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Re: Re: Mathematica 5 and Windows XP

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  • Subject: [mg54676] Re: [mg54608] Re: [mg54563] Mathematica 5 and Windows XP
  • From: DrBob <drbob at>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 01:20:02 -0500 (EST)
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On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 03:21:12 -0500 (EST), David Annetts <davidannetts at> wrote:

> 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.
> Dave.

DrBob at

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