Another teeth grinding episode of PB not opening right.
Humm -- wondering what exactly your trouble was, because I just had two events opening PB 220.127.116.11 where it froze my Vista PC, and had to force reboot both times. I haven't used PB for a month or two, but almost always PB has been stable and mostly trouble free, never a complete lockup like this. Strangely, when I launch PB, I note that the icons on my desktop flash, blank out, then return, the PB slowly opens, then locks up. The first time, it minimized to the floating icon, then when I clicked on the PB icon, it opened, then froze.
I'm going to try reinstalling PB, then try again, and if that doesn't work, will be off to ask Support for help.
p.s. I'm reinstalling PB 18.104.22.168 for the last hour or so -- very strange, never seen it take so long -- I have 1GB free memory and CPU only running 7 -- 19%. Updates usually finish in a few minutes at most. I stopped virus checkers, shut down Outlook, before starting. Usually updates in just a few minutes. Vista SP2, Java 6.0.260.3