Many crashes following RC3 update?

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Many crashes following RC3 update?

Post by AlvinPing » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:03 pm

After upgrading to RC3, Orca seems to be quitting and/or crashing unexpectedly a lot more often. Sometimes it just stops loading pages, then I have to force-quit; other times, the whole program just disappears; other times, I will actually get an error screen (usually pointing at a crash in ntdll.dll).

I'm not submitting a ticket just yet because I want to see if I can isolate the problem a little more.

Anyone else experiencing increased crashes after RC3?

Windows XP Pro SP3, 1.25GB RAM

EDIT: I recall RC2 occasionally crashing in a similar manner, but not nearly as often. These crashes did not occur when running Orca under Vista, although I have not tried RC3 under Vista yet
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Re: Many crashes following RC3 update?

Post by Jethro » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:39 pm

I can't even get RC3 to load the first page. It either just hangs or crashes. After numerous attempts at starting and even removing (and cleaning the registry of orca entries) & reinstalling Orca RC3 to see if that would work, I ended up just removing RC3 & reinstalling RC2 which still worked fine with everything loading as per usual.

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Re: Many crashes following RC3 update?

Post by kudos » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:50 pm

Did you try deleting the settings folder located at %appdata%\Orca Profiles?

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Re: Many crashes following RC3 update?

Post by AlvinPing » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:34 am

kudos wrote:Did you try deleting the settings folder located at %appdata%\Orca Profiles?
This does seem to help quite a bit, thanks. Although it is a bummer that all your settings are lost!
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Re: Many crashes following RC3 update?

Post by AlvinPing » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:26 am

Orca is still pretty unstable under XP for me. The weirdest problem just happened not too long ago. I usually get crashes in ntdll.dll (though occasionally in ws2help.dll, as well), often when pages are loading. But this last time, I was just downloading a file, sitting there watching TV, then Orca crashed in ntdll.dll and I had to quit (and therefore kill the DL).

I thought these crashes were happening when particular combination of processes happened, and triggered some fault in the code, crashing ntdll.dll - but seeing as how it popped up when something was downloading, with no other pages open, makes me scratch my head
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