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[BUG] Notepad++, when opened, freezes DirectX11 games #1626

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Drakonas opened this issue Mar 12, 2016 · 42 comments
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[BUG] Notepad++, when opened, freezes DirectX11 games #1626

Drakonas opened this issue Mar 12, 2016 · 42 comments

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@Drakonas Drakonas commented Mar 12, 2016

I originally wrote this off as a hardware fault, but I just replaced my motherboard and CPU, and my graphics card is fairly new. I'm still experiencing this problem.

If I open Notepad++ AFTER loading DirectX11 games (currently tested games are Dolphin and Final Fantasy XIV), the said game freezes and becomes unresponsive until I force close the game in Task Manager.

If, however, I open Notepad++ BEFORE running said game, the game runs fine.

@Drakonas Drakonas changed the title [BUG] Notepad++, when opened, crashes freezes most DirectX games [BUG] Notepad++, when opened, freezes most DirectX games Mar 12, 2016
@Drakonas Drakonas changed the title [BUG] Notepad++, when opened, freezes most DirectX games [BUG] Notepad++, when opened, freezes DirectX11 games Mar 12, 2016
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@Xebtria Xebtria commented Aug 9, 2016

I have to dig up this issue, because I have the exact same issue. it is game independent (happens with Diablo 3, Path of Exile, FIFA16, Wolfenstein).

Open game, then open notepad++ => game freezes and has to be closed via task manager
open np++, then open the game => no problem.

extremely annoying

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@joncppl joncppl commented Aug 11, 2016

Can confirm that I am getting similar crashes with dx applications (currently I'm aware of it happening with Black Desert Online and MPC-HC with madvr)

Will try to collect a crash dump the next time it happens.

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@Thumli Thumli commented Oct 14, 2016

I can confirm it with World of Warcraft in windowed and windowed fullscreen mode with DX11 enabled, switching to DX9 or fullscreen mode and it doesn't freeze.

This is with v7 32-bit (build time Sep 21 2016 - 22:00:56) of Notepad++ and Windows 10 Home 64bit.

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@edunad edunad commented Oct 23, 2016

Same thing happens with CS:GO, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, etc (guessing it's DX11)

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@serge-a serge-a commented Oct 30, 2016

Same as Thumli (except i didn't try dx9)

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@SpeedProg SpeedProg commented Nov 4, 2016

Can confirm this happening in Eve Online with DX11 enabled too

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@Pequito Pequito commented Nov 4, 2016

Noticed the same with FFXIV and DX9 and DX11, did not attempt to open before the game as mentioned above but can confirm will crash the game if opened afterwards.

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@Silvest89 Silvest89 commented Nov 7, 2016

I have the same issue with Guild Wars 2, thought it was because of GW2. Apparently not :P

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@TonyRaccoon TonyRaccoon commented Nov 14, 2016

Adding another confirmation, with Windows 7 Professional, World of Warcraft and Overwatch both running in DX11, windowed borderless, and Notepad++ 7.1 (issue also occurs with 7.2).

Also note that closing Notepad++ also causes games to become unresponsive.

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@Zeni44 Zeni44 commented Nov 15, 2016

Same issue here with Warframe and other games. It's quite annoying.
I do hope there is a solution for this.

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@flatluigi flatluigi commented Nov 22, 2016

Confirming the issue on Windows 10 with World of Warcraft.

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@twirpdk twirpdk commented Dec 10, 2016

Confirming as well.
Opening Notepad++ 7.22 while World of Warcraft in DX11 mode is running, will crash the game every time.
Tested a couple of other DX11 games with same result.
Open Notepad++ before the game works fine.

Windows 10 Enterprise 64 bit.

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@thesymbol thesymbol commented Dec 10, 2016

Can also confirm this with games such as Trove, Warframe and Garrys Mod on windows 10 pro 64 bit

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@dail8859 dail8859 commented Dec 10, 2016

Does anyone know of a small, stand-alone application (DX11 demo or something) that can reproduce this issue with Notepad++?

