Every time I try to run Smileycons I get the error message "Smileycons has stopped working", followed by Windows is checking for a solution to the problem but never finds one.
I am running Vista Home Premium, with no unusual programs. Just Avast anti-virus, Ad-Aware, Windows Defender.
I have contacted the Support people from Smileycons, they maintain it is a Security Suite or similar blocking the program.
Having tried everything I can think of, even cleaning out the registry manually after uninstalling the program and downloading and installing a new one. Installation is fine, it just stops when I go to use it.
This is the report:
Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 431105024
So I have to now assume something in Windows is blocking the program and I'm at my wits' end to find the solution. I have used the program in the past with no problems; it seems to be a relatively recent problem so I'm wondering if a recent security update is involved. I have also got the same problem on my second hard drive which is running Windows 7 Release Candidate, and the same problem on my new laptop running Vista Home Premium, all Operating Systems are legal and fully updated.
I have tried turning off Defender, uninstalling anti-virus, turning off UAC, nothing seems to make any difference.
Any help would be gratefully appreciated!
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: smileycons.exe
Application Version: 22.214.171.12460
Application Timestamp: 2a425e19
Fault Module Name: StackHash_1703
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00b1b530
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 3081
Additional Information 1: 1703
Additional Information 2: 2264db07e74365624c50317d7b856ae9
Additional Information 3: 1344
Additional Information 4: 875fa2ef9d2bdca96466e8af55d1ae6e
- Verschoben Carey FrischMVP, Moderator Sonntag, 14. Juli 2013 04:07 Relocated
Have you tried a system restore to a point before this started to happen? If not try that. Other than that, make sure that everything is up to date, this includes software updates from MS as well as drivers.
-Ken | http://ken.wagnerfamily.co.uk
Thanks for the reply Ken, yes, everything is updated. Doesn't answer the question of why won't it work on my new laptop with a new Vista Premium OS, or why it won't work on Windows 7 as well as my main drive with Vista Home Premium. What is common to all theses systems? A MS update in their security system? Guess I'll have to try installing XP Home on a spare hdd and see if it works ahead of any other program installations.
OK, it's not the end of the world that I can't get Smileycons to work anymore, but it irritates the heck out of me that I can't find out why!