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MSN crashing pc when shutting it down.


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Hi there.

MSN Messenger crashes my pc some times when I shut it down through Taskmangr.
Since this is the only way for me to shut it down completly, I need a solution for it on the highest priority in my life.
While playing a game and people bug me on msn, I just go to Taskmgr and shut it down... unfortunatly, it gives me a BSOD.
I already tried to first put the second core off of the process, then shutting it down. It usually helps, but it still produced a crash when the system was under heavy stress of about 5 different game clients and 3 servers.

Games:
SilkRoad Online
Lineage2
UT2004 (only for IRC)
UT2004 (for spectating in my server)
MOHAA

Servers:
Lineage2Java server.
UT2004 server.
MOHAA server.


So I need all the 2 GB ram I can use. (That's why I threw away the shell Explorer)
You can understand that a crash, even though all the games and servers are back within 3 minutes, is still very annoying. My system specs:

AMD Athlon 64, 4400+ ×2 Toledo S939.
@2431 Mhz
ASUS A8N-SLI
nForce 4
4×512 Kingston RAM 400 Mhz DDR

If you need to know more stuff before you can help me, ask me.
Thank you in advance.
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gerryf

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What is the nature of the crash? Any BSOD information ?

start > run, type
eventvwr.msc
<enter>

Right click application and choose CLEAR ALL EVENTS, do not save the log
Right click system and choose CLEAR ALL EVENTS, do not save the log

Reboot. Work with computer until error recurs. reboot

start > run, type
eventvwr.msc
<enter>

Look under systems and applications for items with red Xs that happened at the SAME time as your problem...list them here.
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When I try to delete the logs, I get an error:
Unknown interface.

This also happens when I try clicking on the other 2 types.
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odd....how about just noting the time of the error and seeing if some error is occuring at that time
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Yeah, thank for your time and help.
I asked myself the question why I'm still trying to find out the cause... so I'm going to do a format tomorrow.

If it still happens, I'll just have to learn to live with it.

Thank you for your time
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