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Lightroom 4.1 crashes, module CameraRaw.dll

Jul 22, 2012 6:43 PM

Tags: #appcrash #4.1 #cameraraw.dll #lightroom.exe

I just installed LR 4 after having used LR 3.5 for quite awhile.  It was a big letdown when I immediately discovered this instability.  It crashes every few minutes while making adjustments in Develop.  For example, Sharpen Detail.


Problem signature:

  Problem Event Name:    APPCRASH

  Application Name:    lightroom.exe

  Application Version:

  Application Timestamp:    4fb2266f

  Fault Module Name:    CameraRaw.dll

  Fault Module Version:

  Fault Module Timestamp:    4fb22636

  Exception Code:    c0000005

  Exception Offset:    000000000005c8f3

  OS Version:    6.1.7601.

  Locale ID:    1033

  Additional Information 1:    5231

  Additional Information 2:    52314b86dd492d0e1c8967d621f7fea6

  Additional Information 3:    eb65

  Additional Information 4:    eb65633c49ac65ec1f6544dba65ffa71


Upgrading to 4.1 didn't help.  I actually haven't yet processed any RAW images in LR4 so I'm not sure why CameraRaw is involved.  I hesitate to uninstall LR3.5 since LR4 is proving useless and a waste of my money.  I'm looking for a quick solution as I'm trying to complete an important project.  Thanks.


System: Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3, i7-2600K, 12GB, latest Win7 64-bit SP1, CS5 Design Premium

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    Jul 23, 2012 2:14 AM   in reply to Peddle4ever

    I'd try to remove LR 4.1, reboot,  delete the file Lightroom 4 Preferences.agprefs, and reinstall 4.1 directly. There's no need to install 4.0 first. Make sure to run it with administrative credentials (right-click: run as administrator).

    You can also try to only delete the agprefs. It will create a new one. Experience from many forum users show that this helps with various kind of issues.

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    Jul 24, 2012 12:42 AM   in reply to Peddle4ever

    Just to make sure: You did run the installer as admin, did ya', not LR?

    Since you are are a SW developer you surly have checked all the obvious. I personally never had any issues alike. From other posts its seems that issues like this usually have something to do with access privileges to folders/files where LR, its preference and other files and the db is located. Also check and/or make yourself the owner if it's not already set that way.

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    Jul 24, 2012 11:44 PM   in reply to Peddle4ever

    First, update the graphic driver to the latest version and see if that helps: rodId=3319&lang=eng

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    Jul 29, 2012 1:19 AM   in reply to Peddle4ever

    I don't use the Intel HD3000. One thought tough: Can you change the memory settings for the HD3000? Must  be in the BIOS or maybe in the driver, and raise it to 256 MB. Just a thought, because dedicated memory of 64MB is very low for your resolution and I don't know how the Intel driver use use the shared pool.

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    Jul 31, 2012 1:23 AM   in reply to Peddle4ever

    Adobe staff is lurking around. There is a chance that somebody is responding to this thread.

    However, this would be the correct address to report it:

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    Sep 17, 2012 9:58 AM   in reply to Peddle4ever

    I have been seeing this a lot lately. I run a ATI 6900 series on a Core I7.  I have tried all sorts of things to help reduce the issue but nothing has worked.  It still hangs in the develop module frustratingly often.


    I am using the latest video drivers running an Radeon 6900 series. 

    My PC is a Core I7 with 12 gigs of ram.

    Hyper-threading is turned on. 

    I am running the RC now, which appears to be worse, then Lightroom 4.1


    I have tried running Lightroom with a single display.

    I have checked the catalog to make sure its intact (using whatever I could find in the software to do so).

    I have wiped the raw cache, the catalog cache.



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