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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:27 am 
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Just had to reinstall Windows on my laptop because odd things were happening... downloaded the new system tray client installer so I can turn it on and off easily, and it seems to be running Ok - but when I click on display it crashes the whole computer. Mouse moves round with the hour glass attached, but nothing else works.
Anyone else had this happen??

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Strange. Did you start anew with no partitions or files on the drive? Any remnants of the old system can cause problems.
Does the laptop have sufficient memory to work the F@H process plus reserve for other programming or needs? May be the memory is marginal in paging speed, and causes a lock-up or 'Kernel' dump. The mouse may still work, but only in a dead-stick mode.
The Event Viewer in Administrative Tools would have a log of what happened, and a possible clue as to cause.
A weak battery may also be the cause. The AC power supply doesn't have the brute, instantaneous reserve of a battery.

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Yeah, its a problem related to DirectX and your graphics divers. If you run anything that requires DirectX then this usually happens. No way round it other than not clicking on the tray icon or using the console version.

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Pette Broad wrote:
Yeah, its a problem related to DirectX and your graphics divers. If you run anything that requires DirectX then this usually happens. No way round it other than not clicking on the tray icon or using the console version.

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Is this just the new folding? 'Cos the old one is running on several machines in the sys tray with no problems at all.
When you say 'Direct X and my graphics drivers' - is folding incompatible with them?? Or do they need updating?

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It seems to be machine specific, some work fine, some don't. Installing the latest divers should help though.

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