Windows 7 Bugs/Issues/Problems (Offical Thread)

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hmmm, i can't recall at this time which video games i have installed on my Win7 drive; i'm on my WinXP OS right now bc i'm doing hardware upgrades. but i know that i do have two games installed and i have played both of them. they both ran fine, but i just ran with the default settings cept for me changing the resolution to 1920x1200.

just about every game that i've ran in the last few years are set to v-sync by default. altho there are driver settings to account for as well. i'm running my vid card drivers at default install "quality" mode.

i had a bunch of problems with the NV WDDM 1.1 prerelease Win7 beta drivers using the Windows7 update interface. but now that i'm running the Vista 64bit NV drivers almost all the problems are gone. no S3 resume issues, no scale setting issues, etc. now that i have the NV drivers for Vista 64 installed the monitor properties stays at "use my displayed built-in scaling" when i set it, instead of reverting to "do not scale" no matter what i did.

IDK, maybe it's just your monitor at this point.

Does your Win7 install recognize your monitor by default? maybe you need to go grab your monitor's driver to make it work correctly with Win7? Have you tried running different resolutions and forcing v-sync in the vid drivers and vid games? ..oh, is your monitor "Vista" Certified? i wonder if that might have something to do with it.

I'll have to get back in Win7 when i'm done with the job i'm doing right now and see if i observe anything out of the ordinary in the vid games i have installed and my 8800GTS and Samsung 24" LCD.

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I'm hoping that Microsoft will make an improved effort to interface with both Nvidia and AMD so that these little issues can be dealt-with long before it ever hits retail.

Without Vsync, there is noticeable tearing to my eyes, and all 3 systems that have LCD's that I've tested on.

So, it'd be cool if they got it fixed. Perhaps someone will find a fix and let us know.

I really like that they have a link on just about every single dialog to submit problems. I'm hoping that each and everyone is Context Sensitive (to the specific dialog in question) and not a generic bit of stuff.

I'm gonna stay positive on this one. I hope that works out for me. :)

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Just installed it in my father's Compaq Presario 2195US from 2004. Even the XP drivers worked fine including the graphics and audio drivers. That's because I used Win7 32-bit. Still, I'm glad those ones worked! :D

Only issue I'm having is that the audio is all choppy. Anyone know? It's a Coxenant one.

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Couple of odd bugs I've noticed with the Win7 RC.

-After switching user accounts, I've noticed the 2nd account lags real bad and clicks are nearly unresponsive. Avira's splash screen stalls out and is hard to get rid of. Switching accounts and coming back doesn't seem to solve it, but logging out of the problem account and re-logging on usually fixes it.

-After updating Firefox, the icon changes to a standard Windows file icon (the white page). Trying to rebuild the icon cache doesn't fix it. If i change to 16-bit color, the icon fixes itself; when I change back to 32-bit color, the icon is the Windows file icon again. Trying to re-link firefox.exe for the icon and clicking ok doesn't fix it either. (Weird thing about this is that the icon is fine on one user account, but not the other.)

Just the couple of minor bugs with the RC that I've noticed.

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i dont have any issues with windows 7, but of coarse thats because i havent really used it yet other than trying to figure a comp problem. but only because gigabyte has yet to release a raid driver for 7, i guess i could try vista 32 bit driver and hope it works. :KICKASS

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rastrother;728531 wrote:
i dont have any issues with windows 7, but of coarse thats because i havent really used it yet other than trying to figure a comp problem. but only because gigabyte has yet to release a raid driver for 7, i guess i could try vista 32 bit driver and hope it works. :KICKASS

It will work. Win7 is internally Windows 6.1. Win Vista is version 6.0

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Delusion77;730086 wrote:
NEW ERROR! this is so frustrating

I was watching TV on media center, then I played some L4D - all good working well. I leave the game to go have dinner - when i come back my sound is ?#$%ed. as in its not existent.

i chek the cables and plug the headphones into another device -working fine, chek if device is enabled and all the services, make sure its not muted anywhere,restart, uninstall-reinstall audio drivers, restart, try different drivers ... NOTHING WORKS!

