Musescore 2.0.2 not starting on Windows 10
From one day to the other Musescore wasn't starting anymore. It shows up in the task manager, but that's it. I tried to reset to factory settings including the parameters -s and -w too. I tried all sorts of compatibility adjustments down to XP, No success :-(
Is there anything left I could try???
Now I'm using MS 1.3 again...
Thanks a lot!
Have you moved it off screen? Or were using 2 Screens, move it to the secondry and now are using only one?
Or have you been a victim of some Windows update that conficts with MuseScore, ISTR to have seen reports mentioning this.
In reply to Have you moved it off screen? by Jojo-Schmitz
Thx for your reply! No, haven't used two screens here. Probably a Windows Update, but on Win 10 you have no real choice...
Hope a future update will solve this issue. I don't want to try to restore some past before-update Windows situations. Wouldn't make sense to me.
In reply to Hi Jojo-Schmitz! Thx for your by sedminek
When you do the "Revert to factory settings" procedure, try doing so from a terminal window, and let us know what output you see there.
In reply to When you do the "Revert to by Marc Sabatella
I did run it in a terminal window, but nothing happened - no output. I could see one instance running in task manager, but that's it. I tried the portable version too. The splash screen appears for a second and then disappears.
In reply to I did run it in a terminal by sedminek
No output in the terminal window itself? Does the command prompt return? That seems extremely strange.
I'm also running MuseScore 2.0.2 on Windows 10. See screenshot.
#1. If MuseScore shows up in the task manager, what do you see when you click on the carat next to MuseScore in the task manager - any open files, like MuseScore: My_First_Score?
#2. Do you see the MuseScore icon in the taskbar, and when you roll the mouse over the MuseScore icon, does it show any score thumbnails?
In reply to I'm also running MuseScore by Jm6stringer
It only shows up in the background processes, not in the apps. And I don't see the icon in the taskbar...
In reply to It only shows up in the by sedminek
In Windows 10:
If you go to 'Programs and Features' in Control Panel, do you see MuseScore2 listed?
Have you tried the 'Repair' option (showing next to 'Uninstall')?
In reply to In Windows 10: If you go to by Jm6stringer
Yes, it's there. I already tried this before. I see the repair dialogue, and when I try to start MS 2 after that, I get the same behaviour. Mouse arrow shows loading activity for around 20 seconds - no splash screen, musescore.exe shows up in the task manager under background processes. That's all...
In reply to Yes, it's there. I already by sedminek
Since repair doesn't work, have you tried to uninstall, and then re-install MuseScore?
Perhaps it is a permissions/UAC issue. You can also try:
1. Navigate to the MuseScore installation folder [Program Files (x86) -> MuseScore2 -> bin] and then right click on MuseScore.exe and select 'Run as administrator'.
2. Disable UAC (user account control) in Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Change User Account Control settings - then move the slider down.
Thanks a lot for all the advices, but unfortunately none of them worked! I still have a MuseScore 2.0.2 running on my Win 7 office PC. Hopefully this problem can be solved in the near future. I quite sure this had to do with a Windows update, as MuseScore was running for several months on my Win 10 PC without problems.
In reply to Thanks a lot for all the by sedminek
Have you tried starting from a command prompt (ala terminal window) and running with the -F, -s, and/or -w options?
Here's what I tried: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rhdx3e1kdvu325f/2016-01-07%2018.46.35.mp4?dl=0
Nothing happens, the same with -s & -w
I really don't know, where the problem is... MS 1.3 runs fine.
In reply to Hi Marc! Here's what I tried: by sedminek
Since the task manager shows it as running, have you tried killing it and then running again? Rebooting?
In reply to Since the task manager shows by Marc Sabatella
Yeah, a hundred times :-( Trying it all possible ways - even waiting for two hours. Then killed the process and tried again, and again...
In reply to Yeah, a hundred times :-( by sedminek
@sedminek: since the reset with "-F" apparently did nothing, if you feel "brave" enough, you could try to obtain a log from a debug build: you can find links to a debug build for Windows here: https://musescore.org/en/node/71796#comment-361426
or one with also a debugger here:
Maybe the debug log will give us more information on what is happening.
In reply to @sedminek: since the reset by ABL
I tried both debug-versions. Both "hang" immediately after the execution. After first try I killed the process in the task manager then treied the other one. Both logfiles are attached.
