Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Black, the new Blue?

IDG skriver idag om en väldigt irriterande bugg i Vista. Skärmen blir svart efter att välkomstrutan visats. Här på kontoret inträffar den ibland och har lett till två stycken ominstallationer av Vista. En snabb googling ger ca 300 000 träffar så uppenbarligen måste det vara en vanligt förekommande bugg.

Denna bugg var relativt vanlig på min laptop innan jag uppgraderade till SP1 men nu, peppar peppar,  så funkar laptopen mycket bättre.

Jag kan inte förstå hur Microsoft lyckas göra en så dålig lansering av ett operativsystem. Andra lanseringar de gör upplever iaf inte jag alls lika buggiga. Tänker på nya .net ramverk, nya versioner av Office och andra desktop applikationer. 

1 comment :

  1. Hi, I found a way to get rid of the "Vista Black screen after welcome" on my PC.

    The following has to be done in the stated sequence;

    1) From the control panel, Disable the side bar and click on "Apply".
    2) Using msconfig, disable the service "Windows image ackuisition (WIA)" and click on "Apply".
    3) Restart the PC.

    The PC should start without the black screen and without the side bar.

    4) From the control panel, Enable the side bar and click on "Apply".
    5) Using msconfig, check that "Windows image ackuisition (WIA)" is still disabled, And click on Apply.
    6) Restart the PC.

    The PC should now start without the black screen, and with the side bar.

    I found the WIA problem by first disabling the side bar, and then running msconfig to disable
    all start up programs and all services, this made the PC start without the black screen.
    Then i enabled all start up programs and still no problem.
    After that I enabled all services and the problem came back.
    I disabled all services again, and started to enable them about
    20 a time. About half way through the list I found the one that caused my black screen problem.
    It was "Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)" I left it disabled and enabled all the other services.
    When restarting the PC there is no black screen.
    However, when enabling the side bar, the black screen comes back.
    The side bar somehow enables the WIA service. Fortunately, it showed that
    if you first enabled the sidebar, and then (in the same session) disabled the WIA service,
    then on start up there is no black screen, and you have the side bar there.
    I think the WIA service problem has something to do with the HP printer software,
    since I´ve noticed that if I use the Scanner in my HP Photosmart 3310
    the black screen problem comes back.

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