PC Wizard stuck - vista sp1

  awest3 22:36 06 Jul 2008

Just loading all my usual helpful software onto my new Dell 530s and I find that PC Wizard 2008 sticks at 16% in its investigation of the PC.

Anyone seen this before? ...I have to use task mgr to end the process. Cpu in use sticks at 50%.


  woodchip 22:39 06 Jul 2008

What is PC Wizard, Does it try to move programs loaded on another computer?????

  awest3 22:43 06 Jul 2008


No. its a program which interegates your PC and gives you loads of info on hardware, software, temp of componants etc...

  awest3 22:45 06 Jul 2008

really must sort out my spelling.. for interegates read Interrogates.

  [email protected] 22:46 06 Jul 2008

running as admin? i never had a problem with it on xp or vista, one of the best IMHO.
what security programs are you running? check run as admin in compatiblity if you have uac on.
woodchip its a diagnostic/ benchmark program by cpuid click here

  awest3 22:51 06 Jul 2008

I have it on two other PC's and do not have a problem..both XP SP3..first time I've had Vista. Yep running as Admin with UAC on...UAC does not ask for permission to run though...

  awest3 22:53 06 Jul 2008

sorry wrong info....UAC does ask and I reply ok..it then gets stuck..as now.

  awest3 22:56 06 Jul 2008

gets stuck at the 'system Analyzing' in 'Hardware detection'. I tried leaving it for an hour or so but it remained stuck...

  awest3 22:57 06 Jul 2008

have installed / Uninstalled 3 times..all seems ok until I run it...

  [email protected] 09:07 07 Jul 2008

can you see which component is being scanned? bottom left.

  awest3 09:10 07 Jul 2008

I'll check....

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