On XP-Pro the Windows Explorer as a tendency to crash
after a while with Puk Installed. Also the TaskBar
Icon does not refresh after a Windows Explorer Crash.
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Im Using WinXp Pro And Havent Yet Noticed A Problem With
Puks Stability With Internet Explorer. But Netscape Or
Winamp Do Somewhat Interfeer And Cause A Internet Explorer
Crash As Winamp,Internet Explorer And Netscape Fight Over
Default Browser And Internet Explorer Wins But Its Like A
Tug O War- Netscape And Winamp Let Go Of The Rope And
Internet Explorer Falls On Its Bumn! Thus The Crash!
I Suggest Disabling All Your System Tray Icons By Going To
Start And selecting Run. The Type MSCONFIG And The Hit
Enter Under The Startup Tab Uncheck All Items Except Your
Antivirus And Firewall.
To my knowledge, there is not a MSCONFIG on an NT system so
typing MSCONFIG in the run box will not help. MSCONFIG will
work on Windows 98, 95 and is questionable on ME. If there
is a MSCONFIG on an NT system, please let me know.
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I have noticed similar probs. When ie 6 crashes, the task
mgr (ctr+alt+del) still shows puk as a running process, but
the icon dissappears from taskbar. Just installed v 1.45.3,
and I hope problem is gone. My guess is this is a os issue,
not a puk one.
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Any more info on the one? I typically reboot once a week. I
have never had PUK crash under XP.
- Does it crash while killing pop-up windows?
V 1.45.4 has been much more stable. No problems at all.
From what I recall, the old version crashed with multiple
instances of IE open. The most recent version has not.
PUK1.45.4 is more stable. One of the earlier comments was
regarding WinAmp and Netscape. I have not tested
Netscape, but WinAmp 3 is a bit of a pain. Not as stable at
(I need to understand the new XML skinning and window calls
better... and how they may conflict with PUK. - Acutally I
don't think it does - I think the conflict is between WinAmp
and Explorer.... PUK is an innocent bystander.)
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A person asked earlier if NT environments have the
NT4.0 and below do not, and neither does 2000 Server/Pro.
However, the entire 95 line (95, 98, ME, XP) do.
The issue of using MSCONFIG to solve the problem by
disableing taskbars items is an unwelcome compromise. I
have PUK loaded in the taskbar under XP
- Norton Antivirus - realtime and receive mail protection on.
- Firewall setup on a router rather than Windows network.
- taskbar progs.
I suggest you find the culprit.
- I don't use WinAmp 3.0 anymore. Too buggy... downright
- I disabled the XP firewall with good results, (and I have
better protection by putting a router between the PC and
broadband - program the router to re-route traffic going to
the wrong ports. - it's faster too.)
- I removed ALL third party toolbars from IE.
- Run a spyware cleanup program. Most of the P2P programs
command IE or Netscape services with their own instruction
sets. They interfere with PUK or any browser aware program.
(I would imagine that if you use Kazaa, trying to keep PUK
running is like sealing a puncture in a tire with a 10 penny Nail)
I have not had any problems with PUK at all on any system
with any combination of software running - ranging from
Norton to Kazaa, and everything in between...
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