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Re: BSOD on WinXP?


From: David Rogoff
Subject: Re: BSOD on WinXP?
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 18:07:01 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) XEmacs/21.4 (Rational FORTRAN, windows-nt)

Reiner Steib <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, Apr 27 2004, David Rogoff wrote:
>
>> I'm running gnus v5.10.2 in xemacs 21.4.13 under WinXP Pro on a
>> Gateway 9300CX laptop (PIII 650, 544MB RAM).  I've been using gnus and
>> xemacs for years without problem.  However, for months now (since
>> installing WinXP) gnus has been crashing my PC about once or twice a
>> week. It always seems to be when I hit g (gnus-group-get-new-news).  I
>> get a quick Blue Screen and then the PC reboots.
>
> Lisp code like Gnus should never crash (X)Emacs.  If it does, it is a
> bug in (X)Emacs.  Please report the bug to the XEmacs folks (`M-x
> report-xemacs-bug RET').
>
> In fact, Gnus is well know for disclosing (X)Emacs bugs.

Well, as I wrote, it isn't crashing xemacs - it's crashing Windows.  I
agree that Lisp isn't doing it, but some program exec-ed by something
gnus-group-get-new-news does is.  I was looking for some pointers as
to what executable that might be.

 David


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