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Utorrent crashing windows ten
« on: January 02, 2017, 01:35:12 am »
I'm running Utorrent version 2.2.1 and it's crashing Windows 10 and causing it to reboot.  can't really seed or download when this happens.  any help appreciated.


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Re: Utorrent crashing windows ten
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2017, 02:07:35 am »
I use 3.3.1 on Windows 10 both desktop and laptop. I don't have problems with it. Try updating to 3.3.1

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Re: Utorrent crashing windows ten
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2017, 02:43:23 am »
I had been running that version, however for some reason downloads stopped working and I couldn't connect to seeds/peers.


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Re: Utorrent crashing windows ten
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 06:15:09 am »
Have you tried v3.2.3?

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Re: Utorrent crashing windows ten
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2017, 07:13:14 am »
No Al I hadn't.  Weird update though.  When I'm downloading off the ethernet cable instead of wifi and I have something running in vlc, it doesn't crash.


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Re: Utorrent crashing windows ten
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2017, 08:14:00 am »
To be safe, check your system with a good antivirus program.

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Re: Utorrent crashing windows ten
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2017, 04:59:49 pm »
I ran that as well as my adware program.  Found nothing.


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Re: Utorrent crashing windows ten
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2017, 05:30:08 pm »
Windows 10 does definitely have issues with older versions of utorrent, so you're not alone with that. A lot of people have found that 2.2.1 just doesn't work at all on Windows 10, so my advice is to first update to 3.3.1, as the newest and (IMO) most reliable version that's whitelisted on BBT. It sounds like the problem you were having with that version is something else, which may well be fixable.

If 3.3.1 is still not downloading or seeding anything, have a look and post the tracker status here.

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Re: Utorrent crashing windows ten
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2017, 06:00:45 am »
All right, thanks guys.  I'll keep you posted.


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Re: Utorrent crashing windows ten
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2017, 04:59:03 pm »
Windows 10 does definitely have issues with older versions of utorrent, so you're not alone with that. A lot of people have found that 2.2.1 just doesn't work at all on Windows 10...
Interestingly enough, 2.2.1 works fine for me on Windows 10, and has since install.

Capnmorgan, you might want to run a RAM test (torrent clients tend to be rather RAM-hungry).  Also, a lot of people with similar issues found their network driver was bad (Windows 10 tends to install the wrong one).  Additionally, MacAfee antivirus is a common culprit in Windows BSOD's, especially Win10, involving torrent clients.  But it would help a lot to see what exact error was present (you can either turn off the auto-restart after a bluescreen, or check your error logs under Computer Administration); it's very difficult to troubleshoot in a vacuum...

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Re: Utorrent crashing windows ten
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2017, 05:17:49 pm »
Thanks Boz, I'll try that out.  I'm actually running Avira Antivir as my antivirus software.  Mcaffee just wasn't catching enough before installation so I switched.


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Re: Utorrent crashing windows ten
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2017, 05:22:16 pm »
Yes, network drivers might to be a good tip. User applications shouldn't crash the OS, only bugs in OS itself or drivers.

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Re: Utorrent crashing windows ten
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2017, 07:42:50 pm »
Thanks Boz, I'll try that out.  I'm actually running Avira Antivir as my antivirus software.  Mcaffee just wasn't catching enough before installation so I switched.
I recommend running the MacAfee "wipe" tool, then (at least temporarily) uninstalling Avira and doing the same (both links are to the "official" version).  MacAfee (among many AVs/security suites, most especially Norton) is notorious for not uninstalling properly and may be conflicting with Avira.  Then try enabling Windows' native AV protection for a while and testing out your torrent clients.

You COULD also try using John MacAfee's recommended uninstallation procedure, but YMMV (yes, that's really John MacAfee, and warning, while not porn, very, very NSFW link!  Also, do not drink soda while watching, trust me).

I'd also go to your network card's vendor (NOT Windows Update) and updating your driver from there.  If you have Pro or Enterprise, also turn OFF Automatic Driver Updates; M$ is very bad at handling these and it's caused a litany of problems throughout the launch of Windows 10 :unsure:.

