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taskmanager xp home crashes jitter

Jan 31 2006 | 12:24 pm

I’ve always used windows xp pro, in which the taskmanager appears when I hit
ctl-alt-del. Never had a problem with it. I recently installed xp home. When
I hit clt-alt-del I get a black screen with options from which I can choose
the taskmanager. If I do this while jitter rendering is running, max is gone
/ has crashed when I get back from the options screen. It’s a silent crash,
and the max process stays active. I can’t restart max and have to wait a
couple of minutes for the max.exe process to shut down.

I tested this with the help patch, and I shows exactly the
same thing. Steps to reproduce:

– open help
– start rendering
– hit ctl-alt-del.-> choose taskmanager
– max is gone

Almost all of the crashes I experience lately are these sort of "silent"
crashes with the sticking max.exe process. I can’t put my finger on it but
is there an easy way to check what’s up? Maybe run max runtime with a
debugger attached?

pentium M, max 4.5.6 jitter 1.5.2 nvidia go6800


Jan 31 2006 | 9:37 pm

Hmmm. I suppose it is conceivable that the copy protection software
thinks that a malicious "debugger" is running. I’m running XP pro
here, and can’t reproduce, but perrhaps some other XP home users
could verify. Here’s a couple additional tests:

– Does the same thing happen with the Max Runtime? If not, it would
suggest the copy protection may be involved.

– Is it specific to OpenGL rendering? i.e. does it happen with other
patches, or without having loaded any patch at all?

– Might be worth testing with Jitter not installed.

Thanks for taking the time to investigate this. Please let us know
your findings.


Feb 02 2006 | 10:58 am

…. I can’t reproduce it anymore myself. I have a strong suspicion it’s due
to the removal of a 3rd party external from my patch, because since then all
these weird crashes disappeared including this taskmanager related one. (No
Peter, it’s not your’s ;-)
I did some additional rearranging of my patch, but nothing spectacular. Well
since I don’t know anything for sure I better shut up now. The crashes are
gone and that’s the most important thing.

Best, T_

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