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Fata Morgana
2006-07-06 12:06
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You'd think Windows would be able to recognize its own ... or at least provide more useful information on what actually went wrong ...

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Jeff
lbchewie
2006-07-06 19:19 (UTC)
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Ehh, perhaps that's overly simplistic? Windows Explorer handles a lot of scripts and API calls from external programs. A malicious program could issue an instruction to Explorer that causes it to fault, thus generating the message before you.

If anything, it just means that Windows Explorer might have a few security holes it needs to address.
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2006-07-06 19:32 (UTC)
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Yes, but one could never tell what's really going on from this terrible error message.
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Jeff
lbchewie
2006-07-06 19:44 (UTC)
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True... I don't even see the little "Details" or "Debug" options in the dialog. It required some working knowledge of assembly, but a shrewd developer could usually figure out the cause.

Is this Windows XP, or a next-generation OS?
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2006-07-06 20:06 (UTC)
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Just standard-issue XP Pro ... haven't seen that one before, though I have seen some other silly useless dialog boxes. :~)
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Matthew Jones
stridera
2006-07-06 19:21 (UTC)
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I'm guessing you were watching a movie with Windows Media Player...

If so, bad girl! (WMP is the debil!)

Media Player Classic is a much better alternative.

If not, please disreguard this message as a troll and I'll go back to hiding under my rock.
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2006-07-06 19:31 (UTC)
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Nope, no media player. All I had open was a Python scripting window and SPSS. :~)
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billtsalamander
billtsalamander
2006-07-06 19:57 (UTC)
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So you're the one writing the malicious scripts! What are you complaining about?
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Matthew Jones
stridera
2006-07-06 20:06 (UTC)
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Malicious? Wait... Maybe it's that system("deltree C:/Windows"); call.

(Yea, I know no Python.)
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2006-07-06 20:10 (UTC)
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Hehe. No malicious scripts here ... I try to avoid os.system(...) whenever I can anyway. ;~)
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2006-07-07 01:32 (UTC)
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P.S. I'm also a fan of Real Alternative and Quicktime alternative ... nice pared-down versions of their bloated, cumbersome counterparts.
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Matthew Jones
stridera
2006-07-07 03:35 (UTC)
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Yup.. I use them as well. :) I hate the orig programs with a passion due to their popup windows and stuff.
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threadwalker
threadwalker
2006-07-06 21:11 (UTC)
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Oh dear.
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rubrick
rubrick
2006-07-07 00:09 (UTC)
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I like the idea of Windows simply booting, then immediately shutting itself down with "To help protect your computer, Windows has closed this program..." Now *that'd* be some useful protection!
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2006-07-07 01:30 (UTC)
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Haha!
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molybdenum42
molybdenum42
2006-07-07 01:38 (UTC)
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Though not so useful as an os...
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