Mathematica 5 and Windows XP

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg54563] Mathematica 5 and Windows XP*From*: skirmantas.janusonis at yale.edu (Skirmantas)*Date*: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 03:11:34 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I suspect Mathematica 5 was the culprit of two nasty Windows XP crashes I have experienced during the past four months. In the second one, Internet Explorer (which was running when Mathematica's kernel crashed) got hopelessly corrupted. I'm not 100% sure it's Mathematica, but it is my prime suspect. Even if it is Mathematica, I'm ready to forgive it because it is such a great piece of software otherwise. However, it would it interesting to know when Mathematica is known to crash and what can be done to avoid destabilizing Windows (which is NOT a great piece of software). After the second crash, my rule is this: don't run anything else when Mathematica is working.

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Mathematica 5 and Windows XP***From:*János <janos.lobb@yale.edu>

**Re: Mathematica 5 and Windows XP***From:*Murray Eisenberg <murray@math.umass.edu>