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That XP Deja Vu

fafhrd

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Pro User
Xp was refreshingly stable, compared with earlier Windows, but in the first few months after release, systems using it, regularly went into a sort of limbo for a few minutes - it wasn't a crash, it was just nothing got in or out, and all interaction ceased, and then it recovered and things worked as normal. After using Windows 8 betas and previews without any such episodes, for a long time now and not experiencing this sort of behaviour, Windows 8 Pro with WMC is doing the same thing.

It is almost like the OS communing with God for a short while, and I know it happened with Windows 7 too - to a lesser extent - mostly due to Service Host processes, but never taking up so much of the resources that everything else had to wait. Yeah, it's Service Host again, taking up all available memory and writing stuff to disk, keeping everything else in suspense. What I really hate is that Task Manager has no precedence over these events, and it has to sit there, not responding, until there are sufficient resources available for it to start properly.

Do'nt ya just love it, when the honeymoon is over and you just have to adjust to the realities of married life?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP COMPAQ Presario CQ57
    CPU
    AMD E- 300 APU with Radion HD Graphics 1.30GHz
    Motherboard
    inbuilt
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    notebook
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Seagate ST9500325AS
    Google drive 15GB
    Skydrive 25GB
    BT Cloud
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    external 20v
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    Cooling
    pretty good
    Keyboard
    inbuilt
    Mouse
    touchpad
    Internet Speed
    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
    Browser
    Chrome Canary usually
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    no Start menu modifications
    Upgraded with no issues to 8.0 and to 8.1

freeky1

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I am running Windows 8 Pro with WMC on three PCs...an i7 quad core, an i3 tablet, and a QX9650 desktop, and none of them exhibit this issue at all. The only issue I have had has been with Chrome locking up quite a bit.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro w/ WMC on all three.
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Fujitsu Stylistic Q702, Dell PWS M6600, Dell XPS 420
    CPU
    i3-3217u, i7-2720QM, Core 2 Extreme 9650
    Memory
    4gb, 16gb, 8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000, AMD Radeon 6900M, ATI Radeon HD 3870
    Monitor(s) Displays
    11.6" n-Trig Duosense IPS LCD, laptop monitor, dual 24" Dell monitors
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768, 1920x1080, 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    256gb Crucial mSATA 6 GBps,
    Keyboard
    touchscreen
    Mouse
    touchscreen
    Internet Speed
    Comcast cable

MrShowdown

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Power User
All Windows experiences this, including the famed Windows 7.
It's because it's background maintenance, which may pause too late before OS is used again.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Y520
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 7300HQ
    Motherboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Memory
    4GB DDR4-2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 (2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 5400 RPM
    Keyboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Other Info
    PC:

    AMD Athlon X4 760K
    8GB DDR3-1866
    AMD Radeon RX 460
    Seagate 500 GB 7200 RPM

MrShowdown

Well-Known Member
Power User
I am running Windows 8 Pro with WMC on three PCs...an i7 quad core, an i3 tablet, and a QX9650 desktop, and none of them exhibit this issue at all. The only issue I have had has been with Chrome locking up quite a bit.

Yup, Chrome is locking up quite a bit but it is still annoying.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Y520
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 7300HQ
    Motherboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Memory
    4GB DDR4-2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 (2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 5400 RPM
    Keyboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Other Info
    PC:

    AMD Athlon X4 760K
    8GB DDR3-1866
    AMD Radeon RX 460
    Seagate 500 GB 7200 RPM

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