Polwhele wrote:I'm running MW 2012 on Windows 8 x64. MW worked fine for the first couple of weeks after I upgraded from Win 7 to Win 8.
is there a conflict with Windows 8 or with some other app I'm running, or what?
Polwhele wrote:Then if MW loaded when Windows restarted, Windows Task Manager would show MW running but there would be no icon in the notification area, so no way to access MW. Running MailWasherPro.exe manually would result in the MW splash screen appearing and freezing at the message 'Starting MailWasher'. Closing the running process and starting MW again would sometimes work, other times it would hang on the splash screen again.
So I turned off MW auto-start, restarted Windows and started MW manually. Sometimes it worked, sometimes not. Today whatever I try, MW is freezing on the splash screen at 'Starting MailWasher.
Polwhele wrote:At that point decided to cut my losses and do a clean install of Windows 8, instead of continuing to struggle with the current installation (an upgrade retaining Win7 apps and settings).
Polwhele wrote:Thanks for your quick responses. Unfortunately major surgery was required. I tried reinstalling, no joy, could not find any issue with my AV (MW was trusted), rolled back to a couple of earlier installations when MW was working but it still wouldn't play ball.
The only clue was an error message that indicated an issue with the .NET framework. At that point decided to cut my losses and do a clean install of Windows 8, instead of continuing to struggle with the current installation (an upgrade retaining Win7 apps and settings).
The clean install was relatively painless and MW is now working correctly - apart from a couple of accounts where I'm so far unable to figure out the correct settings. Expect I'll find it eventually.
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