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a harmless notebook crashes Windows 7: who else had it?

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  • From: Alexei Boulbitch <Alexei.Boulbitch at>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2010 07:13:30 -0500 (EST)

*Dear Community,

I have recently installed Mathematica  (the Premier Service - 
related Home Edition) on my laptop (ASER Aspire 4810TG with Windows 7 
Home Edition). I faced a problem that started to show up right after the 
installation of Mathematica:

Windows crashes always, if I open a certain notebook and scroll it for 
few seconds. The notebook in question is a draft of my lecture and 
contains mainly a text (e.g. text cells) and some short and very 
primitive pieces of code. To give few examples of the code from that 
notebook look here:

*1 - 3 \[Nu] /. \[Nu] -> 3/5

*or here:

*f = (T*c)/\[CapitalNu]*Log[c/(\[CapitalNu]*E)] +
   B*c^2 + \[DoubleStruckCapitalC]*c^3;
\[Mu]p = \[CapitalNu]*\!\(
\*SubscriptBox[\(\[PartialD]\), \(c\)]\ f\) // FunctionExpand // Expand
Posm = c*\!\(
\*SubscriptBox[\(\[PartialD]\), \(c\)]\ f\) - f // Expand

*or here

  "Some text to be highlighted", 16, Blue, Bold]

*There are some other pieces of a code of the same type in that 
notebook. The code seems to be quite harmless. However, Windows crashes 
and restarts. Another thing that crashes Windows in the same manner is 
launching the Outlook Express. This also started to happen first after 
the installation of Mathematica.

Other notebooks as well as other applications seem to work well. I 
checked for viruses with NOD32, seems to be no of them. The same 
"criminal" notebook is running fine on another machine with Windows XP 
and the same Mathematica version.  On this machine I did not face any 
problem with this version of Mathemactica (at least, not yet).

My question:
Did somebody of you already experience things of this type, and what did 
you do in this case?

Best regards, Alexei


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