First of all I want to give thanks to all those who have made these amazing applications possible! I've been using them for years at work, where we would otherwise be forced to use IE and paint, among other useless programs.
Here is the issue. We were recently upgraded from XP x86 to Win7 x64. My Portable Apps no longer work. When launching Firefox, Chrome, Gimp, or Google Earth, they fail to open and I get the message:
"Program X has stopped working.
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Please close the program."
I get the splash screen in Google Earth right before it pops up. I believe it may have something to do with how badly our network is locked down... I had an issue in Firefox/Chrome before where I always got a proxy error. That was solved by renaming the Portable App folder (I know, strange, right?).
I reinstalled all the programs, no dice. I changed all the folder names and .exe names, no dice. I was able to get Firefox 3.6.21 to work by renaming the folder and .exe. Firefox 3.6 is better than the IE7 we have, but it's annoying after being used to the speed of Firefox 16.
Here is some info from event viewer:
Event ID: 1000
Faulting application name: googleearth.exe, version: 22.214.171.12413, time stamp: 0x4f8941c7
Faulting module name: DEVOBJ.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17621, time stamp: 0x4ddb887d
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00004b70
Faulting process id: 0x1150
Faulting application start time: 0x01cdb30a7d8afbeb
Faulting application path: C:\Users\xxxxxxxxxx\Desktop\GoogleEarthPortable - Copy - Copy\App\ge\main\Google\Google Earth\client\googleearth.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\syswow64\DEVOBJ.dll
Report Id: bd1897cb-1efd-11e2-8251-e4115b5afe7c
Any ideas I'd really appreciate. I can't go back to using IE and paint!
Thanks in advance!
It might be your network too, but the fact that GIMP doesnt run indicates that there is something else.Maybe writing to the TEMP-folder is disabled or only specific exes are allowed.
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Good point. Can I change the directory from TEMP to say, my own temp folder within my Portable Apps directory? I can then visit that folder every so often and clean it out myself.
Interestingly, Gimp works as of this morning. However, Firefox, Chrome, and Google Earth still do not...
Want to know how bad our systems are? After a fresh restart this morning, with nothing running on my end, I've got 116 processes showing up in task manager!
You said all portable apps quit working. Are GIMP, Firefox, Chrome, and Google Earth your only portable apps? Or are you able to run some other apps correctly?
Gimp was working on Friday... Chrome, Firefox, and Google Earth were still giving the same error. SMPlayer is working. Foxit Reader is working.
Strange that only those 3 seem to have the issue.
you mentioned that you updated to w7.
Do you have portable apps on an usb stick or similar portable drive?
Or did you 'install' them to your hard drive? In the folder 'program files'?
This might have worked on XP, will cause you many problems on w7.
Do not place portable apps in 'program files' folder on w7. Some might not run from that place as MS did lock that folder and it is for properly installed windows apps only.
That's a good point, but I don't believe that is the issue. We are not allowed to install any usb drives on the PCs here. Therefore, I kept the folders in the "My Documents" folder - not under "Program Files".
FYI: These programs are able to run:
It appears only these programs are not working:
(Maybe I was too quick to say "All Portable Apps Quit Working" )
Edit: So after putting the list down, I see that only programs which require internet access are having the issue. (FYI, my proxies are properly set). Any ideas what may cause that?
Thanks in advance!
I created a folder within the temp directory, so I must have write permissions... I'm guessing the issue is with a program attempting to connect to the internet.
You said you upgraded from Windows XP to 7 yeah?
So it's probably because the path changed from C:\Documents & Settings\...something...\PortableApps to C:\Users\...something...\PortableApps
Did you try installing in new place without old data?
Betcha it works but if you need your old data you'll need to figure out whats wrong with your old data files. The data files in PortableApps\PortableProgramName\data folder.
Good idea, I thought it might be an issue as well. However, all my troubleshooting has been on a fresh install of Chrome, Firefox, and Google Earth.
I think it has something to do with the network. I'm not sure what's locked down, but maybe it's looking for a specific file and once it sees that, the program is blocked and crashes.
Here's a pic of the issue:
Screenshot of Program Crash
Any other ideas?
I would suggest you contact your IT department as it seems certain things are blocked in some way.
Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!
Yeah, that's what I thought...
Unfortunately, the IT Dept. probably won't want the Portable Apps on the PC to begin with, so I'm just going to have to live with it.
Thanks for the help.
The same issue popped up with an IT-installed program. After repeated attempts to fix it, they ended up reimaging my machine. It fixed the problem for the IT-installed program, and for my Portable Apps as well.