I've upgraded from Adobe Acrobat Professional 7.0 to Adobe Acrobat Pro 9.0. Acrobat works fine. However, every time I launch Designer I get a debug window at the splash screen. The program freezes and quits everytime. I've repaired, uninstalled, and rebooted several times. 7.0 is completely uninstalled. I've even checked the registry. Still it freezes and crashes.
I'm on XP SP2 and have .NET Frameworks 1.1, 2.0, 3.0 and all their SPs.
It might be here: "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Dr Watson\user.dmp".
Or if there is a dump window you can follow these instructions:
On Vista 32 bit, wait for the app to crash, and while the "your app has crashed" dialog is still visible, go to Task Manager process list, right click on FormDesigner.exe, and select "Create Dump File' from the context menu. After the dump file is written, its location will be shown in a second dialog box. The "designer crashed" dialog can then be dismissed.
For Vista 64 bit, I think the dump files produced this way are probably not useful, because they will show stacks for the "64 bit side" of the 32 bit process, which is not what we want to look at. For Vista64, it is probably necessary to attach a real debugger to FormDesigner.exe and write a dump file.
On XP, if the default drwtsn32 post-mortem debugger is installed, the dump of the last crash is available at "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Dr Watson\user.dmp". If the user has installed a different post-mortem debugger (e.g. visual studio) or disabled things somehow, then an ad-hoc dump can be made by waiting for the "designer crashed" dialog, and leaving that open. Then go to task manager's process list and note the process ID of FormDesigner.exe. Then bring up a command prompt and type:
Drwtsn32 -p designer_PID
where designer_PID is the process ID of FormDesigner.exe found in task manager. After that, the "designer crashed" dialog can be closed, and the dump will be found in "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Dr Watson\user.dmp".
I have the similar problem. It works as the administrator user but as my own user (has full admin rights too) the crash happens. This same user has created a distributed form before using designer but now it fails to create a new one or open an existing form. I get the message that it has stopped working
Is there any answer from Adoobe yet. I have the same problem after I upgraded my Design Premium CS3 suite to Adobe Acrobat 9.0 professional. I tried using a different version of mfc80u.dll and deleting the 8.2 folder in the c:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Designer\ folder. It did not fix it.
I uninstalled SQL Server Expres 2008 (with management studio. LiveCycle Designer ES works fine. SQL Server Express also caused Corel Draw and Corel PhotoPaint to do the same thing as LiveCycle Dsigner. (stop running at splash screen). They both work fine now after uninstalling SQL Server Express.
I am having a very similar problem. When I start the forms wizard I can use all of the tools text box, email button, etc. When I try to put a line inside a text box the livecycle program crashes. If I put the line outside a box it doesn't crash. Anybody?