Re: Mathematica 9.0.0.0 for windows crash

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg129060] Re: Mathematica 9.0.0.0 for windows crash*From*: Vince Virgilio <blueschi at gmail.com>*Date*: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 02:24:45 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newout@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsend@smc.vnet.net*References*: <k9umnj$sj1$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Windows 7 x64 (AMD quad-core 16GB RAM); /never/ BSOD'ed until after the M9 install. Two days of BSODs until I recalled the M9 font problems. Complete recovery after uninstalling both 8 and 9, then removing all Mathematica* fonts from c:\windows\fonts. Reinstalled the new Mathematica 9 after stabilizing the system; no BSODs since. Before recovery, during those two days of BSODs, Windows Safe Mode was my one stable point. Eventually I figured out that I could BSOD even that by opening c:\windows\fonts in Windows Explorer. I think the font "preview" triggered the BSOD. Of course, a plain-text dir listing at the cmd prompt did not BSOD. Vince