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Re: [tor-talk] Vista DEP and TBB

On Thu, 07 Mar 2013 05:59:01 -0500
eliaz <eliaz@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I'm writing to ask if there's been some network or server problem the
> last few days?  I've run into a variety of error msgs & non-reproducible
> difficulties, and before I tear my system apart I want to be sure that's
> what I need to do.  

Tor has been fine for me the whole week.

> Details:
> All night the TBB hasn't been able to raise check.torproject.org as it
> usually can on startup.  I finally got a couple of other sites up in
> other tor browser tabs, along with spurious unsafe-site & other
> warnings.  I would assume the problem was at the torproject servers,
> except that I've gotten various error messages at various attempts to
> log on that say that the problem might be a proxy error in my TBB
> configuration, although I'm using the default installation unchanged.  I
> still wouldn't worry except that Vista's Data Execution Prevention is
> giving me warnings.  Also, the last couple of days my tor e-mail client
> (thunderbird) wouldn't send or receive, leading me to think that
> something was broken here; but tonight thunderbird has on its own accord
> begun behaving as it should. - eli

Suggestion: basic Windows diagnostics
1) boot from cd ; memtest
2) boot from cd ; chkdsk /r
3) cmd ; sfc /scannow
4) malwarebytes.org quickscan
5) Windows updates

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