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[SOLVED] Paint.net Freezes on Startup


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One day I started paint.net up and it usually freezes for about a second or two when I load it up, but recently it has been freezing and not responding. I usually have to start it up and exit out of it several times before it decides to work. It is getting pretty annoying since it is my main graphics program I use. It does work, but only after I have restarted it several times. I appreciate the help in advance.

 

EDIT: I have also already tried the PDN repair and it still didn't work.

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1 hour ago, ZyKro said:

And yes, I do have a decent amount of plugins installed.

hmm, this can read as an oxymoron. Please just quantify them.

 

Can you also post your system information as listed in the paint.net settings?

Settings -> Diagnostics -> Copy to clipboard

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I have 129 plugins installed.

 

 

Application    paint.net 4.0.17 (Final 4.17.6411.1908)
Build Date    Friday, July 21, 2017
Install type    Classic
    
Hardware accelerated rendering (GPU)    True
Animations    True
DPI    96.00 (1.00x scale)
Language    en-US
    
OS    Windows 10 x64 (10.0.14393.0)
.NET Runtime    4.0.30319.42000
Physical Memory    8,082 MB
    
CPU    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100U CPU @ 2.30GHz
    Speed    ~2304 MHz
    Cores / Threads    2 / 4
    Features    DEP, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4_1, SSE4_2, XSAVE
    
Video Card    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Dedicated Video RAM    128 MB
    Dedicated System RAM    0 MB
    Shared System RAM    4,041 MB
    Vendor ID    0x8086
    Device ID    0x1916
    Subsystem ID    0x81EB103C
    Revision    7
    LUID    0x0000FCD8
    Flags    None
    Outputs    1
    
Video Card    Microsoft Basic Render Driver
    Dedicated Video RAM    0 MB
    Dedicated System RAM    0 MB
    Shared System RAM    4,041 MB
    Vendor ID    0x1414
    Device ID    0x008C
    Subsystem ID    0x00000000
    Revision    0
    LUID    0x0000FFC5
    Flags    Software
    Outputs    0

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Try renaming your /Effects/ folder (to something like EffectsABC) then start paint.net. Is it any quicker to load?

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Consider using high priority. The solution below from answers.microsoft.com does this with notepad; the solution only affects the shortcut:

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Create a shortcut to Notepad. Right click the shortcut, select Properties and add the following to the beginning of the Target box:

%windir%\system32\cmd.exe /c start /high
As an example, a shortcut to notepad will look like this normally:
%windir%\system32\notepad.exe
Adding the above will make it:
%windir%\system32\cmd.exe /c start /high %windir%\system32\notepad.exe

 

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I'm curious, what happens if you click on the Shapes tool when you start up?

 

Also, when Paint.NET freezes like this, is it using up a lot of CPU in Task Manager? Or is it just parked at 0%?

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19 hours ago, Ego Eram Reputo said:

Try renaming your /Effects/ folder (to something like EffectsABC) then start paint.net. Is it any quicker to load?

It loads up faster and does not freeze, but I lose all my new plugins.

 

5 hours ago, Rick Brewster said:

I'm curious, what happens if you click on the Shapes tool when you start up?

 

Also, when Paint.NET freezes like this, is it using up a lot of CPU in Task Manager? Or is it just parked at 0%?

I'm not sure yet. Paint.NET started finally after several tries of using the suggestions and testing, so I will check out the Shapes tool next time I can. It didn't appear to be using very much of the CPU.

Paint.NET seems to work fine after I get it working, but it takes several tries. It is probably the plugins.

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23 hours ago, BoltBait said:

Can you give us a screenshot of what was in your Effects folder?

Yes.

EDIT: Also I deleted some plugins to try to free up some space on it, but it didn't work. And clicking on the shapes tool didn't do anything on startup. It just froze like normal.

 

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