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After closing uTorrent from tray, I notice the process uTorrent.exe is still present in Task Manager. If I click End Process, nothing happens. Only rebooting will end it. The process doesn't seem to consume any CPU usage.

I'm using the newest uTorrent (1.8), Vista Home Premium, ZoneAlarm Free and Norman Antivirus. I don't think ZoneAlarm has anything to do with it - I had read about it conflicting with uTorrent on some cases, after which I replaced it with COMODO Firewall, however, the problem persisted. Now I'm back to ZA again.

Do you think it matters that I have uTorrent.exe on an external eSATA hard disk? (I moved it there because I had some problems with downloading files to the external drive when uTorrent ran on C:, but I'm not sure if that was the cause for the problems...) It seems that when the process hangs, I can't copy anything to the external drive function extremely slowly - opening an video file takes half a minute, and copying anything to the hard disk is practically impossible.

What to do?

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What do you have net.max_halfopen set to?

a) get HijackThis from trendsecure.com, run it, view the log, and post the contents here

B) get Process Explorer from sysinternals.com, run it, Ctrl+D (to show the lower DLL pane), select the µTorrent process from the list, Ctrl+S (and save the list somewhere you'll find easily -- like the Desktop), then post the contents of the saved process list in the .txt file here

When it freezes again... You can actually force a crash dump to be generated, like so:

In the Windows Task Manager or Process Explorer, look for the [PID] of the µTorrent process. From there, File > Run > ntsd.exe -p [PID] -e [PID] -c ".dump c:\jit.dmp;q"

where [PID] needs to be replaced with the PID of the µTorrent process found in the process list viewer (don't include square brackets). The resulting dump can be found as c:\jit.dmp. Do this when µTorrent hangs, and post the dump.

Upload the dump to mediafire.com or savefile.com.

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net.max_halfopen is set to 8.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2

Scan saved at 22:47:15, on 19.8.2008

Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16711)

Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:

















C:\Program Files\Norman AntiVirus\Npm\bin\ELOGSVC.EXE

C:\Program Files\Norman AntiVirus\Npm\Bin\Zanda.exe





C:\Program Files\Ad-Aware 2008\aawservice.exe






C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAANTMon.exe

c:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe


C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe




C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exe

C:\Program Files\Norman AntiVirus\Npm\bin\NJEEVES.EXE

C:\Program Files\Norman AntiVirus\nse\bin\NSESVC.EXE

C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe

C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe

C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe

C:\Program Files\Norman AntiVirus\Npm\Bin\Zlh.exe



C:\Program Files\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe

C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe

C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe

C:\Program Files\Norman AntiVirus\Nvc\bin\nvcoas.exe

C:\Program Files\Norman AntiVirus\Nvc\BIN\NVCSCHED.EXE

C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe


C:\Program Files\Norman AntiVirus\Nvc\BIN\NIP.EXE

C:\Program Files\Norman AntiVirus\Nvc\bin\cclaw.exe

C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\usnsvc.exe


C:\Program Files\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 =

O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost

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

O2 - BHO: Ask Toolbar BHO - {F0D4B231-DA4B-4daf-81E4-DFEE4931A4AA} - C:\Program Files\AskSBar\bar\1.bin\ASKSBAR.DLL

O3 - Toolbar: Ask Toolbar - {F0D4B239-DA4B-4daf-81E4-DFEE4931A4AA} - C:\Program Files\AskSBar\bar\1.bin\ASKSBAR.DLL

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iAAnotif] C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iaNvSrv] C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\OROM\IaNvSrv\IaNvSrv.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [synTPStart] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [recinfo697] c:\RecInfo\RecInfo.exe

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

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NeroCheck.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Norman ZANDA] "C:\Program Files\Norman AntiVirus\Npm\bin\ZLH.EXE" /LOAD /SPLASH

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZoneAlarm Client] "C:\Program Files\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [fsc-reg] C:\ProgramData\fsc-reg\fscreg.exe 20080807

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background

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')

O4 - Startup: OneNote 2007 -näyttöleikkeet ja Launcher.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE

O8 - Extra context menu item: V&ie Microsoft Exceliin - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O9 - Extra button: Lähetä OneNoteen - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Läh&etä OneNoteen - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll

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

O13 - Gopher Prefix:

O20 - AppInit_DLLs:

O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Ad-Aware 2008\aawservice.exe

