Windows 10 x64, 2×NVIDA GTX Titan Black 6Gb, 2×Intel E5-2690, 64GB RAM
Blender 2.79 (sub 0)
When a scene has been saved with two windows (as when you shift-drag the split-panel widget and drag the new window to a second monitor) it cannot be opened from the default scene.
- Shift-drag a split-window widget in the default scene.
- Drag the new window to a second monitor.
- Save the scene
- quit, then restart Blender
- open the saved scene
scene opens either with both windows or single window
Crash with message: Error: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION.
If a scene with two windows has been saved as the default scene, then Blender will not start properly - it crashes as soon as it loads the default scene.
There is a workaround, which is to split the windows before opening the file. This won't work if the default scene has been saved with a split window.