In reply to I tried both debug-versions. by sedminek
From the log file, the initialization freezes after loading the fonts, before showing the information for the screen.
In that region of the code -a- some Qprinter properties are set and then -b- we have a "qmlRegisterType" instruction (related to the plugin framework).
Regarding those two points:
a- Do you have a printer installed?
b- Can you try with the unsupported "noSSE2" version (in which the plugin framework is disabled)?
(found here: https://musescore.org/en/download#Unsupported-versions-of-Windows you need 7zip to extract the archive)
In reply to @sedminek: From the log file, by ABL
Thank you for your advices! Actually there is no printer installed. What is installed is:
MS Print to PDF
MS XPS Document Writer
Nitro PDF Creator
I tried the version without SSE2, but it shows the exact same behaviour :-(
What brand/type of Windows box are you using? Toshiba laptop, perhaps?
In reply to What brand/type of Windows by jim.weisgram
As you raise Toshiba and a possible font issue was raised in the debug log, I had to think about this topic: https://musescore.org/en/node/46121
No, it's a Dell Inspiron AIO. MS 2.0.2 was already running on it, even after the upgrade to WIN10. It happened from one day to the other, that it didn't want to start. But it was running on WIN10 for at least 4 months without any issue!
In reply to No, it's a Dell Inspiron AIO. by sedminek
Thank you for your collaboration.
I tried to put more qDebug output to try to pin down where the loop is actually happening, here is the new debug version, based on commit ac4819d :
(MuseScore_ac4819d_debug.zip, 158 MB, md5 checksum 75c4994f14acf5f202c205771d2b88f8)
Ok, this is the logfile I got now:
Thank you a lot for your help!
In reply to Ok, this is the logfile I got by sedminek
Thank you for the log file.
The exact point where MuseScore hangs is here:
line 4809 of musescore.cpp
QSizeF psf = QPrinter().paperSize(QPrinter::Inch);
i.e. when the code is creating a QPrinter and retrieving the default page size.
I think you can try to change the default printer among those installed and see if this changes something. Or you can try to install another printer, maybe a dummy printer, and set it as the default one.
Thank you all very much! Finally it works again. All I did was changing the default printer. It was automatically set to Nitro PDF. When I set the Microsoft PDF Export as the default printer MuseScore 2.0.2 was starting like before.
So again thank you very much - I never thought it could actually be that easy to make it run again.
In reply to Thank you all very much! by sedminek
And without ABL's relentless effort we'd never had found out!
I wonder whether this problem somehow could be worked around in MuseScore?
Or is this something that needs to get reported to the folks working on Qt?
In reply to And without ABL's relentless by Jojo-Schmitz
I'm glad everything works again now :-)
If we manage to create a minimal example and reproduce in other system we should probably report it to the Qt team; but it could also be a bug of NitroPDF.
Thank you again for all your contribution to solve this problem for me!!! The software, that obviously caused the error, is Nitro Pro 10 (10.5.2.11).
In reply to Dear all! Thank you again for by sedminek
Should this be added to the "Known Incompatibilities" page?
In reply to Should this be added to the by Isaac Weiss
In reply to IMHO yes by Jojo-Schmitz
In reply to Dear all! Thank you again for by sedminek
Can I just stress, I faced this problem to, and it's a problem with your default printer setting as opposed to the software specifically. I know because I had the exact same problem replicated, with my default printer as a cloud printing service. As soon as i changed it it was okay!
In reply to Can I just stress, I faced… by Liem Vu
Can you be more explicit about cloud printing service?
In reply to Can you be more explicit… by Jojo-Schmitz
A printer that can directly connect to the Internet (No need to be connected to a computer or laptop)
You define it as a cloud printer (for example in your google cloud printer account).
If you send a document to "Cloud printer service", it is printed by your printer. ( from your mobile phone, from another computer, from your tablet; at your work place, while in the car, at the cafe; etc.).
In reply to A printer that can directly… by Ziya Mete Demircan
I know what a cloud is, I'm asking which cloud printer service exactly is causing the issue here, so we can include that in the list of known incompatibilities
In reply to I know what a cloud is, I'm… by Jojo-Schmitz
Sorry, Sometimes I do that :)