OK I really want to believe in Bitcoin but I am starting to feel bad about it. My client crashed a couple days ago and I still cannot restart it, even after downloading and reinstalling again.
I've had similar problems with the standard client (version 0.3.20.2 BETA) running on Windows 7. Whenever this happens, there is a lingering zombie process running in the background and I can't re-run the client without first going into the Task Manager and killing the zombie. (If I try to re-run, I end up with two zombie processes and have to kill both of them.) You might want to check to see if you are having the same problem.
I've been keeping an eye out to try to get a hint as to what causes the client to crash, but haven't really figured anything out yet.
THAT WORKED! Thank you!!!!