Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2007 01:52:33 -0800
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Subject: SAS Learning Edition 4.1 appears to cause WinXP machine to freeze
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(Please note this problem has also been posted to the SAS Enterprise
Guide User Forum as:
I am running the full OEM version of WinXP Pro SP2 on an Intel 2.6Ghz
PC with 1Gb of RAM.
I recently installed SAS/Learning Edition 4.1. The installation was
faultless, it ran through the Requirements Wizard and continued to the
full installation without a hiccup.
Since installing and starting to use with Enterprise Guide 4.1 or
standard Display Manager type SAS, my PC simply locks up terminally
after a few hours.
I believe that the machine I have meets the hardware and OS
requirements for SAS/LE.
The problem occurs whether I run SAS/LE with EG4.1 or simply the
sas.exe (Display Manager style). SAS works just fine, it just appears
that if I have run SAS/LE at all in a Windows XP session (ie since the
last cold start), that Windows session will locks up with the only way
out being a visit to Mr. Power Switch.
There are no events in the Windows Event Viewer that indicate any
recognition of this locking up event (ie no warnings of impending doom
a few minutes out from the lock up and nothing to indicate the actual
I definitely do not need to be actually using SAS when the lock up
occurs, but from my bench tests, any WinXP session that has NOT had a
SAS/LE session started since cold start will continue without problems
for days and days.
As soon as I have started SAS/LE in a Windows XP session, I can
guarantee that the machine will completely lock-up within a few hours.
I run a very vanilla machine/OS (no exotic software) and cannot think
of any explicit change that I have made to the original WinXP
installation which was the first installation of any kind for this
relatively new machine.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this ?