Unique Vista Lock-Up

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January 9, 2009 at 08:02:09
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, 2.5 GHz / 4094 MB
Vista locks-up whenever I attempt to do anything that demands a lot from my wireless card. For example, if I try to transfer a big file over my home network then my computer will freeze. Also, if I try to use BitTorrent then my computer freezes within a few minutes. Last, when I try to upload pictures to the internet my computer will freeze again! It's weird though because the OS will always freeze after about 1 minute of me executing the operation. Does anyone have any idea what can be causing this? Thank you so much for your time.

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#1
January 9, 2009 at 09:06:39
Ok, I just solved the problem. All I did was go to the "Network And Sharing Center" and label my network as a "Private Network" then enable everything under "Sharing And Discovery." What a pain in the ass!

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#2
January 9, 2009 at 11:38:57
I guess I shouldn't have opened my big mouth. After I had changed the settings everything seemed to run normally, but after an hour the same old problems came back. Is anyone experiencing this same problem?

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#3
January 11, 2009 at 14:50:11
Try downloading all of the updates for vista using windows update. I was experiencing something similar to your problem and it seemed to do the trick.

Also, if that doesn't work, try using system restore and restore the computer to a time where there were no problems with your network.

Hope it works out!


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#4
January 11, 2009 at 16:35:52
I have every single update isntalled, but still have the same problem. I thought about doing a system restore, but to be honest I know there is a way to work around this. I hate restoring to a past point :(

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#5
January 11, 2009 at 16:50:25
I believe it's the router not Vista.

If it's a Lynksys, it's not uncommon for them to overheat under load.

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#6
January 11, 2009 at 22:35:33
I know for a fact that it's not the routers fault, because I tested another computer alerady on the same network and it does everything perfect.

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#7
February 4, 2009 at 20:58:42
I've been having the exact same issue, and have yet to find a working solution... All vista updates have been installed, drivers for the wireless card are all updated, I even updated the router firmware. Nothing.

The internet works fine, but the moment I try to transfer a file over wireless, the OS locks.

Incarnadine, what wireless card are you using?


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#8
February 5, 2009 at 00:34:31
I'm using a TrendNet TEW-623PI. First thing I'm going to do tommorrow is give TrendNet a call and tell them that I want a refund.

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#9
February 6, 2009 at 10:10:47
If you use 3rd party firewall, it would be worth looking to see if its logging every attempted access to and from your computer. If it is, this would slow the system enough to make it appear frozen. I had exactly the same thing using ĀµTorrent and Comodo firewall.

Computers... designed to entertain,help with work but most of all to frustrate you!


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#10
March 10, 2009 at 01:20:02
I'm not using a 3rd party firewall. I came to a conclusion though and that is my wireless NIC is at fault. I just put a new wireless NIC in my computer and it works like a dream. TrendNet sucks!

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