Exporting PDF's out of InDesign CS5.5?

I have a bunch of users in my newsroom that are having various different issues (yes we have 3rd party extensions and no we can't disable them and put out a paper that way...kind of between a rock and a hard place there!).  One of the issues is exporting pages out as PDF's.  It's crashing fairly regularly. 
It appears to me that there are 3 different ways to put out a PDF for printing (systems admin for a newspaper).  Is there a right and a wrong way to get a PDF out of InDesign?  Perhaps a less likely to crash option?  As of my count there's 3 different ways that a PDF can be created from InDesign:
File - > Adobe PDF Presets
File -> Export
File -> Print
The computers they are running are Windows XP (all updates applied), 4 Gigs of RAM, Dual monitors set vertical (read something that this might be an issue?), Quad Core systems. 
Thanks in advance.

Stack Trace: http://pastebin.com/T8LRNDDv
Sorry for the delay. As Jongware suggests, the messages about symbols are normal and not indicative of a problem. I try to eat symbols for breakfast but not for lunch, if that's OK. Your first frame:
*----> Stack Back Trace <----*
WARNING: Stack unwind information not available. Following frames may be wrong.
ChildEBP RetAddr  Args to Child             
0012f6fc 065a1c70 63ccb5e0 00000000 0012f74c APPFRAMEWORK+0x67777
0012f788 065a1fb6 0012f830 0012f800 0012f810 APPFRAMEWORK+0x71c70
00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 APPFRAMEWORK+0x71fb6
Is not encouraging. It doesn't look anything like PDF Export, and it also appears to be rather incomplete.
Was this crash, from 8:26pm on Monday, truly in pdf export?
7.5.2 is certainly the version to be on. Do you know if your problems occurr with CS5?
Which of the 3 (well, 2) methods of obtaining a PDF produce the crashes?
Have you taken special steps to disable background (async) PDF exports?

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