Ok, so my programming class got me in to the MSAA (Microsoft Academic Alliance) so I thought I’d try out Visio. See I’m working on my Mini Baja Car Computer for the team again, revamping it from scratch. I’ve decided to take it in ‘reverse’ this year. I’m designing the whole thing out with big fancy diagrams and write-ups and listings, and then from there creating the final schematic and PCB layout. So Visio makes sense for this job, since I’m still writing my Vista Article and it seemed like a good test to run, it was free after all. So…
It worked. I made two awesome diagrams to start and more on the way, all at the Baja meeting while listening to Steve and Kevin babble about CVTs and clutches. Then I decided to go home and relax for a bit as it was a long day.
Program closes all nice and neat… wait, no, “Microsoft Visio 2007 has stopped working, searching for a solution to this problem…”
It crashed on exit, bad luck right? Except it keeps happening over and over again, and not just with Visio. Since my hard lock experience trying to run AVP2 a week or so ago (I maintain the games crappy coding caused the hard lock) Vista has been in a slow steady decline. While this is characteristic of most Windows installs, this happened much too soon for my liking. I may have to cut the article short as an unstable system is not conducive to things like, passing my classes, which arguably take precedence over this.
So I’m making an observation that Vista is much more finicky about terminal (the doomed-to-die kind) crashes than XP was/is. Perhaps it’s a temporary issue that a battery of system maintenance can fix, but I find Windows is like a car, once it’s damaged, it’ll never be completely fixed. I’m also afraid to look at the kind of mess the registry has probably become over the course of the test.
On the upside, the update that theoretically increases boot up and shut down time actually worked wonderfully, a little bit of respite from all the trouble I’ve been experiencing with my ‘random’ crashing.
That’s all for now, just thought I’d check in with y’all