Alright, bear with me as I go through the tedious checklist.
Updated with Application Manager to latest version: 11.0.2
Windows Vista 64-bit Service Pack 2
Simply crashes while trying to open. No new programs have been installed since I last ran AfterEffects, however I have applied updates to my adobe products.
I'll get the splash screen, and then near abot the end of the "cleaning up" portion, I get a Windows error saying that "Adobe After Effects CS6 has stopped working".
Here is the latest trace from the Event Viewer in the Computer Management console:
Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 5/14/2013 8:13:13 PM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Faulting application AfterFX.exe, version 22.214.171.124, time stamp 0x505998cf, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 6.0.6002.18541, time stamp 0x4ec3e855, exception code 0xc0000374, fault offset 0x00000000000acb17, process id 0x173c, application start time 0x01ce511a1d0a36c6.
<Provider Name="Application Error" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-05-15T03:13:13.000Z" />
I've attempted a reinstall, with clearing preferences. That hasn't helped one bit. To be honest, I don't use it often either, I just kinda found a need for it now, probably haven't used it since.... mid-March? Yes, I have Quicktime installed (7.7.3), and regardless if I close down all of my programs, it still occurs.