[racket-dev] DrRacket 5.3 suddenly crashing every few minutes on Win7/64

From: Kathi Fisler (kfisler at cs.wpi.edu)
Date: Thu Oct 18 09:19:11 EDT 2012

I'm getting a popup message from Windows that "DrRacket.exe has
stopped working".  Only option I get is to close the program.


On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 9:07 AM, Robby Findler
<robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
> Do you get a message saying that it has crashed from the OS, or does
> it just disappear? I can't recall the details now but when I get such
> messages, I get an option to go into some kind of a debugger and get
> stack traces. Are you seeing that?
> Robby
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 8:53 AM, Kathi Fisler <kfisler at cs.wpi.edu> wrote:
>> Within the last couple of days, DrRacket has started crashing after a
>> few minutes of use.  I have not noticed a pattern to what I am doing
>> when the crash occurs (it has happened on each of mid-editing on
>> changing tabs, and on hitting F5 to run).  I have tried both with
>> multiple tabs open and with multiple windows open (but only single
>> tabs).  It has now crashed 5 times within 20 minutes.
>> I am running 5.3[3m], which I upgraded to soon after its release.  I
>> installed Windows upgrades a week ago; could be correlated to when the
>> problem started occurring.  Last Windows update I installed was
>> KB2739159.  I'm on 64-bit Windows 7.
>> Glad to provide more info if someone tells me what to grab and how to grab it.
>> Kathi
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