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Audition Crashed.  Now what?

Sep 8, 2011 4:29 PM

Supply General Information about the Crash

  1. What were you doing when it crashed?
  2. What have you done since you last launched the application?
  3. If it crashes with a plug-in or a file, supply information about the plug-in or file.
  4. Has anyone else experienced the crash?  Anyone else on the forums, or perhaps a friend that also owns Audition?
  5. Was there an error message?  Post a screenshot.



Supply Information about your System

Mac OS X
   Go to "About This Mac"Screen shot 2011-09-08 at 6.05.47 PM.jpg


Press [ More Info... ] to launch the System Profiler

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Go to the Start Menu > (All) Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information   Screen shot 2011-09-08 at 6.13.27 PM.jpg
Save the profile to a file.   Screen shot 2011-09-08 at 6.07.06 PM.jpg

Save the System Information to a file.

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Supply Information about the Crash

Mac OS X

Copy the text from the OSX Crash Log, supply this information with any crash report.

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When the application has crashed, before doing anything else, you'll want to create and supply a crash dump. (See next post)


Screen shot 2011-09-08 at 6.27.24 PM.jpg

Go ahead and still submit the crash report through the OSX crash reporter as well as the Adobe Crash Reporter Tool.  Be sure to supply comments that answer the questions mentioned above.

Go ahead and still submit the crash report through the Windows Error Reporter.
  • SteveG(AudioMasters)
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    Sep 13, 2011 3:19 AM   in reply to Charles VW

    Here is a link to the Feature Request/Bug Report Form


    Select Audition from the pull-down list, and the detailed form will appear.

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  • SteveG(AudioMasters)
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    Oct 27, 2011 1:12 PM   in reply to SteveG(AudioMasters)

    Further information from MusicConductor about another way to create Crash Dumps:


    Not all Windows users are comfortable working with command-line programs, so another option is the program Process Explorer.  This can be opened before running Audition, or even opened after the crash notification has occurred (just don’t clear it until completion of the following).  Also great is the fact that it runs in XP as well as Win 7, 32-bit or 64. 


    What is needed when a crash occurs is the detailed, full "dump file" that allows the developers to see what part of the program code caused the problem.  To create this is a very simple procedure:

    1 - Open Process Explorer.

    2 - When a crash occurs, DON’T click OK on the notification popup.

    3 - Find the Adobe Audition.exe process in Process Explorer’s process list (which is how it is listed for the current version at the time of this posting, Audition version 4, CS5.5).

    4 - right click for a popup menu, and select "Create Dump > Create Full Dump."

    5 - Name and save the file to an appropriate location.

    6 - Upload this file, along with information about your computer (OS, 32 or 64 bit, CPU, graphics adapter, sound interface, anything else requested) with a bug report at the above link.

    7 - Please note that the dump file could easily run a few hundred MB, so don’t be surprised by this.

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