Tag Archives: “Hard Disk”

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and SBS 2008 with Service Pack 2 – You may find that applications stop responding, delays occur during resume from standby and/or files may become corrupt when the computer goes to sleep/hibernate and/or poor AMD processor/chipset performance

A variety of issue exist post service pack 2 with Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Small Business Server 2008, a variety of hotfixes have been released since 2008 to address these issues but you only need to apply the latest to ensure that all subsequent issues are addressed.   You should only need to apply the … Continue Reading ››

Windows Server 2008 R2 and SBS 2011 RTM or SP1 – You may experience disk I/O performance issues with certain Intel Xeon Processors

You may experience disk I/O performance issues if your server contains an Intel Xeon Westmere-EX (10 Core) processor This can occur because some of the I/O completion port objects are not cache-aligned. This behavior is what causes poor disk I/O performance. You can resolve the issue by updating Ntoskrnl.exe and Ntkrnlpa.exe updated versions are available for download from Continue Reading ››

Windows 7 RTM or SP1 – Slow System Startup When Your Machine Contains a Large Hard Disk Drive

You may find that when you have a large hard disk drive the number of restore points that are retained causes the Windows 7 boot plan to exceed the file size of 512 kilobytes (KB).  512 KB being the precached limit means that the boot plan is no longer cached and causes the system startup … Continue Reading ››

Remote Desktop Sessions Pause Or Exhibit Unresponsiveness – Lag Whilst Typing And Session Will Not Accept Mouse Inputs

Remote Desktop Services can be extremely useful, allowing users to access a terminal server or their company desktop computer from another location.  One very common complaint with RDP sessions is screen refresh delays and a delay when typing or trying to click on items using the mouse cursor.  It will appear to most that the … Continue Reading ››