This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Define "crashes". What exactly happens? Do you get an exception? Does the user interface disappear? To make it easier to troubleshoot, run the application from the command line using "java", not "javaw". That way you still see all exception stack traces.