Both the earlier & current versions of apup work without issues. Can download everything I select: currently "APUP 1.4.5", "Autopatcher Engine 5.7.5", "AutoPatcher Common Modules" & "AutoPatcher for Windows 7 SP1 (x86)". The MD5 checks go smoothly. Can exit without issues and the apup.log shows no errors.
However, doubleclick autopatcher.exe and it crashes. The Windows "crash box" (with error details) appears. Close it and it appears a second time. Close the second box and it doesn't reappear until I doubleclick autopatcher.exe again.
Here is the autopatcher.log file out of C:\Windows (it remains with the same data after every crash):
Here is the Windows error data:
I've tried unregistering and reregistering all the VB6 files this thing uses (with regsvr32) in both the above folders and \Windows\System (that for some reason the program decides to arbitrarily insert) to no success. I've tried updating starting from scratch not downloading anything except Autopatcher.exe with no success. And I've tried using a circa-2010 autopatcher.exe I had backed up (version 126.96.36.199) to no success (same error & log messages).
The last item above points to not having all the VB6 files this thing needs on my system (but as mentioned, all the VB6 files that are downloaded are registered properly). Why do I say this? Because besides the above, autopatcher.exe (an older version than 188.8.131.52) always worked without issues a few weeks ago & prior when I still had MS Office 2010 installed on this system.
I hve since totally uninstalled Office 2010 (as seen in the autopatcher.log file). After doing so, autopatcher.exe has always crashed before starting. Which likely means AutoPatcher's reliance on the outdated VB6 language & files are missing a few files the program actually needs and doesn't include.
Its always been a great program in the past here up until this crashing started. So hopefully there is some way I can get autopatcher.exe to work properly, if you have any suggestions.
Edited by Whatacrock, 12 February 2013 - 03:56 AM.