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Old 01-05-2013, 04:48 PM   #103
MontyJ
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Originally Posted by theducks View Post
Run MEMTEST86+ (an ISO is available to make a bootable CD. Also on UBUNTU Live CD).
It will grind away for Hours per pass, 2 passes usuallYsurfaces problems
Quote:
Originally Posted by theducks View Post
Run MEMTEST86+ (an ISO is available to make a bootable CD. Also on UBUNTU Live CD).
It will grind away for Hours per pass, 2 passes usuallYsurfaces problems
Ran memtest overnight (12hrs, 45min!) and it completed 2 passes without any errors.

With both the x64 and x32 versions installed, gave W8 Safe Mode a try:

1. Loading either version gave me an "Adapter Error" This looks like it is looking for a driver for a "transfer device"? Not sure, but since that did not crash the pgm, kept going.

2. Loaded 3 small epub books into Calibre x32. Selected all of them and selected Convert to Mobi. No problems; all converted normally. Closed the x32 version.

3. Loaded the x64 version. Deleted the Mobi conversion files for all 3 original epubs loaded. Selected all 3 epub books and selected convert to mobi. Program crashed, no error messages on screen.

4. Restarted the x64 version. No mobi files were made, so selected one epub book. It converted normally.

5. Selected the other two epubs to convert to mobi and the pgm crashed.

This is the same general type of behavior as in normal W8 mode. Seemed pointless to bang away using other functions if that simple convert multiple books won't work.

I don't see many users of W8 yet using Calibre, so obviously can't compare experiences on any meaningfull level yet, x32 or x64.

What I have experienced so far, based on Safe Mode having the same issues, and memory probably not the problem, I am stuck.

Hopefully as more folks adopt W8, we will be able to see if the issue is limited to my setup, or more spread out across W8 users, especially x64 users. For reference purposes, here are some details on my setup:
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Windows 8 Professional (x64) (build 9200)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 12/12/2012 4:47:01 PM
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-990FXA-UD3
Enclosure Type: Desktop
3.20 gigahertz AMD Phenom II X4 955 (overclocking not activated)
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded
Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-990FXA-UD3
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F9b 07/11/2012
32766 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Slot 'A0' has 8192 MB
Slot 'A1' has 8192 MB
Slot 'A2' has 8192 MB
Slot 'A3' has 8192 MB
Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series [Hard drive] (256.05 GB) -- drive 0, s/n S12xxxxxxx (Dual-Boot Win8 x64 installed here)
KINGSTON SH100S3120G [Hard drive] (120.03 GB) -- drive 1, s/n 500xxxxxxx (Dual-Boot Win7 x64 installed here)

NOTE; Other legacy Sata HD's and Sata DVD burner installed. All use AHCI settings.
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Thanks for the pointers!

Monty
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