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Aut2Exe 3.3.10.1 - BSOD on second run on XP

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Windows XP SP2 Czech:

Unpack http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/files/archive/autoit/autoit-v3.3.10.1.zip to local directory

Run "installAut2ExeAut2exe.exe" and close without any (compile) action

Run "installAut2ExeAut2exe.exe" and XP immediatelly goes to BSOD:

"Serious system error ... subsystem ended ... system shutdown ..."

EDIT: Can somebody else see the same problem?

EDIT2: I haven't seen BSOD for many years till now!

EDIT3: Compilation (at first run) and compiled EXE works fine

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your post reminded me of this: #2457


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Zedna : I'm surprised : why don't use the last (and old) SP3 for Windows XP ?

I tried with that OS : no problem in a VM.

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Wow, I can verify that Aut2Exe is crashing Windows XP.  There's something very very wrong with that code.

Test environment was in a virtual machine on Windows XP RTM.

And no, any suggestions to 'just us SP3' is not a fix for a very real problem with that executable.

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Using SP3 is a very real fix for un-updated XP since each service pack DOES add functionality. AutoIt may be calling into said functionality.

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It's supposed to run on RTM. It shouldn't be possible to directly blue screen a machine with non Kernel code but I'm building a VM this morning to look.

Edit: btw, the next beta versions will be XP SP 3 only.

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Well that was a bit of an odyssey.

I wasn't getting blue screens but I was getting a total CPU lock and unrecoverable hang on the second run.  I recompiled it with message boxes at all the various startup/shutdown stages and when it crashed it wasn't even getting as far as the first line of winMain().  :huh: That made me suspect our "make VC2012/2010 exes run on XP RTM" hack at first.

The same exe compiled with the older VC 2010 compiler worked fine. So I compared all the compiler/linker settings and they seemed to match and they should both be using the same runtime/SDK files. The only difference was that VC2010 gives a warning about some of our manifest settings (compat related) because the VC2010 toolset doesn't understand them - but it still includes them.  

I did a sysinternals "sigcheck -m" manifest dump on the two exes to see what the difference was and the formatting is completely different (whitespace, etc) but that should be OK. But there was an additional option in the VC2012 manifest for dpiAware (Aut2Exe was the only exe to have this, so it looks good on high DPI screens). This was the culprit. XP RTM was just going crazy on this entry. The VC2010 compiler didn't have that option available so that was the difference.

Once I knew what to search for this turned up http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15096400/need-dpiaware-executable-to-work-in-windows-xp-2003 - this seems to confirm it, but I wasn't getting the error messages/log messages it mentions.

I'll recompile it today without this option along with the Althon XP/SSE fixes as well.

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it seems my old good xp64 is safe for now - i can not reproduce crash so i'm still in the boat ^_^

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I just noticed on the track that will soon be AutoIt 3.3.10.2
Big thanks to Jon.

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Jon, that is pretty unusual that a dpiAware issue was causing such problems!  However, now that you've made mention of the Athlon XP SSE issues, I'm wondering if that's what was causing the O/S crash issue in the Virtual Machine (maybe it doesn't emulate SSE correctly even if the host O/S supports it..). I have just noticed that I'm one major version behind on VMWare, so I should probably upgrade that.

However, I'm happy to report that version 3.3.10.2 fixes this issue (it was actually present since 3.3.10.0 in my VM tests). And all other executables (Au3Info, AutoIt3) are working well in XP RTM also.  I think now I can graduate this version of AutoIt from my beta folder! ;)

By the way - the announcement of the new versions beyond 3.3.10.0 are probably not being noticed by everyone since they are replies on the same topic..

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Does Aut2Exe contains embedded device driver(s) ?

From the above posts, it looks like problem solved, So now are going to support next beta/final for XP RTM ?

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