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Now this is odd

Posted by: | July 27, 2011 | No Comment |

I have three machines running Windows 7 32 bit

  • an HP laptop running Ultimate
  • an HP netbook running starter edition
  • a Dell duo running Home Premium

I have installed the Kindle for PC reader on each of them.  It installed and worked without any problems – – until today.

I added two books to the Kindle application on the Dell and it suddenly stopped working. Every time I open it I get a Application has stopped working message.

Tried uninstalling & re-installing – still bust

Tried the steps given here – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/saveenr/archive/2010/10/30/stopping-the-amazon-kindle-for-pc-application-from-crashing-on-windows-7.aspx – nope still doesn’t work.

How can application go from working fine to unusable? Evidently this problem has been around since autumn last year. Just didn’t notice it because it didn’t affect me.

I’ve standardised on Kindle format for ebooks.  This isn’t going to be good if the Kindle application stops working on my other laptops

There is no excuse for an application to suddenly decide it isn’t going to work.  I have other ebook readers installed and they are working with no problems.

under: Windows 7