So, I tried to get back to work at Max 6.0.2 today, but neither the program itself nor the runtime would open (though I’d never had any issues before).
Uninstalled, reinstalled, "repaired" install, made sure that DEP was disabled.
No other programs are having issues, so it’s clearly a Max issue. I can schedule an appointment with a local computer diagnostician if necessary, but I wondered if anyone has any suggestions as to how to fix the issue.
Well I installed 6.0.5 and the program started opening again and I got back to work. Whenever I tried to toggle on the adc~ or dac~, however, it would crash. I then trashed my prefs and everything was fine.
Despite being an electronic musician, I am far from a computer guru. Thanks a lot, guys.