If this fixes the issue, THEN try reinstalling Avira and see if everything remains copacetic.  Otherwise, you now know what the problem is :P .  Get back to us either way; if this doesn't help, there are other possibilities, but I want to cover the most likely 1st.  Also, make sure you tell us the actual BSOD error text/code, if it happens again (remember to turn off auto-restart).

Yes, network drivers might to be a good tip. User applications shouldn't crash the OS, only bugs in OS itself or drivers.
True enough but even so, userspace applications have been involved in BSODs since the inception of the OS ::).  And to be fair, for Linux and Mac — well, the equivalent error, anyway, up until Macs went down the Intel path and traded the "Beachball of Doom" for the BSOD :laugh: — as well, although far less commonly so.
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Re: Utorrent crashing windows ten
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2017, 10:09:12 pm »
Windows 10 does definitely have issues with older versions of utorrent, so you're not alone with that. A lot of people have found that 2.2.1 just doesn't work at all on Windows 10...
Interestingly enough, 2.2.1 works fine for me on Windows 10, and has since install.

Yeah, it works perfectly for some people. Then for others it just doesn't work at all, causing a whole variety of problems, although to be fair I don't recall hearing much about it causing BSODs.

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Re: Utorrent crashing windows ten
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2017, 05:42:56 pm »
Windows 10 has been iffy with many torrent clients (and AVs, notably) including both old and new versions of utorrent.  It is what it is *shrug*.

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Re: Utorrent crashing windows ten
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2017, 05:58:31 pm »
It is what it is *shrug*.
You mean a big PoS :P?

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Re: Utorrent crashing windows ten
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2017, 06:41:45 pm »
I'm definitely biased — my pirated Windows 7 x64 Ultimate updated to fully-legal Windows 10 x64 Pro — but I'm not totally disappointed with 10, although I certainly have many issues with it.  Once you turn off all of the telemetry and pith Cortana ("OOSU10" is an excellent tool for this) it's not terrible.  It most certainly is superior to 8 and 8.1, in any case ::) :P.  There's also the simple fact that Win7 is falling rapidly behind DirectX changes.

The main beef I have with 10 is the terrible update scheme; even with "Pro", it's still somewhat of an issue, although nowhere near as bad as the "Home" version (you can defer anything but security updates indefinitely, and you can opt out of driver autoupdates entirely).  I'm also not fashed with the silly attempts to keep "Metro" alive, by splitting the system settings.  But w/e, at least I have a reasonably future-proof Windows license now, and I was able to avoid the pile of camel sick that is 8/8.1 ;D.  And if the shell (Explorer) REALLY chaps my ass, I can always run an alternative, whether more 7-like or something completely different.

Another very useful tool, btw, is "ShellFolderFix" (not to be confused with some malware with a similar name, "ShowDeskFix").  It reasserts the old Windows XP behavior of remembering folder size/shape/position (up to a set limit, changeable at your leisure) just like XP does, which was dropped in 7 (probably Vista, as well).  It also will save separate workspaces and/or icon placement for easy restoration, something that REALLY comes in handy when running lower-res programs that leave your icons buggered if they crash (like lots of older/retro games, as an easy example).  Yes, it works just fine in 10, I use it myself, although if you update to 10 from a previous version, the updater says it does not (this is incorrect for many applications).

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Re: Utorrent crashing windows ten
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2017, 07:25:50 pm »
I'm definitely biased — my pirated Windows 7 x64 Ultimate updated to fully-legal Windows 10 x64 Pro.
I'm still on it, and don't plan to upgrade at least for a year. There aren't many reasons to do it on my 6 year old PC anyway.

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Re: Utorrent crashing windows ten
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2017, 08:16:42 pm »
Certainly; if it meets your needs, there's literally no reason to futz with it.  I just tried the upgrade as a lark during the free period (was installing fresh on a new SSD, so why not try the upgrade from that point; at worst, it would cost be another format, which is ofc super-fast on an SSD) and it happened to work like a charm :whistle: ...

In fact, I still keep that rather excellent pirated copy ("Windows 7.ULTIMATE.SP1.ALL.EDITIONS.32-64.bit-MAFIAA") on hand, just in case.  At least it DOES work, I know for a fact.  And yes, considers itself fully legal still :police: .

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Re: Utorrent crashing windows ten
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2017, 08:24:08 pm »
IIRC, upgrade is still available for free if you activate Ease of Access options in Win7.