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Sam Stalos

New Release (26.05.0.039) Crashing

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Previously used .cwp files in Cakewalk now lock up after just 23 seconds of playback or recording after updating to version 26.05.0.039 of Cakewalk and updating Win 10 to build OS 18362.900 of Win 10 version 1903. I am running on Xeon processors working at 3.07 GHZ with 12 Gig of RAM.

After Cakewalk abruptly locks up, I cannot shut it down via the Red X at the top right corner or open the File Menu to Close properly. In fact, no menus will open once Cakewalk freezes. I have to use Task Manager in Win 10 to close Cakewalk.

As expected, once Cakewalk is shutdown via Task Manager, it will not open again; but when I try to shut down the computer I encounter another problem.

Following the shutdown of Cakewalk, I cannot shutdown Win 10 via a Left click on their Start Icon on the bottom left. In fact, no menus appear via a left click on that Start icon, not even the obnoxious thumbnail listing of all the programs available on the computer.

I can however exit Win 10 via a Right Click on the Search Bar adjacent to the Start Icon.

Both Win 10 and Cakewalk by Bandlab were updated this week of July 1, 2020. Prior to updating, Cakewalk by Bandlab had been working fine for many months, but I have seen this phenomenon before,  and it always seem to be linked to concomitant updating.  Trying to research and fix the issues during the in-between-re-update-time is a total loss, and I have learned to sit back and wait for subsequent fixes to come down the pipe weeks later. But then, how is this a productive tool for composing music? Deadlines and commitments are abandoned, which makes the use of such unreliable tools a fools choice. Why did this updating stumble not occur with earlier versions of Sonar and Windows software, or did it and I just didn't notice? It makes Cakewalk as a midi sequencer on an orange screen under DOS seem like an advantage. At one time Microsoft published that it was possible to simply go back to an earlier version of Win 10 under their Settings Menu, but I see that this option has been removed.

To combat the updating issue, I have learned to keep my DAW offline. But eventually, when pressured by Microsoft, and when seeing new updates available from BandLab, I give in and update both programs at the same time, hoping they have worked out their mutual bugs. But this time, they have not. I can open and use Sibelius  on the same computer without any problems, and have done so after this last updating fiasco.

There is some responsibility toward fixing this problem on my part, which is to report these bugs when they occur... and to recognize that it is impossible for software developers to consider every possible configuration of hardware that now exists, especially in the PC world. I tried adopting the Apple approach about 12 years ago, but what an expensive joke that was.

And so I am registering my official "bug report" at this time. It would help to know that I am not alone, or insane, or unreasonable, and that COVD-19 hasn't mutated to a version that eats magnetic code on the SSD disk in my computer.

Please advise.

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This type of report should be made in the 2020.05 feedback thread

A thread is created each time a version is released. Problems with the current release should be made in that thread.

Here are some additional steps for reporting crashes

 

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Sure enough. Win 10 published a new build (Version 1903 build 18362.900) and everything now works. I did make a dump file but decided not to send it in having been through this before. I'm sure Cakewalk has enough bugs to fix without absorbing Microsoft's load. I just wanted to document the consistency of this problem for those who get caught by the next Win 10 update .

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