Blender crashes upon launching the application in Windows 10, but not in Ubuntu Studio. It might have something to do with the graphics card, but AFAIK I've got the latest drivers. To note: Blender in Windows is installed via Steam.

Command prompt info:

  • Address : 0x0000000002153401
  • Module : atio6axx.dll
  • Thread : 00000428


  • ASUS X570 Gaming Plus Wifi
  • Ryzen 5 5600X
  • AMD FirePro W600
  • 16GB RAM

Any help is appreciated.

Edit: Blender also crashes when running from a downloaded .zip file.

  • $\begingroup$ "ACCESS_VIOLATION" sounds like a protected folder in one of the paths -- a read-on folder that needs to be writable. Does the problem persist if you start blender as an administrator? If that solves it (temporarily), then its a hunt for folders whose permission has to be changed, of this hopefully others will be more helpful. $\endgroup$
    – james_t
    Feb 16, 2021 at 15:46
  • $\begingroup$ google search for "atio6axx.dll crash" gives some suggestions like in community.amd.com/t5/graphics/… $\endgroup$
    – james_t
    Feb 16, 2021 at 15:48

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Nothing helped but deleting C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.93\config


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