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How many plugin and Shapes do you have installed? Lots, just a few or none?

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If this is the latest version of Paint.NET which is 4.06, I have been experiencing crashing and failing to launch issues with it on my Windows 8.1 as well.

 

The solution that was given to me on this forum was to rename the Shapes folder in  C:\Program Files\paint.net. I renamed the Shapes folder to Shapesx. I could not use custom shapes at the moment but at least, that seems to have rid me off the crashing and failure to launch issues.

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If this is the latest version of Paint.NET which is 4.06, I have been experiencing crashing and failing to launch issues with it on my Windows 8.1 as well.

 

The solution that was given to me on this forum was to rename the Shapes folder in  C:\Program Files\paint.net. I renamed the Shapes folder to Shapesx. I could not use custom shapes at the moment but at least, that seems to have rid me off the crashing and failure to launch issues.

Thanks for the attempted help, but still nothing happened, and this was happening in version 4.0.5 too

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Always be caught up with your Windows Updates.

 

Not being caught up on Windows Updates has been correlated to crashes like this. Sometimes caused by, and then fixed by, as well. (as in, folks have been behind on WU and had crashing in Paint.NET, then caught up with WU and the PDN crashes went away)

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Is it crashing or just not responding?

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1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys simultaneously to start the Task Manager. It will give you a list of processes running on your system. Tell us what the CPU figure says (central processing unit = your computers 'engine').

2. Previously I asked how many plugins you have installed. Having a lot will slow the startup on a low spec computer by a large factor. Even to the point where is appears to be unresponsive. This may be a clue because paint.net is not actually crashing. So, do you have lots of plugins installed?

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I will reiterate my advice above: the first step is to make sure you are caught up with all Windows Updates. Being behind on those is KNOWN to cause this crash.

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Also, Paint.NET isn't crashing. It's "not responding" which means the UI thread is busy, and then you closed it because Windows seemed to think it was a good idea to recommend that.

 

This is most likely caused by an errant plugin. Rename your Effects folder to Effects.bak, and try again.

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Also, Paint.NET isn't crashing. It's "not responding" which means the UI thread is busy, and then you closed it because Windows seemed to think it was a good idea to recommend that.

 

This is most likely caused by an errant plugin. Rename your Effects folder to Effects.bak, and try again.

Its working fine now, thanks a TON!

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