Note: Maiden append. Be kind to me, I'm a pensioner! I worked in IT since the IBM S/370 was announced; 37 years of that with IBM, some in PC H/W and Software support. I retired from IBM in 2012 in happy circumstances.
On my system, HWiNFO64.exe crashes as soon as it is launched (Windows description: "Stopped working", optimistic since it never started...). It has done this for every version I've tried (including betas)
HWiNFO32 tells me:
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770
… more details on request.
If there's anything I can do to identify the source of this problem, just let me know.
Incidentally, I'd like to explain that I'm not usually so poor at collecting diagnostic information.
But I'd just installed a USB3 disk enclosure, and it seemed to require updates to my USB3 drivers. Every time I tried to update the USB3 drivers, I ended up with damaged USB2 drivers. The USB2 driver problem disabled my keyboard/mouse (amongst other things), and Windows Power Saving took out my displays after 5 minutes of "inactivity". The recovery was easy (I logged on using Remote Desktop Connection from my HP Proliant server) but I still got incredibly stressed.
Then, my last driver update not only disabled USB2, but left it disabled after rolling out the USB3 update. And after using System Restore to before my application of the USB3 update!
Anyway, HWiNFO32 was brilliant in diagnosing the USB problems. I just wish it hadn't told me than my OCZ-VERTEX4 128Gb C: drive has zero Drive Remaining Life...
The crash is caused by an OpenCL sequence HWiNFO performs to wake potentially sleeping GPUs.
This might be resolved by upgrading the graphics drivers.
If that doesn't help, disabling the "Wake disabled GPUs" option in HWiNFO.
If you get that working and want me to check the problem with remaining drive life, please attach another Debug File (without crash) and I'll check that.
01-11-2015, 11:26 AM (This post was last modified: 01-11-2015, 11:27 AM by Swifty.)
Disabling "Wake disabled GPUs" fixed the problem. Thank you.
I'll leave the graphics drivers alone. After three days battling with USB drivers, I've thrown in the towel on drivers.
I've attached the Debug file to see why my OCZ-Vertex4 drive says zero Drive Remaining Life. The system was assembled September 2012, so it's quite young. I use my PC a lot, but I avoid overloading the C: drive, if only because it has only 128Gb and I'm running low on space.
The only unusual thing about my C: drive is that it contains a few Junction points to other drives in my system. I don't see how that could affect lifetime, though.
Gmail has an add-on which scans for the word "attach" or "attachment" and complains if you haven't added an attachment. I desperately need this function in all of the programs that I use. I always remember after pressing "send", like I did with this. in response to my prior post.
Thanks. This is strange, but it really seems that the drive reports 0% remaining life.
Can you please try another tool for confirming (from OCZ, or CrystalDiskInfo) how much remaining life it reports ?