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 Post subject: Re: Access Violation Error in v19.2
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:27 am 
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It may be, but I wasn't able to find any errors listed there, just warnings, and nothing that was clearly from Nexus (other than the windows message prompt when it crashed).

Unless there's something specific I should be searching for to find the matching event, I'll probably need to wait for it to crash again.

Sometimes it doesn't happen for a while, and sometimes it does.


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 Post subject: Re: Access Violation Error in v19.2
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:37 am 
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You probably know this already, but you will find those entries in the 'Applications' section of the Event log, not the 'System' section.

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 Post subject: Re: Access Violation Error in v19.2
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:44 pm 
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Crashed again today. It seems to be crashing silently for me.

Error message on the screen when it crashes, but nothing in application logs related to Nexus.


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 Post subject: Re: Access Violation Error in v19.2
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:29 am 
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Jorge, I'm asking because I've never run JUST Nexus. If a person is JUST running Nexus, how does it show up in Task Manager?

I don't have anything called Nexus in my Task Manager, even though it is running. I just have Nextstart and Workshelf. If I exit Workshelf, Nexus also closes.

My thought is that maybe he's looking for the wrong thing in Event Viewer and that's why he can't find it.

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 Post subject: Re: Access Violation Error in v19.2
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:39 pm 
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vectornut wrote:
Jorge, I'm asking because I've never run JUST Nexus. If a person is JUST running Nexus, how does it show up in Task Manager?

I don't have anything called Nexus in my Task Manager, even though it is running. I just have Nextstart and Workshelf. If I exit Workshelf, Nexus also closes.

My thought is that maybe he's looking for the wrong thing in Event Viewer and that's why he can't find it.


Thanks for the suggestion, but that's not it at all. I'm aware of which processes Winstep uses (NexusUltimate.exe in my case). I have been looking for the other processes Winstep uses as well when I check logs, but so far none of them show up in event viewer at all when it crashes.

The errors appear in the on-screen error window only.

EDIT: Are there any debug logs stored by the program itself somewhere, separate from the Windows Event viewer?


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 Post subject: Re: Access Violation Error in v19.2
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:46 pm 
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I've seen the opposite happen (silent crash with no error message) but I have never seen an app crash without the corresponding entry in the event log.

However, that might happen if you click Cancel in the error trapper, since that simply exits the application. Are you clicking Retry or Cancel?

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 Post subject: Re: Access Violation Error in v19.2
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:50 pm 
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I always click cancel and then restart it, because memory access violations aren't something I want to mess around with.


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 Post subject: Re: Access Violation Error in v19.2
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:00 pm 
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Ok, that probably explains it. :)

Anyway, memory access violation simply mean the application tried to access memory (in it's own process space) it shouldn't, and was stopped dead on its tracks. Nothing is corrupted and normally it happens because of a bad/invalid memory pointer or attempting to use a variable/memory that has already been freed.

Since we don't know exactly *what* is crashing (the memory addresses tell us nothing because we don't know which modules/dlls are loaded there), try to see if there is a pattern or a 'trigger'. Also, what is common to those two machines?

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 Post subject: Re: Access Violation Error in v19.2
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 11:16 am 
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Crashed when starting Windows today


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 Post subject: Re: Access Violation Error in v19.2
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 11:32 am 
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Yeah, that happening randomly doesn't help either... could be anything, from a true bona fide bug to bad drivers to bad hardware/overclock.

Doubt it's a bug though, as otherwise it would be reproducible/follow a reproducible pattern.

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