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@thesymbol thesymbol commented Dec 10, 2016

Well its nothing small but it does crash Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0 Basic. (i loaded it in in windowed mode). @dail8859

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@dail8859 dail8859 commented Dec 10, 2016

@thesymbol Thanks for the info. I tried it but opening/closing Notepad++ works fine for me. So it would be nice if some people could post some debug info and hardware info to try to narrow it down to OS, chipset, or maybe its a specific plugin. My debug info:

Notepad++ v7.2.2   (32-bit)
Build time : Nov 27 2016 - 16:31:07
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
Admin mode : ON
Local Conf mode : OFF
OS : Windows 7
Plugins : ComparePlugin.dll DoxyIt.dll LuaScript.dll mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll PluginManager.dll 

GeForce GTX 860M driver v375.95

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@thesymbol thesymbol commented Dec 11, 2016

@dail8859
Notepad++ Debug:

Notepad++ v7.1   (32-bit)
Build time : Oct 15 2016 - 23:30:30
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
Admin mode : OFF
Local Conf mode : OFF
OS : Windows 10
Plugins : ComparePlugin.dll docMonitor.dll mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExec.dll NppExport.dll NppFTP.dll NppNetNote.dll NppTextFX.dll PluginManager.dll SpellChecker.dll 

System Info:

Asus Z97-P
Intel Core i5 4690K 3.5GHz
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/4G x4
Asus Strix GTX970 driver 376.19
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@TonyRaccoon TonyRaccoon commented Dec 11, 2016

Debug info:

Notepad++ v7.2   (32-bit)
Build time : Nov  2 2016 - 11:26:20
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
Admin mode : OFF
Local Conf mode : OFF
OS : Windows 7
Plugins : ComparePlugin.dll FingerText.dll mimeTools.dll NppColumnSort.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll NppFTP.dll NPPGit.dll NPPJSONViewer.dll NppSaveAsAdmin.dll NppTextFX.dll PluginManager.dll SnippetPlus.dll
Windows 7 Professional x64
nVidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Intel Core i7 950
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@joncppl joncppl commented Dec 11, 2016

update since this thread has recently came to life.

Originally posted in August that this crash occurred to me with Black Desert Online and MPC-HC w/ madvr.
So for the last four months I took care to not open Notepad++ while any DX11 apps were running.

Tested today with the same applications and other DX11 applications, and can NOT reproduce this issue. ie. No crashes anymore.

The only changes in hardware since then was going from 2 ram modules to 4 (16GB->32GB).
And restoring my (stable) overclock from 4.4GHz back to stock 3.5GHz. (AIO watercooler pump broke so I'm currently on stock cooler :( )

However I keep up to date with NVIDIA drivers, windows 10 updates, Notepad++ updates, and whatever else may have auto-updated in that time.

System specs:

Win 10 Pro
MSI z87-g45
4770k 3.5GHz (4.4GHz at time of crash)
G.Skill F3-12800CL 10-8GBXL x4 (x2 at time of crash)
EVGA GTX 1080 FTW (no overclock post factory)
   Driver: 376.19 (at time of crash: probably 368.81)

I doubt it has to do with the hardware changes (overclock issues typically lead to BSOD, not individual applications crashing and adding RAM modules would only add points of failure), but who knows. I don't have the capacity to isolate the cause ATM.

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@Thumli Thumli commented Dec 11, 2016

It seems to have something to do with the Nvidia graphics driver. I noticed that if you disable the "Share" feature in GeForce Experience the problem seems to go away.

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@dail8859 dail8859 commented Dec 11, 2016

GeForce Experience

I stopped using this in v3.0+ when they required users to create an account. Just curious, what does that "Share" feature actually share?

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@TonyRaccoon TonyRaccoon commented Dec 11, 2016

I stopped using this in v3.0+ when they required users to create an account. Just curious, what does that "Share" feature actually share?

Allows the use of the streaming, screenshot, and video recording functions.

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@Silvest89 Silvest89 commented Dec 11, 2016

It enables nVidia fps overlay etc. Allows you to record video using the hardware encoder, and even has an option for live streaming to twitch.

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@TonyRaccoon TonyRaccoon commented Dec 11, 2016

As an aside, I don't believe the Share function is the culprit as I've experienced the crashes even with Share disabled. Not 100% certain on that, but I'm pretty sure.

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@thesymbol thesymbol commented Dec 11, 2016

I too have the share feature turned on, i do get crashes almost all the time but in some rare occasion i can open notepad++ without the game crashing, i do nothing different compared to when it does crash.

