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I just bought a brand spanking new laptop with Vista Ultimate included. Have always been using XP and for bittorrent always been using uTorrent so I installed it and started up the magic once again. The only problem is that uTorrent keeps crashing my system whenever I start the application. I downloaded BitTorrent and had the same problem there so I switched back to uTorrent but without any luck.

Sadly I cannot post any proper logfiles because as soon as I start the program the system pretty much crashes instantly. I'm posting my system specs though. I am suspecting memory dumping, cause I read about it in some other threads and on other forums as well.

Anyways, my specs.

Manufacturer: Zepto Computers A/S

Processor: Intel Core2 Duo T9300 @ 2,50GHz

Memory (RAM): 4094 MB

System: Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit

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GTHK, Don't have any of SW listed in your link. I am using ZoneAlarm Pro as firewall and Nod32 v2.7x as aniti-virus on my Visita. As a test, I shut down ZA but it did not resolve the problem. I have 4 GB of RAM so it shouldn't be a problem. Will take a closer look when I get home later today.

BTW, my router is a Linksys WRT54G with the latest Tomato firmware. Since I don't have this issue when the machine is booted to WinXP, I am guessing the router is not the cause.

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Yeah, sadly can't get the logs =/, I'm not quite sure exactly what happens when it crashes because it comes without warning and just completly freezes the comp with no error message whatsoever =/

I'm not quite sure but Vista itself is quite heavy on the memory, however, it would be quite ridiculous if it would crash when I have 4 gigs of ram and especially since uTorrent is quite a lightweight application.

Screename - will be interesting to hear what u haf to say about it! Thx beforehand!

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Well, you SHOULD uninstall ZA, a router is also a firewall, and renders ZA unnecessary, you just need AV on your system to be safe. Also I think you can update NOD32 further, there's a buggy component in one of the versions, and so it was removed later on. If those two don't help, make sure ALL your drivers are up to date. You'll probably have to visit manufacturer sites for that.

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I just tried a solution from the other thread, and it seems to be working right now, have had the program running for quite a while and usually it crashed either instantly or in the matter of a couple of minutes. What I did was that I simply uninstalled the third party application for wificonnection and used the drivers implemented in vista. I still have some problems with heavy memory use though, for some reason Vista seems to be using a lot of memory and I haven't updated the drivers for Wifi yet but will asap.


Found processes in taskmanager which has an asterisk marked with *32




Anyways, here's the two logs I created.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2

Scan saved at 15:31:42, on 2008-04-11

Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)

Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:


C:\Program Files (x86)\Compal\Wireless Select Switch\WLSS.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Compal\Wow Video&Audio\WVAMain.exe


C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =

F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe

O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost

O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WLSS] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Compal\Wireless Select Switch\WLSS.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Wow Video&Audio] C:\Program Files (x86)\Compal\Wow Video&Audio\WVAMain.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sMBTray] C:\Program Files\Compal\Smart Battery\SMBTray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')

O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL

O13 - Gopher Prefix:

O16 - DPF: {67A5F8DC-1A4B-4D66-9F24-A704AD929EEE} (System Requirements Lab) - http://www.nvidia.com/content/DriverDownload/srl/

O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @dfsrres.dll,-101 (DFSR) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\DFSR.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\fxsresm.dll,-118 (Fax) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\fxssvc.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe

O23 - Service: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @comres.dll,-2797 (MSDTC) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\SLsvc.exe,-101 (slsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\snmptrap.exe,-3 (SNMPTRAP) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\spoolsv.exe,-1 (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ui0detect.exe,-101 (UI0Detect) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\UI0Detect.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vds.exe,-100 (vds) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-102 (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\wbengine.exe,-104 (wbengine) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbengine.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%Systemroot%\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe,-110 (wmiApSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WmiApSrv.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe,-101 (WMPNetworkSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe (file missing)


End of file - 5258 bytes

Process PID CPU Description Company Name

System Idle Process 0 97.73

Interrupts n/a Hardware Interrupts

DPCs n/a 0.76 Deferred Procedure Calls

System 4

smss.exe 452

csrss.exe 588

wininit.exe 632

services.exe 688

svchost.exe 892

svchost.exe 948

svchost.exe 984

svchost.exe 324

audiodg.exe 932

svchost.exe 556

dwm.exe 1832 Desktop Window Manager Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 576

