moderated Re: Have they implemented an option to tell JAWS to stop restarting itself yet?


hmmm, I am running windows 7 32bit with a
pentium(r) dual-core cpu e5200 2.50 processor
with 2.0 gb of ram and I have never hadJAWS
restart on this system. I have had other problems but not that.

Legend has it that on Monday 6/24/2019 10:46 AM, Chris Hill said:
Still not buying the jaws restarting because the
machine is slow. I suspect you are having some
other problem, but then again, I have not tried
running jaws 2019 on a slow of a processor as
that one is. I’d either chuck it or reformat it.
Some things aren’t worth the diagnostic time
required to figure out what the real problem
is. I’d back the thing up, put a fresh copy
of windows on it and see if it works right. If
it doesn’t, at least you’d know you did all you could do.

On Jun 24, 2019, at 10:39, James Homuth
<<>> wrote:

Yeah, see, I’ve done that with this machine
and it’s looked at me like okay, what else
you got? That’s how I know it’s not the PC.
I’ve also run VM’s on here with Exchange,
SQL server and the like for school, and the
thing wasn’t even breathing hard. You’re
trying to tell me it can run a Windows Server
2012 VM with resource-hungry Exchange, but it
can’t run latest JAWS? I’m not buying. LOL

<<>> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: June-24-19 10:36 AM
To: <>
Subject: Re: Have they implemented an option to
tell JAWS to stop restarting itself yet?

Sad. You really have to watch laptop
processors. I bought a "gaming" laptop that is
about a year and a half old with a 7th
generation core i5, and it is barely faster
than this 5.5 year old desktop with an
i5-4430. If you want to keep a laptop a long
time, buy the fastest processor available at that time.

I don't really think being logged into multiple
servers is going to push a processor all that
hard. Running ocr on a big batch job or using
something to make the audio level consistent on
a huge batch of mp3 files will really push a system.

On 6/24/2019 09:23, James Homuth wrote:
Eh. It’s just about 4 years old. I’ve had
desktops acting as servers that have lasted
longer (last one was 8 before the motherboard
finally gave it up). It lets me log into
multiple servers at once and doesn’t choke,
which is probably a good benchmark for
anything. At any given point the only casualty
is JAWS, and only versions of JAWS that auto
restart. Hand me a version that doesn’t have
the auto restart functionality and it’ll run like a champ.

<><> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: June-24-19 10:19 AM
To: <>
Subject: Re: Have they implemented an option to
tell JAWS to stop restarting itself yet?

Well, it is getting on in years. I'm guessing
it is in a laptop since my i5-4430 desktop is
about three times faster even though it is a
generation older. Unfortunately, buying a
laptop often means you get a nice looking box with a slow processor in it.

On 6/24/2019 09:01, James Homuth wrote:
Core i5-5200U at 2.20 GHZ. Pair that with 8 GB
of RAM. It’s not screaming, but it takes a lot to make this machine sweat.

<><> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: June-24-19 9:37 AM
To: <>
Subject: Re: Have they implemented an option to
tell JAWS to stop restarting itself yet?

Very interesting. How slow is this
computer? What processor are we talking about here?

On 6/24/2019 07:57, James Homuth wrote:
I do this for a living. Trust me, my PC is very
stable. Also I did say I can do the exact same
things with JAWS 14 and the software doesn’t
crash. JAWS has been repaired, uninstalled,
reinstalled, upgraded, then reinstalled again
just for amusement. To fix another issue the OS
was reinstalled not all that long ago. Trust me. It’s not the PC.

<><> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: June-24-19 7:33 AM
To: <>
Subject: Re: Have they implemented an option to
tell JAWS to stop restarting itself yet?

That's the strangest claim I've ever heard. I
suspect your pc is unstable, you might want to
start with a check of the hard drive using
chkdsk. If that passes, scan it for viruses
and malware then reinstall jaws if none of that helps.

On 6/24/2019 05:46, James Homuth wrote:
Here’s the situation. My PC is not as fast as
it could be. It’s also going to be replaced
just as soon as I have the financial room to do
it. But it’s not unstable, by any means—just
sometimes it likes to take a couple secondds
longer than it should to do certain things. The
problem is, and I notice this fairly
consistently, JAWS likes to assume it’s the
problem when my PC does that, and so will kill
itself, try and restart, and basically throw me
off of whatever I’m working on. I was right
in the middle of reading something tonight, the
backup process kicked in, and JAWS committed
suicide. Keep in mind, JAWS was perfectly
stable. My system was perfectly stable. Just
the CPU had run up above 50% for a few minutes.

I’d stuck with 14 for as long as I did
because of that “featureâ€&#65533; (for those with
them disabled, the word “featureâ€&#65533; is in
quotes), but the list of currently available
programs that 14 will still actually work with
gets shorter on the daily. So I upgraded.
Admittedly mostly for Office 365 (my work uses
Exchange, and the newer versions of Exchange
don’t work with Outlook 2003), but being
perfectly honest the ability to use things like Chrome doesn’t hurt either.

My question: have they invented a way yet to
tell JAWS not to have such an inferiority
complex? I mean I get it—2019 isn ™t exactly
a bug free release, but the biggest reason if
you’re me for JAWS taking a dive isn’t
because it’s having a problem, but because
it’s assuming it’s having a problem. It
makes finding the actual problem slightly more
annoying than it needs to be—I do have NVDA
on here, but by the time I get that loaded
whatever hung the system and tripped JAWS up
has stopped hanging the system and JAWS has
tripped for nothing. Any suggestions, or are we
stuck waiting to see if FS realises that not
every issue can be solved by restarting the
program, particularly when the program being
restarted isn’t the issue in the first place?

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