New 2.7 (beta 11) crashes

I just installed the new beta but every time i try to run the screensaver it crashes...

It says "Runtime Error! - Program: H:\WINDOWS\ELECTR~3.SCR - This application requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information."

The controle panel does work... but when I click "Run" nothing happens... the "Help"leads me to "Access denied... etc"

I run Windows XP Home Edition service pack 3 - AMD Athlon 2400 XP+ - ATI Radeon 9600 SE

I just want to give a feedback. :)



PS: Can't belive i'm one of the first posting anything here... well expecpt "Doink!" :P

PPS: The spellchecker doesn't work for me... it says "Could not execute AJAX call, the server didn't return a valid XML." and little bit more... when i should post it  just tell me


I uninstalled the screensaver, installed it once again, and it is now working.

Another "problem", the startmenu folder was not removed when it was uninstalled.

Same problem

I'm also getting the same message when the screensaver starts. Although it seems to work without any problems when selecting "Run" in the screensaver configuration.

I run Windows Vista Business SP1 32 bit

best way around the error

when wakeing the computer up hit alt + ctrl + del and you bypass the lockup and all

Same error here - but it's

Same error here - but it's not working for me on subsequent tries.  Control panel works - nothing else.

My platform: AMD 64 X2 Dual

Core Processor 5000+

2.60 GHz, 1.75 GB RAM

Physical Address Extension

NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

Windows XP SP3

I can send all the crash info it gives me (pages) on request.

i got the same error when i

i got the same error when i first installed it. It has worked flawlessly since then.
Now if I could just figure out how to get it running on both my monitors simulataneously. As it is now, it runs on my secondary monitor, and the other screen just stays blank.

thanks for your feedback.

thanks for your feedback.

New 2.7 (beta 11) crashes

I'm running Vista ultimate and getting the same

"Application terminates... message that the first post quoted.


Can't run 2.7b11 at all. I did find out you get that message when C/C++ calls the Abort() function.

Should make it easier to find. I really didn't want to

go through trying to get it to build though.



Fix that I used

I used the fix posted here that involves changing:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ElectricSheep\WIN_2.7b11.cfg 

Taken from:

was having the same problem as you, and managed to track it down to a missing variable and table in the config file. I assume this should be automatically set by the program but isn't for some reason.

In order to get rid of that InstallDir error you will need to edit the config file located at "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ElectricSheep\WIN_2.7b11.cfg" and replace everything in that file with the code below.

Please keep in mind that if you installed Electric Sheep somewhere other than the default you will need to edit the appropriate line in the code below to reflect this.

return {
-- Table: {1}
-- Table: {2}
-- Table: {3}
-- Table: {4}
["sheepdir"]="C:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users\\Application Data\\ElectricSheep\\content",
-- Table: {5}
-- Table: {6}
["InstallDir"]="C:\\Program Files\\Electricsheep Screensaver\\",

After this Electric Sheep should run successfully and change the order of this config file around a bit, as well as add a few more variables but now that it knows where it lives it won't forget.



Thank you

Thanks alot, for some reason it worked once when i first installed it then this error would come up but that fixed it, thanks :)

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