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Rainmeter is crashing! What do I do?

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yungsnek
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Re: Rainmeter is crashing! What do I do?

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Hello, I have such a problem that after installation, the application started for a second and then instantly disappeared. Tried deleting rainmeter.ini and clean removal of the application itself. In YouTube, to solve this, they suggest setting up the NVIDIA control panel, but I have a Radeon video card.
Please HELP! :-(
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SilverAzide
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Re: Rainmeter is crashing! What do I do?

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yungsnek wrote: November 2nd, 2022, 8:00 pm Hello, I have such a problem that after installation, the application started for a second and then instantly disappeared. Tried deleting rainmeter.ini and clean removal of the application itself. In YouTube, to solve this, they suggest setting up the NVIDIA control panel, but I have a Radeon video card.
Please HELP! :-(
Assuming you followed all the instructions in the first post, re-install Rainmeter if needed.
Next, navigate to your C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter folder and open the Rainmeter.ini file with Notepad. At the top section, ensure the hardware acceleration option is set to zero, like so: HardwareAcceleration=0. Next, launch Rainmeter. If it works, then the problem is your video card driver. Update your drivers and try again with the hardware acceleration option set to 1.
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yungsnek
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Re: Rainmeter is crashing! What do I do?

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SilverAzide wrote: November 3rd, 2022, 12:37 am Assuming you followed all the instructions in the first post, re-install Rainmeter if needed.
Next, navigate to your C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter folder and open the Rainmeter.ini file with Notepad. At the top section, ensure the hardware acceleration option is set to zero, like so: HardwareAcceleration=0. Next, launch Rainmeter. If it works, then the problem is your video card driver. Update your drivers and try again with the hardware acceleration option set to 1.
I already updated the video card drivers and tried to run it, but nothing happened again. I don't know, maybe the video card is not compatible. I also tried setting HardwareAcceleration=0
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Re: Rainmeter is crashing! What do I do?

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yungsnek wrote: November 3rd, 2022, 2:30 pm I already updated the video card drivers and tried to run it, but nothing happened again. I don't know, maybe the video card is not compatible. I also tried setting HardwareAcceleration=0
Unfortunately, there's not much anyone can do to help without more information than "it's crashing". Something is odd with your PC. You'd need to create a dump file and provide it to the devs for them to debug.
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Brian
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Re: Rainmeter is crashing! What do I do?

Post by Brian »

A dump file can sometimes help, but I would try to manually set Debug mode and Logging in the Rainmeter settings file.

Steps:
  1. Open Rainmeter.ini in your text editor.
  2. In the [Rainmeter] section, add the following options (or if they already exist, change them to):

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    Logging=1
    Debug=1
    
  3. Save Rainmeter.ini
  4. Start Rainmeter, and once Rainmeter crashes/exits, open the Rainmeter.log file and post the contents here.
    Note: The Rainmeter.log file should be located in the same folder as the Rainmeter.ini settings file.
-Brian