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Windows Crash Gallery

"... there's no wow here, not even in ironic quotes. Vista is at best mildly annoying and at worst makes you want to rush to Redmond, Wash. and rip somebody's liver out"

- Stephen Manes,

Windows Vista

Microsoft Register Server

2007-05-30 "Microsoft(C) Register Server has stopped working"; this has happened a couple of times now, usually while installing applications.

Windows was unable to install your Basic Optical Mouse

2007-04-15 "Windows was unable to install your Basic Optical Mouse"; I can no longer install any new USB devices on my Vista machine, not even a basic Microsoft USB Mouse! Flash disks and removable hard disks also don't work. It is always unable to find the drivers. The USB devices are actually fine, as some of the devices I configured before this started still work. (Some online forums claimed you could work around this problem by manually pointing the driver detection at the "c:\windows\system" folder, but this never worked for me.)

Vista Calendar Crash

2007-02-10 My Windows Calendar crashes often, even when it's just running in the background (I don't even use it).

Windows Explorer has stopped working

2007-02-05 "Windows Explorer has stopped working" - this is how the new application crash dialog looks.