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EAC crashes on file open/save dialog box in Win7 x64
post Mar 12 2011, 22:24
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EAC crashes anytime the program tries to pop up a dialog box to open a file, save a file, or select a directory location. I have only seen this behavior on Windows 7 64-bit machines. I recently re-imaged my laptop to Win7 x64 (it had previously been Win7 x86 home edition) and EAC worked fine with full functionality). And last week I bought a new desktop with Win7 x64 (my previous desktop was WinXP 32-bit). I have used EAC for years and have never seen this behavior before.

If I click on "process wav" or "compare wavs" the normal open-file dialog box pops up but immediately an error message also comes up saying that EAC.exe has stopped working. The program also crashes similarly if I go to EAC Options --> Directories and "browse" to set the default save directory for ripped files. (if I just type or paste the directory location, it's fine). If I ask EAC to "ask every time" where to save ripped files, a dialog box pops up and the program crashes.

I've tried this with 1.0b1, 0.99pb5, and 0.95b4.

I am able to rip files fine if I set the default directory by typing or pasting the directory location.
But the inability for EAC to pop up a dialog box means that I can't use the wav editor, which I use regularly.
For the record, both of my Win7 x64 computers are Windows 7 Enterprise edition.

I don't have Adobe Drive installed, but both computers are using Symantec Endpoint Protection.
Here are two threads that I found discussing similar issues, but I wasn't able to fix anything in my case. (although I haven't tried uninstalling Symantec Endpoint Protection)

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post Jan 27 2013, 21:50
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Wow!! Disabling the Visual Themes worked!!
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