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Offline jeppe777

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Windows 10 Creators Update
« on: May 02, 2017, 01:06:43 PM »
After upgrading, altbinz 0.44.0 utilizes 14% cpu usage consistently even when not downloading.

Offline BrokenPixel

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Re: Windows 10 Creators Update
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 07:02:38 PM »
No issues here but the creators update has cause a bunch of random issues across multiple machines so I'm in no way surprised. Have you tried installing, removing all user data and reinstalling?

Offline rdc

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Re: Windows 10 Creators Update
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 09:33:47 PM »
Hi,

I noted issues with AltBinz ver 0.44.2.1. running under the Creators' Update (Build 1709).  After installing this latest Win 10 update recently, Windows reported memory errors when using AltBinz; no other programs on my machine caused a similar problem. (Sorry, I did not take a screenshot of the error message.) I tried reinstalling the latest version of AltBinz, but the same issues occurred. I did not completely uninstall AltBinz but I did "hide" my user data in a separate directory (my download queue is rather extensive).  Uninstalling Win 10 Build 1709 and returning to the previous build of Win 10 returned AltBinz operation to normal.

I'm curious if others have noticed similar issues, and if so, found solutions.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Windows 10 Creators Update
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 10:48:43 PM »
Rdc, I'll try and prepare test version for you in the next few days. Is that ok? Will you be around?

Offline dabrown

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Re: Windows 10 Creators Update
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 11:17:31 PM »
rdc:
After I installed installed Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709 I started getting System Error.  Code 998.  Invalid access to memory location

However, it seems my issue was directly related to the amount of items I had in my queue, which even though deleted a bunch of old duplicate items, my memory usage still exceeded 2GB, which was actually working OK under anniversary update, but seems like Fall Creators Update doesn't like it.....

Anyway, copied my entire queue folder to a backup, cleared it and started again from scratch and it's been working fine ever since.

Obviously I would like to access that original queue folder at some point, rdl suggested I modify the queue.idx

rdl's suggestion was to have a two or three queue backup folders, each one after opening the queue.idx file and "remove half of hashes (from 3rd line and below)".

Obviously you'll need to work out which hashes you remove from each file, but you potentially will have a few queue folders, each with their own queue.idx file, and once you close Alt.Binz, you should be able to rename, and relaunch Alt.Binz with a different queue folder.

This is theoretical, but it's what rdl suggested to me when my queue blew past the 2GB memory limit and while it was working in Anniversary Edition, I got a hard error and it wouldn't work at all in Fall Creators Update.

rdl will advise if I am steering you in the wrong direction here - but as I said, clearing my queue folder completely, fixed the error and Alt.Binz returned to normal operation.  Not ideal, but kept me going, just need to work out how I'm going to deal with the old queue folder which still has heaps of stuff I want to download.

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Re: Windows 10 Creators Update
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2017, 05:21:15 AM »
Hi All,

Thank you rdl and BrokenPixel for the replies. 

Rdl, in response to your question, yes I'll be around, but I my job keeps me busy until about 7:00pm Pacific Time. I should be able to spend some time trouble shooting this coming holiday weekend but I cannot in good conscience expect anyone to spend time on this issue over Thanksgiving.

BrokenPixel, the error message that you received looks very familiar and is likely the same one I received.  I have a looked at my memory usage and indeed it exceeds 2GB according to Task Manager -- it's currently at 2,567MB.  Perhaps tomorrow I'll be able to reload Creators' Update (that alone takes quite a while on my machine) and then retest the system ensuring that the volume of items in my queue results in less than 2GB of total memory used. 

If it matters, my machine is several years old with Win10 64-bit (currently Build 1703), 32GB memory, i7-2600K cpu at factory speeds, with a Samsung 256GB SSD boot drive, and more hard disks than I care admit (totaling 22TB).  If you more particulars would help, please let me know.

Thanks again,
rdc


Offline dabrown

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Re: Windows 10 Creators Update
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 12:26:33 PM »
@rdc

I'm not offended, but I think it was me you might have been replying to  :D

The issue I saw "System Error.  Code 998.  Invalid access to memory location"  is almost certainly related to a huge queue, and the fact that Alt.Binz is only 32bit, it can't address more than 2GB of ram iirc from what rdl told me.

So if you can back up your queue folder - and then try it with an empty queue and the error message goes away, then that's likely your problem.

You can easily take screen shots in Windows 10 using the Windows Key and Print Screen - the resulting image ends up in \Pictures\Screenshots if you want to take a quick capture of your error message.

As I said, my larger than 2GB queue was *somehow* working for me on Windows 10 x64 Anniversary Update, but since I had many other issues with the original 1703 Creators Update, I was able find ways to put it off until 1709 Fall Creators Update came out.  Again I experienced a myriad of issues relating to Windows Defender, Hexchat for irc and of course Alt.Binz.

Since I got that error message (listed above) almost immediately when I loaded Alt.Binz and my huge queue, I couldn't use the program at all.  Some quick irc support from rdl suggested it was probably my queue, and when I made a backup queue folder, and started from scratch the error went away and Alt.Binz has been working quite well under Win 10 x64 1709 Fall Creators Update 8GB RAM running on my laptop with an i5-5200U 2.20GHz (which isn't the fastest machine, but I just haven't gotten around to migrating all my systems to newer i5-7500U (kaby-lake) laptop and i7-7700 desktop.  Both have 16GB RAM and SSD and I wont know my self given I've built similar systems for family and friends and they fly, especially with the NVMe M.2 SSD Drives.

Cheers