shrug-l: Anyone else experiencing issues with Windows 7 recently?

Peterson, Lance Lance.Peterson at
Fri Aug 24 10:22:33 EDT 2012

I started experiencing problem #1 about 2 months ago where one app would hang and then all open apps would crash. I was able to stop the problem by turning off the Nvidia nView utility. This is a utility that let me quickly open a window across multiple monitors. nView had been working fine for almost 2 years and I had not made any recent updates to the graphics drivers, so I'm guessing it was either a Windows update or our McAfee virus scanner that was causing the problem. McAfee often has fits of high processor usage that makes all applications non-responsive.

Lance Peterson
ISS Business Systems Analyst
City of Tallahassee

From: shrug-l-bounces at [mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Tripp Corbin
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2012 8:30 AM
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Subject: shrug-l: Anyone else experiencing issues with Windows 7 recently?

I got the following post on from another GIS List I am on. Until I saw it I had not realized I has been experiencing the same behavior recently. I wonder if anyone else has experienced it as well. If so anyone figured out why?

This is a 2 fold query:

1.   I've been using Windows 7 since 2009.  But, in the last 3-5 months I, along with friends and colleagues, have noticed a spike in the
number of times application become "hung" with the common message at the end of the app's Title Bar that reads "(Not Responding)".  Sometime it will
correct and continue, at other times it will crash.  I NEVER saw this problem prior to about Feb. or March of this year.  Has anyone else noticed this spike?  Or, does anyone know what is causing it and if Microsoft is aware and working on the problem?  This occurs on a wide variety of computer types.

2.  When editing table records in ArcMap, has anyone experienced a long delay or 'drag' in the functionality of running Field Calculator or Calculate Geometry, which then spawns the problem described in #1?

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