Fail Fast Exception

iwannabswiss

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With the latest update to 1.8.8-6, every time I close PI, whether I've used it or not, the following alert pops up:

PixInsight: PixInsight.exe - Fail Fast Exception
A fail fast exception occurred. Exception handlers will not be invoked and the process will be terminated immediately.

It happens each and every time, whether I click the X, Ctrl-q, or File > Quit PixInsight.
 

Juan Conejero

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This cannot be reproduced on any of our working and testing Windows 10 machines. This problem has not been reported before.

This is a machine-specific issue. Check your computer for malware, registry data corruption, corrupted system components, or conflicting third-party applications. Consider performing a clean system reinstall.
 

JohnH

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FYI: I am experiencing the same alert as the original post upon exiting PI. Win10/64 bit. This occurred following update from 1.8.8.5. I have removed 1.8.8-6, and then reinstalled it but the alert remains. Aside from the minor annoyance from the alert message, it all seems to work as expected.
 
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iwannabswiss

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This cannot be reproduced on any of our working and testing Windows 10 machines. This problem has not been reported before.

This is a machine-specific issue. Check your computer for malware, registry data corruption, corrupted system components, or conflicting third-party applications. Consider performing a clean system reinstall.
I did a registry check by running the command "sfc /scannow" which found and fixed a couple of issues. I started and then closed PI, but the issue still persisted. I had already attempted to repair 1.8.8-6, so this time I deleted PI 1.8.8-6 and redownloaded and installed 1.8.8-5 and the issue went away. I then uninstalled .8-5 and reinstalled .8-6 and the issue came back. I didn't want to have to reset my computer, but I eventually went under Windows settings and selected Reset this PC, this kept all of my files and reinstalled Windows. After it finished reinstalling Windows and redownloading 1.8.8-6, I can confirm the error is now gone. However, now that another person is having this issue there may be something more.
 

Juan Conejero

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However, now that another person is having this issue there may be something more.
There is nothing more here besides a Windows-specific problem, probably being caused by registry corruption and/or damaged system components. The fact that it has been resolved by reinstalling Windows shows that the problem is not being caused by PixInsight.
 

WarrenHatch

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I am experiencing exactly the same issue under Windows 10 following my recent upgrade to PixInsight 1.8.8-6 (from 1.8.8-5).