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Re: Hang on Windows XP SP3

From: Jurko Gospodnetić <jurko.gospodnetic_at_docte.hr>
Date: Tue, 05 Aug 2008 08:12:53 +0200

   Hi Bart.

>> For a while now I thought I had a hard drive going bad. Each day I've
>> been getting a complete system hang that lasts several minutes
>> (sometimes several times per day). It's a strange hang too in that the
>> entire GUI is locked. I can still move my cursor around the screen but
>> clicks and even Ctrl+Alt+Del are non responsive. After I wait the few
>> minutes the system catches up and responds in rapid succession to all
>> the clicks I made during the hang.
>>
>> These hangs seem completely random. I do not notice them happening
>> specifically in response to right clicks or any event like that. Once,
>> this hang happened on a commit, so I decided to uninstall TortoiseSVN
>> to see if the problem went away. Sure enough it did. I'm uninstalling
>> now and plan to try 1.4.8 to see if that resolves the problem.
>>
>> I'll report back after a couple days with 1.4.8.
>
> Well that was short lived. 1.4.8 has the same behavior as 1.5+. I've
> tried disabling my AV (sophos) thinking there might be a conflict
> there, but to no avail. Any ideas of how I can debug this to find out
> what is causing this hang? I can't live without my TortoiseSVN, but
> right now I can't live with it either.

   A similar thing happens to me and it has been happening since I
installed TortoiseSVN 1.4.6 I believe...

   In my case the explorer process goes into an infinite 'active loop'
and uses up as much processing power as it can get its grubby little
hands on. Special Windows keyboard shortcuts still work though. The
workaround I use is to start the task manager (Ctrl+Shift+ESC) and kill
and restart the explorer process but I'm still hoping someone will clean
up this bug. :-(

   I have never found enough time to go and test this issue in more
detail but my notebook goes into hybernation a lot so that might have
something to do with it. I also use substed drives whose roots point to
my sandboxes, but I believe this problem was happening even when I did
not have such drives.

   Is there any kind of logging that could be turned on so I could
collect the log and post it to this mailing list so it can help someone
debug the issue?

   Hope this helps.

   Best regards,
     Jurko Gospodnetić

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Received on 2008-08-05 08:15:19 CEST

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