O23 - Service: Norman eLogger service 6 (eLoggerSvc6) - Norman ASA - C:\Program Files\Norman AntiVirus\Npm\bin\ELOGSVC.EXE

O23 - Service: Intel® Matrix Storage Event Monitor (IAANTMON) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAANTMon.exe

O23 - Service: IviRegMgr - InterVideo - c:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe

O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe

O23 - Service: Norman NJeeves - Norman ASA - C:\Program Files\Norman AntiVirus\Npm\bin\NJEEVES.EXE

O23 - Service: Norman ZANDA - Norman ASA - C:\Program Files\Norman AntiVirus\Npm\Bin\Zanda.exe

O23 - Service: Norman Scanner Engine Service (nsesvc) - Norman ASA - C:\Program Files\Norman AntiVirus\nse\bin\NSESVC.EXE

O23 - Service: Norman Virus Control on-access component (nvcoas) - Norman ASA - C:\Program Files\Norman AntiVirus\Nvc\bin\nvcoas.exe

O23 - Service: Norman Virus Control Scheduler (NVCScheduler) - Norman ASA - C:\Program Files\Norman AntiVirus\Nvc\BIN\NVCSCHED.EXE

O23 - Service: Cyberlink RichVideo Service(CRVS) (RichVideo) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe

O23 - Service: SBSD Security Center Service (SBSDWSCService) - Safer Networking Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exe

O23 - Service: Fujitsu Siemens Computers Diagnostic Testhandler (TestHandler) - Fujitsu Siemens Computers - C:\firststeps\OnlineDiagnostic\TestManager\TestHandler.exe

O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Check Point Software Technologies LTD - C:\Windows\System32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe


End of file - 7835 bytes







Here's the Process Explorer info. By the way, I'm not sure if it's worth a note, but uTorrent.exe was the only process to show up purple-coloured in process-explorer.

Process PID CPU Description Company Name

System Idle Process 0 93.38

Interrupts n/a Hardware Interrupts

DPCs n/a 1.47 Deferred Procedure Calls

System 4

smss.exe 428 Windows Session Manager Microsoft Corporation

csrss.exe 568 Client Server Runtime Process Microsoft Corporation

csrss.exe 612 0.74 Client Server Runtime Process Microsoft Corporation

wininit.exe 620 Windows Start-Up Application Microsoft Corporation

services.exe 660 0.74 Services and Controller app Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 880 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

igfxsrvc.exe 3636 igfxsrvc Module Intel Corporation

svchost.exe 936 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 976 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1072 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

audiodg.exe 1224 Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1096 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

dwm.exe 1748 Desktop Window Manager Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1116 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

taskeng.exe 920 Task Scheduler Engine Microsoft Corporation

taskeng.exe 2008 Task Scheduler Engine Microsoft Corporation

SLsvc.exe 1252 Microsoft Software Licensing Service Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 1288 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

elogsvc.exe 1404 Norman eLogger service Norman ASA

Zanda.exe 1452 Norman Zanda service Norman ASA

svchost.exe 1504 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

vsmon.exe 1692 1.47 TrueVector Service Check Point Software Technologies LTD

aawservice.exe 1972 Ad-Aware Service Lavasoft

spoolsv.exe 556 Spooler SubSystem App Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 420 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

svchost.exe 2036 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

IAANTmon.exe 1616 RAID Monitor Intel Corporation

iviRegMgr.exe 2052 RegMgr Module InterVideo

svchost.exe 2104 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

RichVideo.exe 2140 RichVideo Module

svchost.exe 2220 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

TestHandler.exe 2264 Testhandler Service Fujitsu Siemens Computers

svchost.exe 2320 Host Process for Windows Services Microsoft Corporation

SDWinSec.exe 2480 Spybot-S&D Security Center integration Safer Networking Ltd.

Njeeves.exe 2620 NJeeves service Norman ASA

Nsesvc.exe 2844 Norman Scanner Engine Service Norman ASA

wmpnetwk.exe 3384 Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Microsoft Corporation

Nvcoas.exe 3476 0.74 NVC OnAccess virus scanner Norman ASA

Nvcsched.exe 3508 NVC Scheduler Norman ASA

usnsvc.exe 2160 Messenger Sharing USN Journal Reader Service Microsoft Corporation

lsass.exe 712 Local Security Authority Process Microsoft Corporation

lsm.exe 720 Local Session Manager Service Microsoft Corporation

winlogon.exe 684 Windows Logon Application Microsoft Corporation

explorer.exe 1772 Windows Explorer Microsoft Corporation

MSASCui.exe 3080 Windows Defender User Interface Microsoft Corporation

IAAnotif.exe 3088 Event Monitor User Notification Tool Intel Corporation

SynTPStart.exe 3108 Synaptics Pointing Device starter Synaptics, Inc.

