everytime i install it ,it say program quit working and windows is looking for a solution.Any idaes as to why.It is a new copy of window and it was like the 6 or 7th theng to install on comp after all the updates...thanks
Joel I was having this problem and none of the options you outlined fixed it. I too have a clean install and was getting the same error message. After playing around I was able to determine the problem is because I have my display font sizes set to be 125% under Control Panel > Display. Setting back to 100% fixed it, this is a consistently reproducible bug.
I had exactly the same problem as DanielCarrey on a a new Win 7 x64 machine at virtually the same stage of build as his. I uninstalled version 6.0 and installed today's build (which is listed in the 6.2 section but describes itself as 126.96.36.1997), and the program ran, and I was able to run tasks. There is however an issue with the Recycle bin, on which I shall start a separate thread.
Before installing v6.2, I did change the icon size from 125% to 100%, so cannot comment as to whether Daniel's reproducible problem can be replicated on my machine. However, changing from 100% to 125% and back did not appear to affect the v6.2 build.
Yes that's my experience so far... I guess since it's fixed in trunk I'll leave it as that and not go bug-hunt in v6.0... unless others are affected by this. The ticket was intended to be more for the fact that UI calculations assumed a particular screen resolution; I'd have expected the screen to look "weird" but definitely not to crash...
It used to work, but I was playing with the scheduler and it crashed when creating a schedule.
Since then, it crashes on launch. I have uninstalled it and reinstalled it, and the same problem. I wondered if something in the schedule was causing the problem, so I tried looking through the registry for the schedule entries but wasn't able to identify the location where they are stored to remove them.
In any case... I get a crash on start in Win7 64 bit, no dialog box shows up.
Yes and no. I was using the build from a few days ago, and the problem happened with that build. I did upgrade to the build mentioned above.... and the problem continued. I cannot know if the cause of the crash was the same though.
When I had this issue with the 'stable' version (which, unlike your case, was resolved by installing a nightly build), I found a diagnostic report which seemed to relate to the crash in [USER]\%APPDATA%\Local\Elevated Diagnostics (you will need to turn on viewing of hidden and system files to see this folder). If there is a report there, Joel might like to know what it contains. To me, it would indicate some sort of issue with the dotNET framework runtime (= the Microsoft libraries). It might be worth downloading and reinstalling these, but it would be helpful if Joel could suggest which version you need (there are several).
A slightly less drastic option is to do a full uninstall of Eraser, if you can deleting the install folders and doing a registry clean, before reinstalling the nightly build. You may have already done this, of course.
Unfortunately, you seem to have a system- or installation-specific problem. As I said, Eraser 6.2 is now running normally on my Windows 7 x64 machine.
How about the registry key HKCU\Software\Eraser\Eraser 6? Have you deleted that and see if it resolves it? We depend a lot of the .NET serialisation capabilities which happens to be EXTREMELY FICKLE about the types stored in serialised streams. I think I've done something that isn't as the developers of the framework foresaw to be a standard use-case.