Windows 7 Beta: Encountered an Assertion Failure

In on day one for using Windows 7 (Build 7000) on my Optiplex GX620.  I’ve been getting a lot of “Encountered an assertion failure” all over the place.  Since it’s just now in public beta, I was not expecting to find anything on a Google search, which I did not.

I’m not sure if this is a driver issue, yet.

I tracked down one of the biggest issues that would make this happen.  On Internet Explorer 8 I had switched my search provider to Google.  The errors would popup whenever I would start typing and I tracked it down to Suggestions being enabled. If you click on Manage Search Providers (which would give me an assertion failure), then right click on Google and click Disabled Suggestions, it works pretty well.

I am running almost everything in firefox now though, as Internet Explorer has crashed on me quite a number of times.

I also get assertion errors in other locations, such as changing the location to My Music.

I would give screenshots of the assertion error, but it’s not letting me browse my computer when attempting to upload an image.

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Tags: January 10th, 2009 Posted in Windows 7

6 Responses to “Windows 7 Beta: Encountered an Assertion Failure”

  1. LenH Says:

    Reproducible for me, too. Sucks.



  2. Ethan Says:

    I’ve got the same issue. I just installed build 7000 and I’m getting these errors all over the place: avg.com, Microsoft Management Console, Add Gadgets window, etc.



  3. David Wolfrom Says:

    Let us know what type of machine you have. Perhaps we can narrow it down to a specific driver.



  4. David Wolfrom Says:

    Looks like others have seen a corrupted build be the problem. I also got mine from technet.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/1498-problems-installing-64-bit-version.html#post14127



  5. Jason Ken Says:

    Hello,
    I’m a relatively new Windows user and recently upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium on my laptop.
    I do not want to advertise which user accounts are available on my laptop and would prefer the standard Ctl-Alt-Del
    method of logging in.
    I tried the various steps of accessing password management, went to the Advanced tab, but the “Require
    users to press Ctrl-Alt-Delete” check box is grayed out.
    I am the administrator on this lap top, so I am at a loss.
    Is this not possible with Home Premium?
    Am I missing something?
    Thanks in advance,

    Ken Reed



  6. David Wolfrom Says:


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