32-bit OS 64-bit OS
When the application has crashed, immediately go to the task manager, select Adobe Audition, right-click and choose to Create Dump File
Same instructions as 32-bit, but you'll need to use the 32-bit task manager since Audition is a 32-bit program. This will ensure that you create a 32-bit crash dump which we can use to see what happened.
To launch the 32-bit Task Manager, you can launch it from this path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\taskmgr.exe
If your crash is repeatable, you should download the ProcDump tool from Microsoft:
Then open a command prompt (Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt)
Navigate to the folder that has the ProcDump.exe you extracted from the download. I put the executable on my desktop, so in the Command Prompt window I would type:
I can then do step 3 by typing this into the command prompt:
procdump -e -x "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Audition CS5.5\Adobe Audition.exe" %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\AuditionCrash.dmp"
You should see an output similar to this when the application launches:
You should see an output similar to this when the application crashes:
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.