Notepad++ conflicting w/ windows 10: KB3147458



  • Noticed this just today. I’m running windows 10/x64 Pro. I had some windows update installed earlier in the day. I happened to notice afterwards that Notepad++ (6.9.1) was crashing consistently on launch. I tried installing a few older versions of Notepad++ and they too were crashing. Finally I tried rolling back KB3147458 and after reboot I found that notepad++ was launching/working ok again.

    Here’s some info my specific windows version: Version: 1511, OS Build: 10586.218

    …an example app crash looks like:
    Process File : notepad++.exe
    Event Name : Stopped working
    Event Time : 4/14/2016 1:12:48 PM
    User Name : All Users
    Exception Code : 0xe06d7363
    Exception Offset : 0x000bdad8
    Fault Module Name : KERNELBASE.dll
    Fault Module Version: 10.0.10586.162
    Process Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe

    The question I would have is why is notepad++ conflicting w/ this particular windows update.

    Thanks



  • Hello @Don-Mason,

    just finished updating my win10/x64 Pro to the mentioned build version.
    KB3147458 is installed.

    Npp started - works - no issue yet.

    My notepad++ debug info (available under ? menu)

    Notepad++ v6.9.1
    Build time : Mar 28 2016 - 19:48:40
    Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 10
    Plugins : mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll PluginManager.dll PythonScript.dll

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • Understood - but nevertheless this problem definitely exists for me. Windows 10 was “nice enough” to reinstall this KB and sure enough after rebooting NP stopped working again (as described above). And also sure enough after uninstalling this very patch and rebooting, NP started working again. So definitely repeatable for me.

    Also, here’s my NP debug info:

    Notepad++ v6.9.1
    Build time : Mar 28 2016 - 19:48:40
    Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 10
    Plugins : HTMLTag_unicode.dll JSLintNpp.dll JSMinNPP.dll mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll NppFTP.dll PluginManager.dll PoorMansTSqlFormatterNppPlugin.dll Tidy2.dll WebEditU.dll XMLTools.dll



  • As I, and maybe others as well, don’t have an issue I don’t think it can be a general npp problem.
    In addition, it seems that this w10 update didn’t work well for others as well.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/microsoft-wants-to-know-anyone-seeing-issues-with/8cc2af67-d1ef-43d8-8658-b5c5a69be530?page=1&auth=1

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • I agree it might not be a NPP problem. But perhaps instead it might be a problem w/ 1 of the NPP plug-ins I’m using (which I’m assuming is differently than what you tested with).

    Regards,



  • Actually after writing the answer I thought the same and installed your plugins.
    No problem with my windows 10 configuration.

    Notepad++ v6.9.1
    Build time : Mar 28 2016 - 19:48:40
    Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 10
    Plugins : HTMLTag_unicode.dll JSLintNpp.dll JSMinNPP.dll mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll NppFTP.dll PluginManager.dll PoorMansTSqlFormatterNppPlugin.dll PythonScript.dll Tidy2.dll WebEditU.dll XMLTools.dll

    Note, I also tested without having PythonScript.dll installed.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • Interesting. And certainly I can’t comment on why you can’t reproduce this issue using the same plug-ins (w/ presumably same versions) and I’m using. But nevertheless, I -can- reproduce this issue consistently.

    To further isolate this issue, I tried selectively re-installing my user plug-ins (starting from just the base set that installs by default w/ NPP). I found that WebEdit (v2.1) is introducing the issue (but none of the other user plugins). Once WebEdit was removed from my NPP install, the problem disappeared.

    Regards,



  • Is there a special setting for WebEdit you use? I’m not familiar with this plugin.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • Cheers
    Claudia



  • Good question. I just tried a stock install of webedit and launched notepad++ (w/ the KB update in place). NPP crashed as described before. So in answer to your question, no special setting of webedit was required for me to see the issue.

    Your windows 10 OS/build version match what I have. Again, I’m using windows 10 pro.

    Regards,



  • Can you give it a try to create another user on this w10, login and start npp?

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • Tried it. Problem exists in the same way for a 2nd user.


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