EasyBCD 2.2 crash with .Net Runtime error

#1
So, after a bunch of mucking around with dual booting a Linux Mint 13 and 14RC install, uninstall, Windows 7, Windows 7 recovery disk, and a whole lotta reset button action, EasyBCD will not launch.

I'd like to give the scenario from a clean Win 7 to what I have ended up with, but I can't. Right now EasyBCD 2.2 will not launch with the following in the event log:

Code:
Application: EasyBCD.exe
Framework Version: v4.0.30319
Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
Exception Info: System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException
Stack:
   at System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.GetSectionRecursive(System.String, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean, System.Object ByRef, System.Object ByRef)
   at System.Configuration.BaseConfigurationRecord.GetSection(System.String)
   at System.Configuration.ClientConfigurationSystem.System.Configuration.Internal.IInternalConfigSystem.GetSection(System.String)
   at System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.GetSection(System.String)
   at System.Configuration.ClientSettingsStore.ReadSettings(System.String, Boolean)
   at System.Configuration.LocalFileSettingsProvider.GetPropertyValues(System.Configuration.SettingsContext, System.Configuration.SettingsPropertyCollection)
   at System.Configuration.SettingsBase.GetPropertiesFromProvider(System.Configuration.SettingsProvider)
   at System.Configuration.SettingsBase.GetPropertyValueByName(System.String)
   at System.Configuration.SettingsBase.get_Item(System.String)
   at System.Configuration.ApplicationSettingsBase.GetPropertyValue(System.String)
   at System.Configuration.ApplicationSettingsBase.get_Item(System.String)
   at NeoSmart.EasyBCD.Properties.Settings.()
   at ..(Boolean)
   at ...ctor()
   at ..()
and

Code:
Faulting application name: EasyBCD.exe, version: 2.2.0.182, time stamp: 0x50618ff8
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17932, time stamp: 0x503275ba
Exception code: 0xe0434352
Fault offset: 0x0000d3cf
Faulting process id: 0x1438
Faulting application start time: 0x01cdc454912af111
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\NeoSmart Technologies\EasyBCD\EasyBCD.exe
Faulting module path: C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: d1a520bd-3047-11e2-81ad-0019d1a93cde
The output of Bootgrabber:

Code:
BootGrabber utility.
Copyright NeoSmart Technologies 2009-2011 <http://neosmart.net/>


WARN: Unable to get volume information for \\?\Volume{f6702ef9-14a0-11e2-a71b-806e6f6e6963}\
WARN: Unable to get volume information for \\?\Volume{d5d7d8b9-ebcb-11e1-addc-0019d1a93cde}\
WARN: Unable to get volume information for \\?\Volume{d5d7d8ce-ebcb-11e1-addc-0019d1a93cde}\
D0,1,1,0,500107862016,1
P1,F:\,7,500105217024,154840199168,Yes,multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1),Yes,NTFS
D1,1,1,0,320072933376,2
P1,G:\,7,320068386816,190357856256,Yes,multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1),Yes,NTFS
D2,1,1,0,500107862016,3
P1,T:\,7,500105217024,191384236032,Yes,multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(3)partition(1),Yes,NTFS
D3,1,1,0,320072933376,0
P1,C:\,7,320070288384,92595343360,Yes,multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1),Yes,NTFS
I downgraded to one of the BETA builds (build 160) that I found in the forum, and it seems to at least launch. I'll be working with it on a Linux installation here soon.

Thanks,
Mark
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Sounds like a bad configuration file.

Delete the NeoSmart_Technologies folder in C:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Local