Topic "Problems with Windows XP SP2RC1"

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Justin
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Ever since I upgraded to XP SP2RC1 (from SP1) WinSCP doesn't work properly.

Whenever I try to browse to a new directory, WinSCP minimizes, and it cannot be maximized again.
I'm not sure if it's a problem with the new service pack (since it's not a final release) or not, but maybe you could look into this?

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martin
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Where do I get the SP2RC1?
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Justin
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Microsoft has it on their site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/sp2preview.mspx

Also, the problem only seems to happen when another window is active.
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I have XP SP2 as well, and I have experienced the issue where when I am preforming a file copy process the whole system gives a Blue Screen of Death (rare, in XP) and reboots. I have several friends who have also experienced this issue and have eliminated the problem by downgrading to SP1. I think that there is at least enough evidence to indicate that there is a major compatability issue with SP2.
martin
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I'm using SP2 some weeks already without any problem.

As WinSCP is not running with system proviledges, it is AFAIK definitely problem of Windows that it crashes. Regular program (not device driver, etc..) cannot cause crach of the operation system without bug in the OS itself.

This does not mean that the crash cannot be initiated by bug in WinSCP.

Do your friends having the problem also think that it is caused by WinSCP?
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I have uninstalled SP2, and the issue persists, so it might not be service pack specific at all. My friend, however, fixed the issue by uninstalling SP2. I'm not sure what, then, the issue is. There are other applications, however, that also have known issues with SP2, especially when using network resources.

The problem is specifically with WinSCP, because I have only ever had it happen (I have reproduced the bug about 10 times) while preforming a file copy process with my local area sftp server.
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Hmm, that strange. However as it does not happen to me, it is hard to fix. If you find out anything more, please let me know.
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