My rant a couple of weeks ago got some attention from some clever people in Microsoft. A few uploaded crashdumps later and the problem has 90% certain been found. It turned out that a simple sidebar gadget that monitored my Axis security camera was bringing Vista to its knees. Essentially, the handle count was way waaaay up….
Anyway, as I mentioned in my previous rant, I suspected a third party product problem. But that IS the problem with Vista right? The general consensus from users I come across is that Vista crashes, Vista is slow, Outlook on Vista is slow…. etc. But, simply put, in almost every case of Vista issues, I have found a third party product to be causing problems.
Microsoft really need to come up with is a “click this button to find my problem” system. Easier said than done, but there has to be a way! Not everyone would be as quick to get top level support like I did, to essentially find a simple Sidebar gadget be the problem.
I don’t have the answers… but I certainly can see the problem!