Windows 10: Access Violation at Address... after Windows 10 Creators Update Solved

  1.    03 Sep 2017 #1

    Access Violation at Address... after Windows 10 Creators Update

    After upgrading to Windows 10 Creators Update, I have an HTML editor (HTMLEd Pro 3.0) that now gives an Access Violation at Address... error. After uninstalling (including full removal with Revo Uninstaller) and reinstalling, I still get the error.

    I eventually installed another editor (Coffee Cup) which worked fine at first, but now it is giving me a similar Access Violation at Address... error.

    I have HTMLEd Pro installed on other PCs that have updated to the Win10 Creators Update and have no such problems.

    I also tried turning on DEP (Data Execution Prevention) and added an exception for Coffee Cup but still get the error. I even reinstalled HTMLEd Pro and added and exception for it but still get the error.

    I also ran a memory test, a hard drive test, and a Malware Bytes full scan. I also checked DeFrag and it reports 0% defragmentation on my hard drive.

    I have a second administrator account on this laptop, and when I logged in via that account and launched the HTMLEd Pro I did not get an error. So perhaps there is a rights or file sharing issue going on.

    This is on an HP G72 Notebook, 4 GB RAM, Intel i3 CPU M70, 64-bit. Windows 10 1703 Build 15063.540

    Any help on why this error is now occurring since updating to Creator's Update would be helpful.
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  2.    03 Sep 2017 #2

    Suggest you investigate your event viewer and/or reliability history for possible clues.

    Does it do the same thing in Safe Mode on the first account? Might be some sort of conflict as you say it runs in a different account. (Assuming it would be valid to run it in Safe Mode)

    The program appears to be very obscure. What's its home page?

    Coffee Cup seems current though.
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  3.    10 Nov 2017 #3

    In consultation with Microsoft support, I had to do a full reinstallation of Windows 10.
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  4.    11 Nov 2017 #4

    Unfortunate when you're forced to do that.

    I suggest, if you don't already, now secure your position by starting to use disk imaging routinely. This is something we strongly recommend- e.g. Macrium reflect (free) + external storage for disk image sets. Gives you a second chance when things go badly wrong, from disk failure to ransomware, user error to update problems and problems following a program installation.
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