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Blender crashes on starting up cmd
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System Information
Operating system and graphics card
Win 8.1, 32 Bit
2gb Ram
2.46 Ghz Processor
256 Mb Video Ram
Display Adapter : Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family
Blender Version

Short description of error
On opening Blender 2.78 or any other version, the command prompt opens with a text that reads "Error:Exception_Access_Violation" and crashes. This worked earlier when I was using Win 7 but I think the upgrade in Operating System wont cause problems. I tried pasting the given opengl file but the same error is persisting.
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Based on a (as simple as possible) attached .blend file with minimum amount of steps



Event Timeline

Bastien Montagne (mont29) lowered the priority of this task from Needs Triage by Developer to Needs Information from User.Oct 26 2016, 6:11 PM


  • Give us your exact Blender, OS and GPU (including drivers) versions, as requested in the template!
  • Ensure both your OS and drivers are fully up-to-date (and use official GPU drivers, not those provided by windows or tablet/laptop maker).
  • Try to disable any running antivirus.
  • Ensure you have no python executable available in your %path% envvar.
  • Try to re-download and re-install Blender.
  • Try the latest build from our buildbot.
  • Try to start Blender in factory settings (--factory-startup commandline option) (this will ensure whether this is a userpref or addon issue or not).
  • Try to tweak your GPU driver settings (e.g. try different values between 'performance' and 'quality' if you have such slider, etc.).
  • Launch Blender from the command line with -d option and attach as text file here any error printed out in the console (do not paste it directly in comment).
  • Try to place this dll next to your blender.exe (software OGL, will be slow, but will show whether this is a driver issue or not).

Meeeh… Intel 945 only support OpenGL1.4, we require at least OpenGL 2.1… May not be the issue here though, hard to say.

Please check all points listed in my first comment.

And reply in comments, editing original report does not make it that easy to track down answers!

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