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I've been running into a recurring issue with the VPN software, where every few days it will slow Windows down to the point of being unuseable (where it takes a minute or two to register a mouseclick), after which the only way to recover seems to be boot into safe mode and uninstall the VPN client/TAP, after which chkdsk comes back with several screens full of read failures, index errors and orphaned files. Once it's finished cleaning all those up, the machine will be back to normal until the next time I try to reinstall the VPN, and then a day or two later it happens again. During that day or two there are no error messages and no signs of any problem.

 

I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium, SP1, and I've run into this using both the AirVPN client and OpenVPN.

 

I don't currently have any other virtual network adapters installed. I did have one from virtualbox when this first occured, but I've uninstalled that in case it was causing a conflict, and this is still occuring.

 

Any help would be appreceated. I'm currently leaving the VPN uninstalled (as the cycle of slowdown/uninstall/chkdsk/reinstall has become quite a hassle), but I would like to be able to use the VPN again.

 

Thanks

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You should seriously check your hard drive's SMART status. How old is it?

 

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» I am not an AirVPN team member. All opinions are my own and are not to be considered official. Only the AirVPN Staff account should be viewed as such.

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» If you're new, take some time to read LZ1's New User Guide to AirVPN. On questions, use the search function first. On errors, search for the error message instead.

» If you choose to create a new thread, keep in mind that we don't know your setup. Give info about it. Never forget the OpenVPN logs or, for Eddie, the support file (Logs > lifebelt icon).

» The community kindly asks you to not set up Tor exit relays when connected to AirVPN. Their IP addresses are subject to restrictions and these are relayed to all users of the affected servers.

 

» Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. If you overdo privacy, chances are you will be unique amond the mass again.

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It is not a hard drive problem... i am having the same issue.

 

AirVPN was MEGA fast on windows x. never a hitch... windows 7 just crawls or just doesn't work...

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First, try a downgrade because I can smell you using TAP 9.21 and it was responsible for freezing my Windows 8.1 installation in the past. There's a link to a thread in my signature.

 

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» I am not an AirVPN team member. All opinions are my own and are not to be considered official. Only the AirVPN Staff account should be viewed as such.

» The forums is a place where you can ask questions to the community. You are not entitled to guaranteed answer times. Answer quality may vary, too. If you need professional support, please create tickets.

» If you're new, take some time to read LZ1's New User Guide to AirVPN. On questions, use the search function first. On errors, search for the error message instead.

» If you choose to create a new thread, keep in mind that we don't know your setup. Give info about it. Never forget the OpenVPN logs or, for Eddie, the support file (Logs > lifebelt icon).

» The community kindly asks you to not set up Tor exit relays when connected to AirVPN. Their IP addresses are subject to restrictions and these are relayed to all users of the affected servers.

 

» Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. If you overdo privacy, chances are you will be unique amond the mass again.

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It also freezes with Win10.  I just sit and wait a minute or two until I can use my computer again.

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@smitty any update about this?

i have similiar problems since 2 years. i have to reboot every day because the pc is freezing. i'm a it-technican on myself. reininstalled windows 5 times, tried alot of things. ram, ssd, graphics card mainboard, everything ok. then i checked all the program - all ok. after two years i suspect the VPN (i'm always connected with it). will try to uninstall everything and try and then again.


but it would be cool when you could give a update and how you fixed (if) the problem. regards. 

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