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@Iowerth Iowerth commented Dec 19, 2016

I have the same issue with all games but with one detail: if a game is in full screen mode, there is no bug. But if a game is in windowed mode (full screen window or half screen) then bug appears. Predominantly I play games in windowed mode and because of this this bug is annoying.

Asus Z87-Deluxe
i7-4770k (overclocked)
GTX1070 (not overclocked) always with latest drivers
16 Gb 
Win10 x64
Notepad++ 7.1 x64 in admin mode without plugins (because Plugin Manager doesn't work with x64)
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@thesymbol thesymbol commented Dec 19, 2016

I have also noticed that if you minimize the game it crashes less times than if you have the game opened up in the background.

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@Albo1125 Albo1125 commented Dec 22, 2016

Is this still being investigated? It's literally a deal breaker for me :( Every time I open a file with notepad++ while running GTA V, my game freezes and I have to restart it. Hoping for a fix soon :)

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@thesymbol thesymbol commented Dec 22, 2016

@Albo1125 also hoping it is going to be fixed soon, have you tried minimizing the game and then open notepad++?
That seems to fix the issue for me but its annoying to have to minimize the game every single time you want to open notepad++ or open a new window...

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@Oniryck Oniryck commented Dec 22, 2016

@Thumli Thank you! This seems to have fixed the issue for me, it was driving me mad !

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@Albo1125 Albo1125 commented Dec 25, 2016

@thesymbol this is really hard for me to do as it concerns a windowed borderless instance of GTA V. Thanks for the tip, though.

But yea, for such popular and normally very well-working software, I hope this has a high priority on the hotfix list by now.

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@thesymbol thesymbol commented Dec 25, 2016

@Albo1125 actually the fix from @Thumli worked for me aswell, the nvidia share feature was the root cause of it, still annoying tho since some of us use it.

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@Iowerth Iowerth commented Dec 25, 2016

@thesymbol how to turn Nvidia Share off?

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@dail8859 dail8859 commented Dec 25, 2016

I would love to track this issue down but I've not been able to. Has anyone been able to reproduce this with a version of GeForce Experience less than 3.0?

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@Iowerth Iowerth commented Dec 26, 2016

So I confirm the fix from @Thumli too: turning off Nvidia Share solves that bug.

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@NetWin NetWin commented Jan 6, 2017

I can confirm the fix from @Thumli too. 👍

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@Drakonas Drakonas commented Jan 12, 2017

This isn't exactly a fix. I use Nvidia Share.

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@rafaelfillipesilva rafaelfillipesilva commented Jan 26, 2017

Same, use Nvidia Share. Notepad++ crashes the game.

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@dail8859 dail8859 commented Jan 26, 2017

I just updated GeForce, created an account (unfortunately), updated drivers, turned on share, but have not had any luck reproducing this. I guess it would be nice to narrow the bug down to an exact trigger (specific setting, hardware, software, etc).

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@lee-yunseok lee-yunseok commented Sep 14, 2017

In my case I suffered a freezing issue with Nopad++ 7.5.1. It was my Windows 10 are freezing due to a problem between NVidia(385.41, and I do not use fucking GeForce Experience) container and nvsvc, Notepad++ process.

While looking for the cause of the problem, I've confirmed that my device's Notepad++ is x86 version(I use x64). So I removed it and reinstalled with x64 version. And now, it seems to have been resolved. No more freezing occurs. Of course, it is just my case.

Notepad++ v7.5.1 (64-bit)
Build time : Aug 29 2017 - 02:38:44
Path : C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
Admin mode : OFF
Local Conf mode : OFF
OS : Windows 10 (64-bit)
Plugins : mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll

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@MetaChuh MetaChuh commented Apr 13, 2019

we are closing this issue due to multiple newer notepad++ versions since it was filed.

please update your notepad++ to the latest version Notepad++ 7.6.6 and migrate or reinstall your plugins.
if your issue still persists, and it is still of relevance to you, please feel free to file a new issue as detailed and reproducible as possible.

thank you for your help and best regards.


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keeping the notepad++ issue tracker clean.

when creating a new issue, please provide all information as shown at the issue template.
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the notepad++ source code, please visit us at the notepad++ community forum, and
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