X Application has stopped working

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by pcinfoman, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. pcinfoman


    Apr 15, 2008
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    I run Windows Vista 32 Ultimate and it was running just fine for the last 4 or so months. I installed it around Christmas of 2007. Now, all of a sudden it gives me the error message (shown below) in various programs (Firefox, IE, Dungeons and Dragons Online, Everquest 2, MS Word, MS Excel, etc). It does not happen when I first launch the program, it waits until I am in it good and have something to lose (open unsaved documents).


    X Application has stopped working

    A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.

    Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.


    I have not installed any new software or added any new hardware. The buzz around the net is that it is caused by an MS Update around 04/09/2008. However, I am not seeing any solutions.

    This is really irritating. Does anybody have any ideas on how to solve this?

    I ran the SP1 update
    pcinfoman, Apr 15, 2008
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  2. pcinfoman


    Jan 27, 2007
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    Northern Virginia, USA
    I encountered almost exactly the same problem a couple of weeks ago, and when I tracked it down, it appeared to be related to the pre-SP1 update 937287. When I found out that was NOT uninstallable, I had to restore to a previous date. Once I did that, my machine quit crashing.

    But then, reinstalled the updates again (still no problems) and then reinstalled 937287 -- and the crashing did not return.

    So, was it that update or not? I really don't know. But after I "removed" it, the problems vanished. Also, consider two other points. First, MS pulled that update from WU -- due to reports of other problems. Second, MS has recently issued an updated version of that update.

    So, that's my best guess at this point.
    WAW8, Apr 15, 2008
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