SynTPEnh.exe 3616 Synaptics TouchPad Enhancements Synaptics, Inc.

Zlh.exe 3196 Norman ZLH Norman ASA

Nip.exe 4028 NVC Internet Protection Norman ASA

hkcmd.exe 3204 hkcmd Module Intel Corporation

igfxpers.exe 3212 persistence Module Intel Corporation

zlclient.exe 3220 ZoneAlarm Client Check Point Software Technologies LTD

msnmsgr.exe 3236 Windows Live Messenger Microsoft Corporation

wmpnscfg.exe 3348 Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Configuration Application Microsoft Corporation

firefox.exe 2168 Firefox Mozilla Corporation

uTorrent.exe 3828 µTorrent BitTorrent, Inc.

procexp.exe 3832 1.47 Sysinternals Process Explorer Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

CClaw.exe 4072 CClaw Norman ASA

conime.exe 2172 Console IME Microsoft Corporation

Process: uTorrent.exe Pid: 3828

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 6.10.6000.20656

comdlg32.dll Common Dialogs DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.20577

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 6.00.6000.20740

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



LPK.DLL Language Pack Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

MSCTF.dll MSCTF Server DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

msvcrt.dll Windows NT CRT DLL Microsoft Corporation 7.00.6000.16439

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

Niphk.dll NVC Internet Protection Norman ASA 5.99.0000.0001

NLAapi.dll Network Location Awareness 2 Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

npmproxy.dll Network List Manager Proxy 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

NTMARTA.DLL Windows NT MARTA provider Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

ole32.dll Microsoft OLE for Windows Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.20581

OLEAUT32.dll Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.20734

pnrpnsp.dll PNRP Name Space Provider 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

rsaenh.dll Microsoft Enhanced Cryptographic Provider Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

SAMLIB.dll SAM Library DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

Secur32.dll Security Support Provider Interface Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.20672

SETUPAPI.dll Windows Setup API Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.20734

setupapi.dll.mui Windows Setup API Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.20734

SHELL32.dll Windows Shell Common Dll Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.20822

shfolder.dll Shell Folder Service Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

SHLWAPI.dll Shell Light-weight Utility Library Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.20651

USER32.dll Multi-User Windows USER API Client DLL Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.20587

USP10.dll Uniscribe Unicode script processor Microsoft Corporation 1.626.6000.16386

uTorrent.exe µTorrent BitTorrent, Inc. 1.08.0000.11813

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

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

wship6.dll Winsock2 Helper DLL (TL/IPv6) Microsoft Corporation 6.00.6000.16386

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


I was unable to run ntsd.exe. Attempting to run it resulted in "Windows cannot find 'ntsd.exe.' Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again."

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Norman Antivirus doesn't seem to have any firewall-like features. It does have in the settings a tab called Internet Protection, but that includes only the scanning of emails, incoming instant messages and such.


I'm pretty sure I rebooted after uninstalling ZoneAlarm and before installing COMODO.



Pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc in Process Explorer only popped up Task Manager.

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What should happen? After pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc in Task Manager, the cursor icon loads for a brief moment, but there's no sign of anything actually happening.

By the way, after I exit uTorrent and when the process hangs, the CPU is partially (about half) used by System and one or two of the several svchost.exe processes. This goes on for a few minutes, after which CPU idle is 95%.

I'm going to see what happens if I start uTorrent from C: instead of the external drive. EDIT: No change, still freezes...

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I wouldn't want to uninstall Norman... It came with a 3yr subscription for this laptop, and although there is an installer, I don't know if it will work a second time. Let's first see if we can find the cause of the problem elsewhere.

EDIT: Any progress checking those logs??

EDIT 2: By the way, exactly the same problem occurs with BitTorrent 6.0.2.

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I had the same problem. I have managed to fix it by trying to guess the interfering program.

In my case it was LeechGet, because it's also a torrent client, and even if it is in background it causes uTorrent to hang.

Try experimenting, it should not be difficult.

I hope I have solved it for sure... so far so good.


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Thanks for the reply.

