Bug #70179 Workbench 6.0 CE keeps crashing upon opening
Submitted: 29 Aug 2013 4:12 Modified: 29 Aug 2013 14:44
Reporter: Bhargava Kondaveeti Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Workbench Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:6.0 OS:Windows
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[29 Aug 2013 4:12] Bhargava Kondaveeti
Description:
Upon opening, I'm getting a MySQL Workbench has encountered a problem and it crashes. It gives me the following stack trace:

Exception = System.Runtime.InteropServices.SEHException
Message = External component has thrown an exception.
FullText = System.Runtime.InteropServices.SEHException (0x80004005): External component has thrown an exception.
   at wb.WBContextUI.init_finish(WBContextUI* , WBOptions* )
   at MySQL.Workbench.WbContext.finished_loading(WbOptions options)
   at MySQL.GUI.Workbench.Program.Main(String[] Args)

How to repeat:
Open Workbench
[29 Aug 2013 4:18] Bhargava Kondaveeti
Fixed it by deleting the Workbench folder in the Roaming folder
[29 Aug 2013 12:04] Alfredo Kojima
Would you still have the contents of the original WB folder? If so, could you review it for anything private and attach a zip here?
[29 Aug 2013 14:44] Bhargava Kondaveeti
Sorry, found that I emptied my recycling bin already.
[14 Nov 2013 23:31] Cool Aaron
I had this problem as well.  I'd open Workbench and immediately get a crash as well.  Noticing this comment, I tried deleting the Workbench folder from Roaming.  Solved the problem.

To try to help determine what's causing the crash, I've saved a .zip file of my error-causing Workbench folder.  Unfortunately, I don't think it will be very helpful, because after opening Workbench again with a cleared Roaming folder, I restored the folder to its original state using the .zip archive.  Now Workbench will load even with the old files back in place. Very odd.
[20 Nov 2013 10:16] Chris Garbe
I had the same problem on windows 7 64bit,
I found that just deleting the wb_options.xml file cleared the problem for me without losing saved connections.