First my apologies last night for hijacking someone elses thread. Being frustrated with vista is enough to
....well you get the picture.
After doing a bit of homework and finding literally thousands of posts scatterd across the web, and having a very annoying hang up call with an intern at MS,
I suppose I am chasing a moot point, however here's the deal.
I run a small lighting and sound company. I have 8 different computers configured for different things as far as shows are concerned. Just built 2 biostar TA780g rigs with ati dual x850 cards. AMD4600x2 for a cpu, ram at 4gig. Vista 32 "ultimate" sp1.
These are to replace some older socket a stuff and none of them do games but we DO extensive 3d video displays at theaters, live band venues and so on. Too many problems with intel, nvidia and our apps, so we are all amd / ati here.
Yesterday while managing some fresh mp3 rips with a program called Tagscanner, which I have used for years, got a bsod, and when everything came back all was well except that Vista changed everything to read only.
we are talking about over 300,000 assorted mp3's,music video files, Karaoke cdg files, and xml lighting scene files that i can no longer do anything with spread across four harddrives. since the software apps we use make extensive use of the write-rewrite xmls constantly,now two of our apps lockup on startup.
I would not even be here except that the 780g chipset and nvidia geforce 8 and up require dx10 to function at full potential.
So my questions:
1. Does anyone know anything about regaining control over disc management properties in vista?
2. ive heard rumors that there are ways of getting dx10 to run on xp, and it's still in its experimental stages. ANY GOOD info on that would be welcome- two sites i hit last night got me some nice trojans. But if it is real, I am sooooo back to xp it aint funny. 12 years on the road with computeres and only had one dead show in all that time that was computer related. in the past two weeks we have had six cause of vista. the lost shows cost me more than both computers and both "ultimate" packages and the software combined X2!
3. the flying- self managing UAC- is it ever REALLY disabled? tried three different things to get rid of that piece of ----, work.
Seems vista would be a wonderful os if we could just controll it ourselves. Thes have to be rock solid, everytime they run. our business depends on it.
We tried 5 different mobos, and 15 different dual video cards before we came on this combination and so far its the only thing close to delivering what we need. Intel and nvidia didnt even come close. they had the speed but couldent stand road life and nvidia dont play well going to composite from svid and that is a must since almost 99% of the venues break to video DA's from a composite or svid line. Also- Ive contacted out app vendors, we are not the only ones with this problem and there seems to be no known cure...YET.
I'd rather start with a pound of napalm......! THAT would be a show.lol.
Any ideas are welcome. thanks y'all.