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Vista Has Just Reached A New Level Of Annoying  
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3769 posts, RR: 13
Posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3253 times:

I recently downloaded the Vista Service Pack 1 in order to be able to run a certain game. So I do, but once SP1 was done installing, it appears my graphics driver goes apeshit, and my screen goes black. I've heard that such problems may occur, and the remedy should be to re-install the driver in fail-safe mode. Which I've done, without success. A minute or so after I log in to Vista, the screen goes black and sports the "no-input"-message for a short while.

I've been looking around the net for some answers, but have been unable to find any info on this type of problem.

If anyone knows what to do, please help! (I'm about to either tear my hair out, or issue a fatwa for everyone working for Microsoft)

Cheers
Mats


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3248 times:



Quoting Doona (Thread starter):
If anyone knows what to do, please help!

Get rid of Vista!
The worst operating system ever!
Find a way to install Windows XP.

I've had problems with Vista.
My mother's computer has Vista and it gave me headaches. I remember downloading a few images and it saved in to 5 different folders. Even after I erased all images after I burned on to CD, they kept reappearing after I erased them.
Gosh I hope no one else sees what I have downloaded.  pray 



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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3465 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3210 times:
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Quoting Superfly (Reply 1):
Gosh I hope no one else sees what I have downloaded.

If it is anything likes the pictures you are posting in Will you hit it, then i really hope nobody will ever see them.  duck 

As for Vista i never liked it but it seems all new computers have Vista. I changed all of my Vista system to XP.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3196 times:



Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 2):
If it is anything likes the pictures you are posting in Will you hit it, then i really hope nobody will ever see them

I really don't want my younger relatives (nieces & cousins) to see nude images that I downloaded on her computer. Vista is AWFUL and very dangerous!
There were times where I'd download an image and not given the choice which folder to put them in.
Yet I'd spend an entire evening erasing the same image over and over again.
Why on earth would Microsoft do this?
Vista is almost as bad as using a Mac!
Too bad it's 500 miles away and I can't monitor if those images pop up again.
I'd rather have Windows 95 instead of Vista.



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User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3194 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 1):
My mother's computer has Vista and it gave me headaches. I remember downloading a few images and it saved in to 5 different folders. Even after I erased all images after I burned on to CD, they kept reappearing after I erased them.

Nothing like reading a thread on Vista to make your XP woes seem minor!  Big grin


User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3185 times:



Quoting Doona (Thread starter):
If anyone knows what to do, please help!

Start in Command prompt...type: format C:

press Y

Problem solved.



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3163 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
Vista is almost as bad as using a Mac!

Most people who know both would disagree with that relative placement.

What you've written would not happen on a Mac.

[Edited 2009-02-27 03:51:09]

User currently offlineArniePie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3151 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
Yet I'd spend an entire evening erasing the same image over and over again.
Why on earth would Microsoft do this?

That sounds a lot like a worm or virus that came with your nude image and keeps copying itself when erased , not an MS issue but nothing strange in the nude pictures universe.



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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3769 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3151 times:



Quoting Klaus (Reply 7):
What you've written would not happen on a Mac.

I know that, thank you very much. Can't stand Macs, though. Have had plenty of mind-numbing experiences with Macs om high school and now in my journalism program though. Drives me crazy. Macs become shit when they're a couple of years old, especially with university tech support deciding to constantly update software on the old machines, making them awfully slow and dicky to work with. A new Mac on the other hand, is alright, but with limited cash-flow, it only stays new for a short while.

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineMetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3149 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
Vista is almost as bad as using a Mac!

Mr. 'fly... you did not choose your username, did you? I suspect it chose you  Wink

Thanks for the genuine lols.

And good luck getting XP back to you, Doona...  Smile

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 2):
If it is anything likes the pictures you are posting in Will you hit it, then i really hope nobody will ever see them.

:D



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User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3570 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3133 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 1):
The worst operating system ever!

