Vista not releasing Max when crashed

Jan 22, 2009 at 7:22pm

Vista not releasing Max when crashed

Hello, I’ve got an annoying problem: when max crashes (which is fairly often) and vista pops up that ‘unexpected error’ message I press ‘close now’ and the max window closes, but its still says its running in task manager and I can’t close it.
Since I can’t run two instances of max and can’t close running one I have to restart! Anyone know whats going on?

Cheers,
Rob

#41890
Jan 22, 2009 at 7:35pm

Get a MacPro and run Vista instead VMWare.

I’m not patronizing you.

It’s just that I’ve spent 20 years developing Windows applications and
I’m gaining a lot of momentum regarding Mac OS X and it’s so far
superior in terms of stability.

Again, not patronizing you because you have WIndows, just a suggestoin,.

On Jan 22, 2009, at 2:22 PM, Rob wrote:

>
> Hello, I’ve got an annoying problem: when max crashes (which is
> fairly often) and vista pops up that ‘unexpected error’ message I
> press ‘close now’ and the max window closes, but its still says its
> running in task manager and I can’t close it.
> Since I can’t run two instances of max and can’t close running one I
> have to restart! Anyone know whats going on?
>
> Cheers,
> Rob

#149483
Jan 22, 2009 at 8:01pm

If max crashes, but the OS shows that it is still running, it is likely that there is a device driver keeping the process alive. Was audio running at the time? What kind of audio+midi devices do you have? If they are usb/firewire you might try unplugging them and seeing if the max process goes away.

By the way, what version of max are you using? And, if you have steps to reproduce crashes then please post them here or send to support so that the crash could possibly be fixed.

Thanks,
Rob

#149484

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