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Re: Mathematica 5 and Windows XP

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  • Subject: [mg54608] Re: [mg54563] Mathematica 5 and Windows XP
  • From: "David Annetts" <davidannetts at>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 03:21:12 -0500 (EST)
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Hi Skirmantas,
> 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.  

This is totally contrary to my experience since Mathematica 3 & Windows 3.1.
Especially, it is contrary to my current Mathematica 5 & XP Pro setup.  

I would suggest a thorough hardware check.


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