Friday, August 24, 2007


New PC purchased. Brand spanking new. Only issue....Windows Vista. Go in world, water looks pretty, the kokopelli statues look better than they did before. Only problem I'm having, after a bit, from one second to thirty minutes after arriving in world, the entire computer freezes up.

It has to be something simple. Maybe I need to take some items out of the systems tray. Disable some of those programs when I'm in world. I don't know. Found a page on the EA Games website about how to get some of their games to run on Vista if problems are experienced, wondering if that would work with Second Life? Funny thing, Sims 2, all it's expansion packs, and it's booster packs all loaded onto the computer with no problem, runs smoother, too.

I know my Irish friend Hotspur is experiencing problems, although I think he's on a laptop. I'm on a PC.....can't be the same problems we're experiencing? Maybe I need to adjust my preferences......I dunno....

But rest assured. I shall conquer Windows Vista. You will see me in world on a regular basis, again. So, be ready to cheer me on as I return.


Hotspur O'Toole said...

Windows Vista and Second Life are, currently, a bad mix. There's a link in the comments section to a recent post on Hibernia (the one with myself at an establishment called Geek Squad island) that will help mitigate some of your issues.

One other question: What is the brand and memory of your video card? That is an easy fix!

You have my sympathy and empathy. I had no desire for Windows Vista but was saddled with it the moment I decided to save some USD by purchasing a system from Costco vice a dedicated computer store. If I had been in my right mind, I would have tried to find an XP laptop instead, but they don't make them any more... :-(


Seraph Nephilim said...

I know most people have had better luck with Nicholaz' version of the client. Don't know if his fixes help Vista issues, but might not hurt to try:

Unfortunately, I can't help beyond this as I don't run Vista. (And usually don't run Windows at all ^.^ )