|This is an ongoing problem for some months.. |
Last ditch attempt to find some information
before trying a clean re-install, which is not
desired as i've had this system for years, and I
really don't want to reinstall ALL the apps and
Persistent crash in some applications, while
others are never, or rarely affected.
The lockup seems to involve the UI, while other
program activity continues.(playing sound or
video for example)
Control can always be recovered with
sysinternal process explorer by
opening the process properties and killing one
of the two
ntdll.dll!RtlAllocateHeap+0x18c threads that
are always there, the correct one causes two
more threads to die, a CreateThread, and
often, but not always, a ConvertUiListToApilist.
The program then functions correctly until
Always crashes within a couple of minutes
use: URUsoft Subtitle Workshop, BSPlayer.
Often crashes: imgburn, rapidphp (trial),
winamp, possibly directvobsub related.
Never, or very rarely exhibits problem: firefox,
iron, opera, notepad and most xp built-ins,
pspad, procexp, explorer.exe itself, skype.
The laptop is a HP Pavilion dv6770se :-
It works fine with linux 2.4 and 2.6 kernels.
The original vista installation also appears to
function, although I am not sufficiently familiar
with that OS to say if the glitches I've seen are
"normal". I've not used it much.
The problematic XP is legit, running on a
partition that I moved from my old dead laptop,
using Acronis and reactivated succesfully. Has
service pack 2 + all updates offered to date.
This XP has a few other minor problems, as
HP don't support XP on it!! (my mistake)The
conexant sound was problematic initially
mostly works now, also the nvidia graphics,
which at one time was sporadically causing
BSOD watching DVDs with CyberLink
PowerDVD. I stopped using that program.
Updated the drivers and I cannot now confirm if
that problem still exists.
The power schemes got a bit messed up, all
power schemes except home/office/desk
cause Max performance CPU (2100Mhz) when
running on battery and that scheme always
runs Max Performance when on AC.
Apart from that, as I said, this system has
been running for more than 5 years, and it
moved from one laptop to another, I'm asking a
lot! and I know, this "bug report" is terrible, as
there are so many possibilities, I'm just putting
this out there in the hopes that something may
come up from the specific applications and the
threads that hang. what would subtitle
workshop be doing that makes AllocateHeap
hang on this XP?