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Virtualization, x64, a Red Laptop, and Blue Screens

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Published Wednesday, July 30, 2008 6:15 PM by andyleonard

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jerryhung said:

I am impressed by the Dell support at least

Time to try Hyper-V?

July 31, 2008 11:37 AM

John Paul Cook said:

Andy, I think you'll find that 2008 Server x64 is faster than Vista. You'll also notice that Hyper-V is much faster than VMware, VPC, or Virtual Server and it supports 64-bit guests.

July 31, 2008 1:27 PM

sql_noob said:

i've had a bunch of BSOD's on windows 2003 x64 last year. you have to look at the code when it does a memory dump, look that up or call MS to ask them. doesn't mean it's a bad hard drive. there is also a debug utility you can download that will analyze the dump file and tell you the cause. we also had an issue where the server would simply freeze. MS had us configure the registry to allow forcing a BSOD, grabbed the code from the dump file and told us the problem and we fixed it

in our case it was an issue with storport drivers for an HBA. had to make sure we had the latest drivers, firmware and download patches from MS. fixed it.

forgot where i read it but supposedly a hard drive has twice as much raw space as usable space. what happens is that there are always errors so it moves your data to the good sectors and marks the bad.

July 31, 2008 2:39 PM

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