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1.7.2 randomly crashes


ashkanmm

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Utorrent 1.7.2 randomly crashes on my computer, when I say crash it means that my computer hangs, mouse doesn't move, ctrl+alt+del doesn't work etc. I know it's because of Utorrent because it only happens when Utorrent is active. It's totally random, sometimes it works for hours, sometime it hangs in a matter of seconds, but it always hangs.

I'm using Utorrent for about a year now, and I don't have any problems, until recently when I upgraded my CPU from Athlon 64 3500 to Athlon X2 3800, the only change in my computer is my CPU, so I guess it must be something related to it, I format my hard and reinstall windows twice as I thought it may be windows or virus problem, I checked my computer with Bitdefender, NOD 32 and Kaspersky.

My Specs :

Athlon X2 3800

1 GB RAM Crucial

MB K7N Diamond MSI

in case needed : nVidia 7800 GT

Windows XP SP2

As I'm kinda new to error reporting, please tell me what should I do next.

Thanks.

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Get Process Explorer from sysinternals.com, run it, File > Save, then post the contents of the saved process list in the .txt file here.

Also, can you check the properties and stacks for µTorrent in Process Explorer to see what's hooked onto the process threads (and provide screenshots for these)?

Are there any crash dumps in %appdata%\uTorrent or the utorrent.exe directory?

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No there aren't any crash dumps in either AppData or µtorrent directory.

As for Process Explorer this is my results :

Process PID CPU Description Company Name

System Idle Process 0 91.41

Interrupts n/a Hardware Interrupts

DPCs n/a 1.56 Deferred Procedure Calls

System 4

smss.exe 696 Windows NT Session Manager Microsoft Corporation

csrss.exe 760 Client Server Runtime Process Microsoft Corporation

winlogon.exe 788 Windows NT Logon Application Microsoft Corporation

services.exe 832 2.34 Services and Controller app Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1012 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

hprblog.exe 3072 Hewlett-Packard Product Assistant Hewlett-Packard Co.

svchost.exe 1080 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1212 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

wscntfy.exe 2632 Windows Security Center Notification App Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1324 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1368 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

spoolsv.exe 1632 Spooler SubSystem App Microsoft Corporation

BTNtService.exe 228

CTSVCCDA.EXE 232 Creative Service for CDROM Access Creative Technology Ltd

mdm.exe 292 Machine Debug Manager Microsoft Corporation

nod32krn.exe 324 NOD32 Kernel Service Eset

nvsvc32.exe 436 NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 94.24 NVIDIA Corporation

StarWindServiceAE.exe 520 StarWind iSCSI Target (Alcohol Edition) Rocket Division Software

svchost.exe 632 1.56 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

alg.exe 1516 Application Layer Gateway Service Microsoft Corporation

locator.exe 2868 Rpc Locator Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 3120 Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Microsoft Corporation

lsass.exe 844 0.78 LSA Shell (Export Version) Microsoft Corporation

explorer.exe 1852 Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation

rundll32.exe 1848 Run a DLL as an App Microsoft Corporation

CTSysVol.exe 2104 CTSysVol.exe Creative Technology Ltd

RecSche.EXE 2172 RecSche MFC Application

hpwuSchd2.exe 2212 Hewlett-Packard Product Assistant Hewlett-Packard Co.

nod32kui.exe 2388 NOD32 Control Center GUI Eset

GrooveMonitor.exe 2408 GrooveMonitor Utility Microsoft Corporation

rundll32.exe 2416 Run a DLL as an App Microsoft Corporation

jusched.exe 2464

ctfmon.exe 2516 CTF Loader Microsoft Corporation

BlueSoleil.exe 2544 Bluetooth Application IVT Corporation

CoreCenter.exe 2596 FuzzyPWM MFC Application

hpqtra08.exe 2696 HP Digital Imaging Monitor Hewlett-Packard Co.

hpqste08.exe 2360 HP CUE Status Hewlett-Packard Co.

MagicKey.exe 2736

OSD.exe 2768 OSD WayTech Development, Inc.

firefox.exe 3404 Firefox Mozilla Corporation

uTorrent.exe 1296 0.78

procexp.exe 3408 1.56 Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals

hpqimzone.exe 2792 Hewlett-Packard Co.

remote.exe 2564 RemoteControl Animation Technologies Inc.

The funny thing is my computer hangs seconds after I save this list, so if something appears and ruin my computer, it must be in there.

Here is the screenshot for µtorrent thread, I upload it on rapidshare :

threadslt4.th.png

I'm sorry if that isn't what you want, I hope you can somehow fix this problem, it's killing me, and once again thanks for your help.

Ultima: Imageshack'd

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I'm experiencing the same problem with uTorrent v 1.7.2, it started just after i upgraded to this version. It randomly crashes, whether I'm downloading/uploading or just idling around with nothing to do... I also run NOD32. I'm running on a Win XP SP2 on hp laptop with a intel centrino duo core and 1GB RAM. If you need detailed information, please reply.

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ok then, we now see more users that get crashes lately.

I tried Azureus, it crashes too, Flashget, it crashes too, BitTornado, the computer didn't crash but the program and internet connection hangs, there must be an answer to this, please, somebody, anybody, there must be a way, please, PLEASE

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It IS a problem with µtorrent, because whenever µtorrent is active my computer hangs, you see, and even if there is a problem with my system, what about others ? are we have anything in common ? I don't think just saying it isn't a problem with µtorrent can fix the problem, can it ? And my system is the same in the past year, so why suddenly with the arrival of 1.7.2 the crashes begin ? maybe there is something meddling with my system files when I use 1.7.2.

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I thought of that before, the funny thing is this crash problem happen mostly when I'm not using my computer, for example over night, so there won't be any over heating problem, but I check there is usually around 45 degrees when this happens, I tested my system to see if it get overheated, but it didn't overheat, I test with DiRT and Lost planet, playing for 5~6 hours, nothing happens, so I guess it isn't IT, thanks anyway.

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I just got 1.7.2 today and installed it on my AMD X2 powered machine. It takes a whopping 5 mins maximum to crash if i play music simultaneously.

I registered here, after finding this thread on google, to tell you this is 100% without a doubt a problem with uTorrent and i don't think you will fix it without downgrading.

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I am offering no proof. I just dropped by to let ashkanmm know his problem is with the app not his system.

I have had this system up for almost 250 days prior to 1.7.2 upgrade and suddenly it crashes every time without fail. Then its back to normal once i downgrade to 1.6.1. I don't need to run tests and publish results. It is blatantly obvious where the problem lies.

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DreadWingKnight I have performed no tests, there is no need for me to. Its as simple as

1.7.2 = random crashes, unstable system

1.6.1 = no crashes, stable system.

Would you like a youtube video of me running each version and counting my uptime?

I am trying to help by sharing my experience and I advise ashkanmm to go for 1.6.1 as I'm sure it will solve his problem.

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