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Re: Mathematica 9.0.0.0 for windows crash

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  • 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)
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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





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