Grav!ty wrote:I'm getting periodic freezes of Firefox and Windows Explorer. The entire system freezes. Also, generally Windows 7 (both Ultimate and Professional) feel sluggish and syrupy, not at all like the crispness and responsiveness I'm used to in Windows XP.
That's strange -- is this the same test rig you have been using for some time, and with which you had some problems using Vista ?
Which GPU do you have installed there, and what type and amount of RAM ?
Thanks for the suggestions. It's the system in my signature. Somehow I can't recall ever having problems with Vista on any of my current three systems, which in addition to the one in my signature are a Core 2 Duo with 4 GB of DDR2 RAM and an AMD X2 4200+ with 2 GB of DDR2 RAM. Unfortunately I can't install a desktop operating system on the latter two systems because I've got them doing something else that doesn't give the leeway to change their OS structure.
I've got no graphics issues, RAM issues, heat issues, hard drive issues or PSU issues on the system, so I can count hardware issues out. It's not exactly a top of the range system anymore, being a little aged at almost exactly two years old, but I've quite happily been running both Vista Ultimate X64 and X86 virtually from Vistas release date. Neither XP X86 or X64 has ever given me problems like this either. I zapped XP X64 and Vista Ultimate X86 to make space for Windows 7 Ultimate and 7 Professional both X86.
I guess I could take Vista off the system entirely to see if that makes any difference but it shouldn't other than it possibly accounting for the bootmgr error message. Properties of the file bootmgr don't tell me whether it's from Vista X64 or from one of the Windows 7 installs. I understand though that installing Windows 7 should replace all the boot system files. If that is the case then it should be Vista X64 giving me boot problems. Besides, the boot issue doesn't explain the freezing and the sluggishness.
"The great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are." - Niccolo Machiavelli