Jump to content

v3.5 + fonts = blue screen !?


Recommended Posts

Not sure if this is a windows (Vista) bug or a PDN 3.5 issue, but there is a failure to communicate somewhere in the works.

I'm trying to work on a 31+MB file that has 12 layers (originally a 2MB 600dpi jpg image). It's basic b&w line art, and thus far my edits have just been separating elements to individual layers, with an occasional rotation.

Three times now, when I've added a new layer, selected the Text tool, and started typing, I suddenly get a blue screen saying Windows has encountered a problem. It doesn't happen immediately when I start typing, but probably within 30-60 seconds. (I was using 3rd party fonts - a different one each time it crashed.)

The error message came and went too fast for me to read the whole thing, but I pasted and copied the Windows "report" from the last time it happened:

Problem signature:

Problem Event Name: BlueScreen

OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3

Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:

BCCode: 1000008e

BCP1: C0000005

BCP2: 9410E55A

BCP3: 855436E0

BCP4: 00000000

OS Version: 6_0_6002

Service Pack: 2_0

Product: 768_1

It also referes to a Minidump file, but I don't seem to have a utility capable of reading .dmp files correctly. I tried opening it in notepad and the only part that was readable were a list of system drivers, and the phrase "PaintDotNet.exe." PDN hasn't created any error/bug/crash logs (to the best of my knowledge).

More info that might be helpful:

MS Windows Home Vista Premium SP2

Intel Core2Quad

CPU Q6600 @2.4Ghz

3GB RAM

Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS

Any idea what's triggering the BSoD? Work-arounds?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Update:

This was a few days ago, but the forums went down before I could update my post. I tried creating a brand new file at the default settings (96dpi, 800x600 or there about). Same problem. Working on the initial background layer, I selected the Text tool and randomly chose a font. I typed the alphabet and everything was fine. I chose a second font, started typing, and blue screen.

The fonts are not causing problems in any other programs (paint, Open Office Writer), so I think the PDN text tool is the culprit. Has anyone else encountered this?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...