Thursday, May 28, 2009

It's Vista... Need I Say More?

I'm having computer issues. Thus, no Nut Cache. I've been messing with this all day. It's a software issue, not hardware, as the system in running just fine in "safe mode." So, I'm currently backing up ALL my data, as I think I'll have to reformat my hard-drive this weekend.

It's Vista... I don't want to talk about it... Rumor has it that Windows 7 will be out in October, I can't wait. A friend has been using the Release Candidate that Microsoft has out now for trial use, and loves it. I may be switching to the RC this weekend, if I can't get Vista working.

You know, all an operating system really needs to do is run programs and manage files, quickly and without fuss. How hard is that? Sure, neat things like transparent windows and other wiz-bang-ery is cool, but if the OS doesn't run your programs, what good is it?

Well, back to it...

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Herding Grasshoppers said...


Was wondering about the Nut Cache.

Glad it's a computer glitch and not an IRL problem,


VcdeChagn said...

Have you tried running system recovery? Let me know what is wrong and i might be able to help fix it.

Running RC1 of W7 myself. much better than vista

Fred Butler said...

I perhaps am the only person on the planet who has had zero problems with Vista. We have the home edition that came with the Dell. Just loving it.

Never had a problem.

The Squirrel said...

I tried system restore, and that didn't solve it. I had to order a recovery disc from the manufacturer & it will be here Monday.

This weekend, I'm going to try to install XP. This machine came with Vista, and I've been told that sometimes they'll run XP, sometimes they wont, and the only way to tell is to try it...

W7 RC1 expires June 1st, so that won't really help...

I really hate it when stuff doesn't work right!


Kristine said...

Ugh. All this talk about Vista makes me nervous :P My dear husband just purchased a laptop for me since most of my studying is done online (with so many free resources, it's so much cheaper than purchasing every commentary, concordance, etc.)...

Anywho, the OS is Vista and this will be my first go at it.

Here's to hoping your OS drama ends soon!!

Sir Aaron said...


I haven't had any problems with Vista. But, of course, I built my computer so I don't have all kinds of extra nonsense loaded onto mine.(I also have the ultimate version).

Gene: Try running system recovery or repair your installation of Vista. You probably have a driver issue, a registry error, or something like that. Reformatting and downgrading to XP seems like a drastic step (not to mention you may run into hardware verification issues).

Computer problems are great aren't they? I run an extensive wired home network. It always fun when something doesn't work. It's more fun when the problem is a cable or something you don't expect to fail for no apparent reason.

Rabbit said...

Gene, I'm sorry about your Vista problems! I've not had a problem with it on my laptop, but Hubs is switching from Vista to XP Pro 64 because he's sick of problems on his work 'puter. I just call him when "reboot" doesn't work, so I'm no help!

On an off-topic note, you MUST SEE 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian'. Trust me, my squirrel friend.


Rita Martinez said...

I have Vista it came with my Dell only problem, the computer is as slow as it can be... :(

Sir Aaron said...


What are the specs on your computer? I might be able to suggest some things to speed up your computer. I just want to make sure it's not a hardware deficiency first.

VcdeChagn said...

W7 RC1 expires June 1st, so that won't really help... you've got a year.

Rita Martinez said...

Sir AaronInspiron 1420
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T5250 x 1.50 GHz
1022MB RAM

Sir Aaron said...

That's a little on the lite side, Rita. You should think about increasing your RAM by one gig. Disable any visual features on Vista and check your startup applications. Also make sure your virus software is compatible with Vista and that you have Vista SP2.

Rita Martinez said...

Thanks so much Sir Aaron!

Fred Butler said...

On an off-topic note, you MUST SEE 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian'. Trust me, my squirrel friend.

Does it have a great squirrel scene like in Burton's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"? That was probably one of the best ever squirrel scenes.

Rabbit said...

There's a squirrel in it! Bit part, but he's extraordinarily emotive and steals the scene. :)

The Squirrel said...

OK, I tried going back to XP (I really miss XP!), but I seem to have some compatibility issues (I can't find a driver for my wifi card that works with XP)(Yep, Sir Aaron, you called it.)

VcdeChagn said regarding Win7 RC1; you've got a year.

yep, missed that :) downloading now... Also, my recovery disc arrived today, so I can reinstall Vista if needed.

Thanks, everybody. I'll be back up and running tonight!


The Squirrel said...


you MUST SEE 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian'. Trust me, my squirrel friend.


So I've been told :)


Sir Aaron said...

Usually, if you can run in safe mode, its driver or software related. Normally you'd start loading drivers and apps until you figure out what's causing the problem.

Hope you get squared away tonight. I know these things can be extraordinarily frustrating.