Windows - XBMC crashes on start

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Kulverstukas Offline
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Well I searched for the solution for hours, didn't find any.
My problem is like this:
I have an old desktop computer, I installed WinXP on it last night and installed XBMC today. Now everything is fine except when I click to start XBMC, it flashes black screen and disappears.
The log can be found here: http://newage.ql.lt/bendrai/xbmc.log
And it seems to produce a crashlog as well, which is just encoded or something - just raw data: http://newage.ql.lt/bendrai/xbmc_crashlo...142645.dmp

That computer is relatively old and here are his specs:
CPU: 933MHz intel pentium 3
RAM: 512MB
GFX: 32MB nVidia GeForce 2 MX
HDD: Samsung something 40GB
OS: WinXP professional SP3

DXDIAG shows that D3D is available and enabled, DirectX is 9.0c. I didn't write any drivers when I installed the system, because Windows recognized everything itself.

I am using the latest XMBC for windows (v11)

Thanks for the help Smile
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kricker Online
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Post: #2
Create an advancedsettings.xml file and set the log level to 1 or higher. Then start XBMC and grab that log and post it.

The file should look like below.
Code:
<advancedsettings>
    <loglevel hide="false">2</loglevel>
</advancedsettings>
Put this in your userdata folder.

Read this before using these builds.
XBMC win32 SVN builds
Changelog
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-09 18:01 by kricker.)
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Kulverstukas Offline
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Post: #3
Thanks for the reply but version 10 seems to work fine, so I'll stick to that.
I tried with advanced debugging by the way, I didn't notice anything that would stand out. No errors or anything, just notices...
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jhsrennie Offline
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Eden seems intolerant of old GPUs. It crashes even with series 6 NVIDIA cards, so I'm not surprised it gives problems with a GeForce2 MX. I know someone was looking at this, but I can't remember how far they got.

JR
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Kulverstukas Offline
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I hope this gets resolved some time soon... v11 is much better than v10.
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We need some good debug logs to be able to do anything about it.

Read this before using these builds.
XBMC win32 SVN builds
Changelog
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jasper9 Offline
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Same issue..

Windows 7 64bit
Radeon HD 3800 (a bit older card, new drivers though, march 2012)
Not using MySQL but am sharing db & thumbnails via symlinks on dropbox. dropbox sync disabled before upgrade.

Didn't have any problems with this setup on the previous version. Didn't try any RC's

Log level 2 (grepped out all video dirs from the log fyi):
http://pastebin.com/CvqkvfqH
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kazoid Offline
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Post: #8
Same issue... back to v10...
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