Im using the Soundmax intergrated HD audio on the P6t dlx. when i plug in a device to an audio jack - soundmax controll panel detects it, but windows says " no speakers or headpones are plugged in" if i open soundmax control panel it says "all audio devices are disabled". If i chek the device manager it says they are working fine and enabled.

GAH, i wish windows wasnt just so BAD!

GAH! I wish companies could just program for trillions of combinations of hardware without problems. It's ALWAYS Window's fault, never the manufacturer's fault because they're the ones making the drivers that don't work. GAH.

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Delusion77;730114 wrote:
well considering it was working perfectly shortly b4 i dont think its the hw manufactures fault.... after trying everything i just had to reinstall. not that big of a deal nemore cuz i have a backup image of my HDDs.

You'd be surprised at how badly hardware manufacturers write software. It's pretty well-known to me that if my soundcard works flawlessly in Win7, then if another is having problems, it's a driver issue. If all soundcards were having issues, it's an OS problem. If only some soundcards were having issues, it could go either way. If it's just one piece of hardware expressing a bug, just know, it's probably the hardware first and foremost.

And holy crud I feel old now. I had some trouble reading your post. That's teenager speak for sure. nemore = anymore. Just one letter difference doesn't usually constitute a need for an abbreviation which comes off as a misspelling. I'm glad you said HDDs but you should probably just say storage drives because Solid State Drives aren't hard disks, haha, so specifying which kind of storage medium you have almost sounds like saying "my dad, who's 25, blah blah blah" something like that.

I have a feeling you're gonna give me some junk about not caring about spelling and language and stuff. If you stop writing things people can understand, you are no longer speaking the same language. US English has a set of rules and standards you are to follow lest you sound like you're speaking gibberish. Just for fun--hopefully you get a kick out of this too--I'm going to correct your post:

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Considering it was working perfectly shortly before, I don't think it's the hardware manufacture's fault. After trying everything, I just had to reinstall. It's not that big of a deal anymore because I have a backup image of storage drives anyway.

The only people I've ever seen write like you are teenage girls. This makes me think you're either a teenage girl or a 13yr old guy. And please realize, apostrophies are important as well as proper punctuation. You had no comma at all in there which really screws up readability and leaves it to me, the reader, to determine where you would've placed it possibly completely changing the meaning of the text.

If you want to know more, I highly recommend you read The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E. B. White.

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Ok, that's fine :P.

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I have two problems I'm trying to solve right now.

1. One I need a Host Explorer that is compatible with Windows 7. And legit, not warez.
2. Some Divx streaming videos have no audio. I tried AC3Filter and it did not work.

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I got two problems which I can't solve it myself.

1. When I make a clean install for Windows 7 for the first time, I forgot to make a partition in the harddisk so I performed another clean install. This time, when I turned on the computer, before entering Windows, I am stopped at the Windows Boot Manager. It asks me to choose to use which OS, both are Windows 7. This, actually isn't a serious problem, but its irritating so I want to know how to "bypass" this thing whenever I switch on my rig.

2. With Windows 7 installed, I can't play any RMVB video files with Windows Media Player? Why is that so and how can I solve this problem?

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Use Combined Community Codec Pack Tivon. AC3Filter is old-aged.

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Warmacblu;736197 wrote:
If you repartition it and do another install, it should not be there. As for the RMVB video files, you may have to find a codec or just use VLC which I believe supports those files from the start.

But it was there. Nevermind, that's not a serious problem. Thanks for the help anyway.:spin

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Saturn2888;736203 wrote:
Use Combined Community Codec Pack Tivon. AC3Filter is old-aged.

I'm trying, there is some audio now but it sounds all distorted. :Sigh
Tried a few others all in one codec packs I've seen and only FDShow seems to produce any audio but it's all messed up.
Downloading the Auzentech drivers now to see if it helps..