And what about Windows ME, then? My guess it is only the 2nd worst ever  Wink


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3127 times:



Quoting ArniePie (Reply 8):

That sounds a lot like a worm or virus that came with your nude image and keeps copying itself when erased , not an MS issue but nothing strange in the nude pictures universe.

 checkmark  It's certainly not a feature of Vista. I've downloaded umpteen bits of software and they've all gone exactly where I told them to go.


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3053 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 13):
Macs are no longer free of viruses.

Yes, they still are at this point.


User currently offlineArniePie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

Okay, flash-drive, you have it your way, like you said besides the issue anyway.

As for XP vs VISTA, I always found XP to be problematic certainly up until the last Service Pack. (it practically updated every single day for security and compatibility issues)
It however was a vast improvement over the previous versions and so is VISTA a better system than XP once they iron out all of its idiosyncrasies.
By that time it will probably be replaced again by another WINDOWS version and people will complain about that one too.

One thing to keep in mind when talking operating systems is the compatibility factor.
Windows has to be compatible with virtually every software piece out there released in both the past and the future, this will keep on giving problems and it shows most for Windows simply because it is used almost everywhere by almost everyone.

I've heard bad things about LINUX too from people who work with it on a day to day basis and I'm sure that MACINTOSH has its issues too.



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User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3037 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 13):
Windows ME sucks really bad but not as bad as Vista.

ME just didn't have the technology to suck as bad as Vista does now....



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User currently offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2441 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3016 times:

Thanks God I'm using XP. Never turned to Vista though!  Smile


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User currently offlineGofly From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 1727 posts, RR: 38
Reply 16, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2894 times:
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Mac, Mac, Mac, Mac, Mac, Mac, Mac, Mac... oh, and did I mention Mac?  Wink

As a recent convert, I cannot sing its praises enough. As a previous Vista and XP user, the Mac is simply in a different world; nothing would make me go back to Windows.

I hope you have luck with the images, Superfly; that's an unfortunate situation to be in.

-Gofly



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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6015 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2859 times:



Quoting Gofly (Reply 24):
As a previous Vista and XP user, the Mac is simply in a different world; nothing would make me go back to Windows.

You do realize that many ATMs and ticket check-in kiosks use Windows CE, right? Are you going to stop using them because they run Windows?



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User currently offlineGofly From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 1727 posts, RR: 38
Reply 18, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2854 times:
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Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 25):
You do realize that many ATMs and ticket check-in kiosks use Windows CE, right? Are you going to stop using them because they run Windows?

Goldenshield, I am aware of this; I think perhaps you maybe misread my post - it was meant to be quite lighthearted.  Smile

I understand that Windows is omnipresent in the world and will, of course, continue to use it; however, from a personal point of view, nothing would make me change my own PC back to Windows after having had a Mac.

-Gofly



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 19, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2807 times:



Quoting Klaus (Reply 13):
Yes, they still are at this point.

Did you ever see this story?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12537279/

Quoting Gofly (Reply 17):
I hope you have luck with the images, Superfly; that's an unfortunate situation to be in.

I have no issues with my home computer as I use Windows XP.
I am 90% sure all of those images have been erased. Even if they did reappear and someone else sees the images, it's not like I'll get kicked out of the family!  Silly
It's just a few naked woman and airplane images. Same stuff most guys here at A.net look at. No big deal but I rather it not be found on her computer when others use it.

Quoting Smcmac32msn (Reply 15):
ME just didn't have the technology to suck as bad as Vista does now....

True but Windows 98 was better than ME.



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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6015 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 20):
Did you ever see this story?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12537279/

Not to defend the Mac here, but that is in essense NOT a virus. Viruses are self-replicating. What happened in that case was someone taking advantage of a security flaw.

It closely resembles a worm, and like most all worms, it was user-initiated, and sent itself to others on his messenger lists (which is a form of replication, but not in the traditional sense.)

[Edited 2009-02-27 14:30:34]


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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 21, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

Never had any problems with Vista, it even outperformed XP on my old Acer notebook which wasn't even Vista certified: all-in-all, Vista and I got along about a thousand times better than XP and me.