taskeng.exe 1848 Task Scheduler Engine Microsoft Corporation

taskeng.exe 2796

SLsvc.exe 1036

svchost.exe 1064

svchost.exe 1220

spoolsv.exe 1400

svchost.exe 1424

BcmSqlStartupSvc.exe 2676

svchost.exe 2752

svchost.exe 2260

sqlbrowser.exe 2876

sqlwriter.exe 2452

svchost.exe 2440

svchost.exe 1516

SearchIndexer.exe 1596

SearchProtocolHost.exe 2288

SearchFilterHost.exe 1744

lsass.exe 700

lsm.exe 712

csrss.exe 652

winlogon.exe 812

taskmgr.exe 864 Windows Task Manager Microsoft Corporation

upeksvr.exe 1736

explorer.exe 2032 Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation

MSASCui.exe 1900 Windows Defender User Interface Microsoft Corporation

RAVCpl64.exe 1996 HD Audio Control Panel Realtek Semiconductor

vsnp2uvc.exe 1204 CameraMonitor Application Sonix

KTP.EXE 756 KTP Ware TSR Enhancements ELANTECH Devices Corp.

sm56hlpr.exe 2052 Application executable file Motorola Inc.

rundll32.exe 2076 Windows host process (Rundll32) Microsoft Corporation

firefox.exe 2292 Firefox Mozilla Corporation

uTorrent.exe 3728

procexp.exe 2304 Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

procexp64.exe 4088 1.52 Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

rundll32.exe 2144 Windows host process (Rundll32) Microsoft Corporation

psqltray.exe 2176 Fingerprint Tray Application UPEK Inc.

WVAMain.exe 3332

SMBTray.exe 3404

Process: uTorrent.exe Pid: 3728

Name Description Company Name Version

ADVAPI32.dll Advanced Windows 32 Base API Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

CLBCatQ.DLL COM+ Configuration Catalog Microsoft Corporation 2001.12.6930.16386

COMCTL32.dll User Experience Controls Library Microsoft Corporation 6.10.6000.16386

comdlg32.dll Common Dialogs DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

dhcpcsvc.DLL DHCP Client Service Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16512

dhcpcsvc6.DLL DHCPv6 Client Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16512

DNSAPI.dll DNS Client API DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16615

FirewallAPI.dll Windows Firewall API Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16501

GDI32.dll GDI Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16643

IMM32.DLL Multi-User Windows IMM32 API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

Iphlpapi.dll IP Helper API Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

kernel32.dll Windows NT BASE API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

kernel32.dll.mui Windows NT BASE API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386



LPK.DLL Language Pack Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

MSCTF.dll MSCTF Server DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

msctf.dll.mui MSCTF Server DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

msvcrt.dll Windows NT CRT DLL Microsoft Corporation 7.00.6000.16386

mswsock.dll Microsoft Windows Sockets 2.0 Service Provider Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

napinsp.dll E-mail Naming Shim Provider Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

NLAapi.dll Network Location Awareness 2 Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

NSI.dll NSI User-mode interface DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

ntdll.dll NT Layer DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

ntdll.dll NT Layer DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

ole32.dll Microsoft OLE for Windows Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

OLEAUT32.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16609

pnrpnsp.dll PNRP Name Space Provider Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

PROPSYS.dll Microsoft Property System Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

PSAPI.DLL Process Status Helper Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

rasadhlp.dll Remote Access AutoDial Helper Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

RPCRT4.dll Remote Procedure Call Runtime Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16525

Secur32.dll Security Support Provider Interface Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

SETUPAPI.dll Windows Setup API Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16609

setupapi.dll.mui Windows Setup API Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16609

SHELL32.dll Windows Shell Common Dll Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16513

SHLWAPI.dll Shell Light-weight Utility Library Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

USER32.dll Multi-User Windows USER API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16438

USERENV.dll Userenv Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

USP10.dll Uniscribe Unicode script processor Microsoft Corporation 1.626.6000.16386


UxTheme.dll Microsoft UxTheme Library Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

VERSION.dll Version Checking and File Installation Libraries Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

WINNSI.DLL Network Store Information RPC interface Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

winrnr.dll LDAP RnR Provider DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

WLDAP32.dll Win32 LDAP API DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

wow64.dll Win32 Emulation on NT64 Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

wow64cpu.dll AMD64 Wow64 CPU Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

wow64win.dll Wow64 Console and Win32 API Logging Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

WS2_32.dll Windows Socket 2.0 32-Bit DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

wshbth.dll Windows Sockets Helper DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

wshtcpip.dll Winsock2 Helper DLL (TL/IPv4) Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386


Okay, so I uTorrent and my comp ran fine for quite a while after the uninstallation of the thirdparty wifi, checked the drivers, all up to date, but after a while it froze like before. The logs above where created after I uninstalled the wifi app. and was using the standard drivers so it ran more stable for quite a while, but eventually it froze again, I monitored the memory usage during the time, and could notice it dropping, slowly but steadily =/

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