It works fine if I save the whole video to the computer as a .Divx or AVI file. But while I'm streaming with Divx in Firefox the audio is messed up.

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Hmm... What player are you using?

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Saturn2888;736218 wrote:
Hmm... What player are you using?

I just update my other post. WMP is fine if the videos are on the harddrive. It's when I watching DivX videos streams in Firefox that the audio does not work. With the FDshow I at least hear something but it's all distorted like it's trying to out put digital when I'm using an older Analog speaker system.

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Ooh, yeah I know that. Go to #cccp and try that out on IRC.Rizon.net I believe.

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Still racking my brain around this issue. Installed the audio drivers. No change other than I got extra features for the sound card. It does the same thing with the Divx Webplayer in IE as well.

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Try the channel. I swear they can help you. Use mibbit.

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I posted, but it seems that everyone is sleeping or dead...

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There's a dude Lord on there, and he'll help you out. I've never seen him sleep though, haha. Just give it some hours.

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I did the chat and it seems I'm not alone with this problem, but there seems to be no fix at the moment. It's probably an issues with the DivX webplayer and AC3. The AC3Filter does not work and the FDShow works a little, but the sounds are all mixed up. But it all works fine from the hard drive, so I toss my hands in the air until someone fixes it. Sad that there are these issues when there was lots of time to test for these issues in the beta...sigh..lol

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At least they said something.

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Saturn2888;736234 wrote:
At least they said something.

Well it seems to only happen when the videos are streaming from the 2Shared service, so I'll just leave it at that.

An older problem came back for me but I might have solved it. I fully blame DivX WebPlayer for all of these issues. The new but old problem is when the dimmer kicks in I sometimes lose the mouse. Simple to solve, just disable the dimmers and savers options in DivX player.

Now back to the drivers. I noticed that my mouse and screen movements made noises in the speakers. This was after I installed the latest drivers for Azune Forte. Figured out it was the Microphone that caused the noise. Muted it and it was fine, but what if I want to use the Mic? So I uninstalled the drivers and are now using the built in ones just fine. I guess I should expect these kinds of things with a brand new operating system, but when old problems of the past become new problems of the present it pisses me off that I wasted my time and money to do it all over again and wait for these companies to get their heads out of their ******!

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I had that SAME problem. Are you on an ASUS mobo? Mine wasn't microphone-related though.

Back when I got these new speakers and had my old receiver, it was quite obvious what was going on. I plugged the S-Video cable into my graphics card and the noise went away. Don't ask, it just worked.

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Saturn2888;736473 wrote:
I had that SAME problem. Are you on an ASUS mobo? Mine wasn't microphone-related though.

Back when I got these new speakers and had my old receiver, it was quite obvious what was going on. I plugged the S-Video cable into my graphics card and the noise went away. Don't ask, it just worked.

I had that problem as well with an Asus motherboard. However this motherboard is Gigabyte. Something weird in the way they must be sharing system resources or something? IRQ's maybe? I don't know but that kind of thing happens and we can only move things around to make it stop..lol

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I think it's a physical hardware issue, but maybe not. I haven't had the problem in a while now for whatever reason, but if memory tells me straight, that's because I lowered the volume on the receiver so far down I could not hear it. I can definitely still hear stuff when I do something 3D or go to AMD's CCC. That was on my old 1980s Fisher receiver. I dunno about this Yamaha one. I'm most curious if it does it for SPIDF as well.

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Something that has been bothering me lately. When the computer is in Sleep mode. When I tap the keyboard it wakes up, but it also adds the key stroke into the log in. On XP I could hit the spacebar and when it was up I could type in the password. Now I have to either use the mouse first or delete the entered key. Is there an option to change this?

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I have never seen that, but try CTRL.

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My hardware software that came with my motherboard--asus p5n72-t premium--and my graphics--evga 260 core 216 ssc--will not run on windows 7. The motherboard software includes free anti viru ofr one year, plus handy tools to help manage my system. Other disks will run, including my mouse software, and some older games, but these software disks result with na error message stating they are meant to run on vista and xp.