Since I purchased flash CS4 (upgrading from flash 8), I have gradually shifted from writing code in AS2 to AS3. Now all of my projects are in AS3 except 1, it's an old legacy project written in such a way that conversion would be almost impossible.
Earlier today I started to work on it and then tried to compile it causing flash to crash. After about an hour I realised that whenever I compile an AS2 project flash crashed. After trying to download patches, restarting countless times and searching the internet for similar bugs, I uninstalled and reinstalled flash. But to no avail, the bug persisted. So I decided to create an acount and post about the bug I encountered on this form, hoping that somone might know about it.
OS: Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 64
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 bit
It is happening probably because it has been created on such a dated back flash program.
That happens even with the newer versions but google it because THERE IS a way to fix, i am sure of it.
The old project is a CS4 fla file, in addition I realised that not only this old project, but any AS2 fla I try to compile as long as it has one line of code such as trace("Hello World"); will cause flash to crash.
By following the suggestions of this url.
And deleting my preferences located here.
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Flash CS4\
I managed to fix this problem, flash now once again, compiles AS2 files without crashing.