Doesn't change the fact that I only see Vista when looking over my girlfriend's shoulder onto her computer's (which, strangely enough, is my old Acer notebook) screen, or see XP when I'm at work... and see a nice grey Apple being displayed on a white background whenever I boot up my own notebook.

As for viruses on Macs or not... who cares? There's anti-virus software for Macs as well... and, at least for me, getting a system which doesn't run the risk of being Virus-infested was extremely low on my list of reasons to switch to a Mac...  Wink



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2723 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 19):
Did you ever see this story?

Not a virus. Against trojans which are deliberately started and authorized by the user it is very difficult to protect any system, even a Mac.


User currently offlineMham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3619 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2661 times:



Quoting ArniePie (Reply 13):
One thing to keep in mind when talking operating systems is the compatibility factor.
Windows has to be compatible with virtually every software piece out there released in both the past and the future, this will keep on giving problems and it shows most for Windows simply because it is used almost everywhere by almost everyone.

Exactly. Unlike Apple, who just makes everything obsolete with their new operating systems.

One person has a problem with Vista and all the Vista bashers come out. Fact is, millions of people are now happily using Vista every day without issues. It had a rough start because of compatibility issues, but Vista is now a very good operating system and far more safe and stable than XP.


User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8873 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2654 times:

My Grandson received a new computer with Vista at Christmas, so far so good, I have used it many times with no problems. I have XP, many problems over time, it seems to be stable now.


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25 Cadet57 : Please. There is a reason I have not used XP for anything besides gaming in over 3 years. Vista is the most bloated, pos MS operating system ever. I
26 JCS17 : I was planning on getting a MacBook Pro in September, but instead had to move for my job (at my expense) so I picked up a Toshiba laptop (BTW, Toshiba
27 BN747 : Absolutely Cadet57, I have an old MAC 9600 (basically a G3) in a closet, but without question it'd fire up and execute as the day it was new. Along w
28 Scbriml : I have Vista running on a laptop and a desktop system. Both have plenty of RAM and disk. I've never had a problem, Vista, for me, has been more stable
29 TheSonntag : The issues I have or had on my dell Inspiron 1720 with Vista: 1. Sound problems, especially when connected over WLAN: That is a common issue with the
30 Klaus : Sure... apart from its holes and conceptual mistakes creating a perfect ecosystem for the massive amounts of malware which are causing billions in da
31 AverageUser : Dear Klaus, may I point out you're contradicting yourself quite forcefully now. (my emphasis overall) At the moment we simply don't have the mechanis
32 Leskova : Oh please - Macs would be facing similar problems (in terms of Viruses turning up everywhere and causing millions of damage) if there were as many ar
33 Klaus : The actual difference between MS and the alternatives is dominated by the impact of the avoidable blunders — or their absence.
34 Klaus : No. A large part of the malware that's around depends on Windows-specific problems such as ActiveX or other architectural weaknesses. The "security b
35 Leskova : I hope you're right... but I have more than just serious doubts about it...
36 Klaus : None of the existing platforms is invulnerable, but there are differences...
37 AverageUser : A difference dominated by the impact of the blunders? Are you sure it's not "A comprehensive paradigm being missing regarding the various strategic g
38 Pyrex : You are correct. The game would never run on a Mac in the first place. Back to topic, Vista does suck major, major balls. Almost as bad as Windows ME
39 Klaus : Wrong. If it runs on a regular PC it will also run on a Mac.
40 Cadet57 : Funny. I think you are the only person to ever actually like a Toshi*ba. I cant even think of how many of those I've fixed over the years. Not to men
41 JCS17 : Yuck, at UND we all had Dell laptops for the aviation program. I probably went through five of them before I had one that lasted for more than three
42 Post contains links and images Andz : My first laptop was a Toshiba and it worked fine, I guess I didn't know better! It was something like this:
43 Goldenshield : Not a single issue with my XPS yet for the 6 months I've had it.
44 AverageUser : Sure, because the Intel Mac of today is in fact just another PC. It literally took Apple decades to work out the succesful formula. If you dislike th
45 Smcmac32msn : Good, now I see we're not the only ones going through the same problem as you with the stupid batteries. We kept having trouble with my girlfriends,
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