Vista werfault.exe hogging cpu %, windows update of service pack 1 fails with error code 643..... upgrade to 7 or buy a macbook?
I'm running windows vista. i can't find a way to turn off 'werfault.exe' (windows error reporting), which according to hours of searching and reading, is directly related to the cpu running at near 100% continuously and severely slowing even the simplest
of tasks. was thinking of upgrading to windows 7, but the sevice pack 1 update needs to be installed and vista continues to fail the installation daily referencing error code 643 (i'm suppose to uninstall .net framework files and reinstall.... blah, blah,
blah) and i also found that windows 7 also has automatic error reporting which, i would assume, would cause the same cpu problems.
so, here's my dilemma, should i buy a macbook or macbook pro? Someone from Microsoft, please convince me otherwise by providing an easy, user friendly explanation to fix these problems that will take me less than 60 seconds to automatically run a fix. I don't
really have time to spend troubleshooting a computer when i have three kids under four and real work to do that would be more productive if i could actually use the software i purchased versus trying to figure out how to fix an operating system. i'm a finance
guy, not a programmer.
Let's see - Vista, werfault.exe continuously running and hogging cpu %, windows update of service pack 1 with error code 643, lack of formal programming education..... upgrade to 7 or buy a macbook?
I’ll try my best to resolve your problem in the simplest way.
Windows Error Reporting can be turned off from the Control Panel. Here’s how:
1. Go to start and type Problem Reports and Solutions in the search field.
2. Select Problem Reports and Solutions from the search list.
3. Click the Advanced settings link.
4. Select Off to turn off Error Reporting.
I have the same problem. It has been like this for about a week. I turned off the error reporting program already, but it said I couldn't turn it off because I wasn't a system administrator, which isn't true because I am the only profile/account.
I had the same expereince. Initially I disabled it in Vista 32 in 'Safe' mode, but when I logged into 'regular, normal windows mode' I got the same results as you did. Do you have the 'User Control Accounts' turned on? If not it would seem that we aren't
recognized as being 'Administrators' Once I reactiveted the 'User accounts' with a PassWord for the Administrator I was able to completely disable it. However WerFault.Exe is STILL being triggered and saturating my CPUs )< 8( I subsequently disabled 'WerFault.Exe'
from starting when windows starts up, but it is STILL doing it!
Many malware programs can show up on your system as seemingly legitimate files by using file names that are very similar to those of legitimate files. Please scan your system using a reliable antivirus and anti-spyware program.
For virus scan we encourage you to use Windows Live One Care.
Sometimes a false positive report is generated for a perfectly valid file. This is true if virus definition database hasn’t been updated in quite a while. This is the reason why, you must keep your antimalware up-to-date at all times.