The only programs I have now that I didn't have on my desktop (on which uTorrent worked perfectly fine) are the ones that came with this laptop. For that reason, I wouldn't want to uninstall them... But none of them are running in the background, except for Norman Antivirus mentioned in an earlier post. They couldn't possibly interfere with uTorrent if they have no running processes, could they? There are also some other programs I have installed that weren't on my desktop, but I doubt they'd have anything to do with it, since they're not running in the background either.

I'm going to keep the uninstalling of Norman Antivirus as a last resort, which I'm going to use after testing every other torrent client to see if they work.

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Well, it stayed stable for quite a bit.

Now, it's still in trouble...I did nothing but clicking task bar icons and the like.

I am switching back to 1.7.7 that's the cure.

I guess it's a problem with those new caching disable functions...something involving memory.


Btw, no Norman stuff on my pc at all, and no AV running (no way, though, apparently)

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I let other people judge whether or not giving out my (supposedly) working solution has (or has not) been sporting.

Since the program HANGS (and does not CRASH) no dumps were ever generated. What are you talking about??

I did wrote: "hang", didnt I?

I find it (and let others judge as well) not clever,correct,polite... to assume that I am ignoring the problem, without knowing what I did or did not, and instead of realizing that the program is not stable (on some systems) as it is claimed, so I just had to make one step back.

Note: I didn't write to ask for help, BUT to try helping out...

And, for your knowledge, I have always sent dumps out ("now" you know it).

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I'm sorry I was referring to post #2 in this thread... where there is specific problem being investigated, even though the dumps are sent to the developers when you say "Yes" having the dumps created when the problem is happening helps immensely. That your problem was alleviated by removing LeechGet is interesting, and good that you found a solution, but if you did go through and FORCE a dump and have them tell you indeed something about LeechGet causing uTorrent to freeze-on-close is a more specific solution. I didn't even know about LeechGet before you mentioned it ><

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If you're looking for my (the original poster's) uTorrent crash dump that Ultima requested in post #2, look at post #11.

EDIT: If you were critisizing me in your post about ignoring the problem or not sending crash dumps to developers, well, how have I ignored the problem, hmm? I came here to ask help, and there really isn't much else I can or am willing to do without their help. And as for crash dumps, there are no crash dumps to send, because the program doesn't crash, it freezes, or hangs, to be correct. If you weren't critisizing me, ignore this.

Ultima, thanks for the link. I wonder how I missed that... anyway, I disabled internet protection in Norman, rebooted and confirmed that internet protection was not enabled (the tab didn't show up in Norman's configuration). Still, the problem persists. I ran uTorrent for an hour or so, then clicked exit in the tray, and after several minutes it still shows up in Task Manager. So obviously Norman's internet protection isn't the cause.

I'm going to have to try an earlier version of uTorrent next.

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As I wrote previously, I don't think anymore that the hang-up is due to a specific program.

I believe that it's a conflict of processes, maybe with taskbar itself, maybe system processes involving memory, who knows.

It just freeze without doing aything but staring at it...so It has to be some system activity (or a Vista issue? )

If there is a way to force a dump in case of freeze up, that's good, I didn't know either.

I have to work out how to do it, however.

As I said, the program just hangs, and if you close it, the process stays in task manager. You can kill it, but it lasts a long while running still there.

I don't know how many are having the same trouble, anyhow as the problem shows up systematically it's very easy to observe by any developer.

thelittlefire, no problem for the confusion, forget it.

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I gather that in your case uTorrent actually freezes while you're running it, that is, before you've closed the program (from the tray icon or File menu)? If so, your problem is different than mine. uTorrent doesn't freeze on my computer, it's the process that is left hanging after closing it from the tray icon. The tray icon does disappear, but the process in Task Manager doesn't. If I try startin uTorrent then, it just says "it seems there is another instance of uTorrent already running, but it isn't responding."

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Let's say this way:

Once it hangs (by itself, say you switch window and go back to uTorrent window) you can, and have to, close it from tray icon or program window red X top right end corner).

From here the behavior is exactly what you described in your very last post.

You can tell that uTorrent is hanging by observing the mouse pointer going into waiting/working mode (default for vista is a rotating circle). Good if that is not happening to you at all.

However, for one reason or another, when I (or we) close uTorrent I observe your very same behavior.


When it hangs of course the file menu is not accessible as the whole window is stuck

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