09-02-2013 11:48 PM - edited 09-02-2013 11:51 PM
recently i got a problem with spotify. i'm running windows 8 but spotify works great for months. i dont know what happened but since a few days i can't start spotify. if i run it, the windows loading mouse-icon shows up for a bunch of seconds but the program does not appear. no login-screen, no menu, no interface, nothing. just as i didn't start it.
strange thing ist that the spotify process is shwon in the taskmanager!? i tried to reinstall spotify several times and everytime it works till i reboot the computer. then same thing again. that freaks me out a bit. i even tried different compatibility modes from win xp to win 7. nothing changes. can you help me?
10-02-2013 01:29 AM
Hey! Welcome to the community :)
I would suggest you have a read at all the fixes and work arounds for Windows 8 in this topic.
Mainly, do you have Internet Connection Sharing enabled, if so it seems to cause issues with Spotify.
20-02-2013 09:23 AM
got the exact same problem and tried the stuff in the w8 topic, with no success
(copy from other win 8 topic)
if idownload spotify and reinstall it, so that it isnt updated it can run, but only till i press update or close it, at which point i can't start it again.
if i check task manager, it shows that spotify is running as a background process, that is taking 25% of my cpu
22-02-2013 11:02 AM
I'm having the same problem. With windows 8 64 Bit and a triple screen setup (Eyefinity on and off). I suspect it starts properly, but the window goes to coordinates that aren't visible. I tried moving it using ALT-SPACE-V but no luck because its not a normal window.
This started only 3 weeks or so ago. I had it running fine on Windows 8 before.
I do not use ICS.
22-02-2013 02:32 PM
I had the same problem on Windows 7 x64 - Spotify would close as soon as I started it without showing any UI. Each time, the Windows Event Log contained an entry like this:
Faulting application name: spotify.exe, version: 0.8.8.347, time stamp: 0x511c5a9e
Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc000001d
Fault offset: 0x00010011
Faulting process id: 0xee0c
Faulting application start time: 0x01ce11057d7d70c0
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Spotify\spotify.exe
Faulting module path: unknown
Report Id: bbef32ec-7cf8-11e2-8664-005056c00008
I found that uninstalling and reinstalling got me past the problem.
22-02-2013 02:46 PM - edited 23-02-2013 01:07 PM
Are you uninstalling from the "Add/Remove Programs" window? It was Windows Installer that appeared when I did it. You're right. I had an old version installed (0.5.x) and it seemed to remove the newer (0.8.8) version along with it. On another machine that only had the latest version installed, I wasn't able to uninstall at all. Instead, I found that just getting the latest SpotifySetup.exe and reinstalling it fixed things.
03-04-2015 02:22 PM
I still have the exact same problem on Windows 7. Sometimes Spotify won't open but appears in the process manager, sometimes it opens correctly.
I have to reboot the computer when it does this bug. I don't know what to do because the web player is also very buggy.
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