white noise and cracking sounds.

Power functions: new sleep issue: you select sleep, it flickers, turns off the screen, and comes right back - sleep doesn't work

2009-10-26 Media Center crashed on clicking "Movies". I think I'll stick to XBMC

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