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Re: emacs hangs windows 2000 pro


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: emacs hangs windows 2000 pro
Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2001 09:11:14 +0200

> From: "John Sands" <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2001 03:14:13 GMT
> 
> I've just started using emacs (21.1.1) under Windows 2000 professional.
> Twice today it has made the machine emit continous loud beeps and hang
> completely. The first time it was bringing up help info. The second time it
> was loading xslide for an xsl file. It's a real pain to turn off the power
> and then wonder how long it will stay up. Any suggestions on how I can get
> some stability here?

Emacs 21 is very stable for me on W2K.  So please try to gather a bit
more info about these problems, and report them here.  For example,
can you run Emacs under a debugger and find out where does it get
stuck?  Typing C-g or C-BREAK several times might also yield something
interesting, maybe even allow you to recover without rebooting.

Do you have some antivirus software installed on that machine?  If
so, could you please try to disable it or switch it to a less
aggressive mode, and see if that helps?



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