When adobe CS4 master collection is installed and you use Exact Audio Copy on windows 7 (or Vista), the application EAC can suddenly close via the standard open file dialog:

For some unknown reason EAC has started crashing in Vista x64 when opening any file via standard Windows open file dialog — the dialog opens, shows the folder tree panel and then… EAC is gone without a trace, no error messages, no processes left in device manager, nothing. This happens if you try to set default folder in Directories tab, split a wav file by cue, provide a path to external compressor in Compression options, etc.

I can confirm that Adobe Drive CS4 is the problem. I had the same problem you stated plus I am also using Vista Business 64-bit as well as Adobe Master Collection CS4.

2 solutions:
– Remove Adobo Drive CS4
Easier said than done. Adobe Drive CS4 x64 is installed as a dependency of Photoshop CS4 x64. It cannot be uninstalled without removing Photoshop; at least, not using the Adobe installer anyway.

Not to be deterred, I uninstalled Adobe Drive manually. First I unregistered the DLLs by running (as administrator)

regsvr32 /u “%CommonProgramFiles%\Adobe\Adobe Drive CS4\ADFSMenu.dll
regsvr32 /u “%CommonProgramFiles%\Adobe\Adobe Drive CS4\AdobeDriveCS4_NP.dll

Then I ripped all references to “Adobe Drive” out of the registry using regedit, and finally I deleted the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Drive CS4 folder.

And now EAC works again, and Photoshop seems to get by just fine without Adobe Drive!

– Change Compatibility setting
check “disable visual themes” under EAC, Properties, Compatibility tab

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