Have never gotten BT to start for me in Vista (32-bit Home Prem). Tried several versions over the last 6mo., only get the "Bracket Trader has stopped working" message. Most recently installed from 070130a80_962.exe, disabled DEP, removed updates KB969947 & KB973565 (per Larry www.bracket-trader.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2477), tried XP & Win2K compatibility modes. Using TWS 901.3 & API 9.62. Please advise.
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: BracketTrader.exe
Application Version: 6.912.0.524
Application Timestamp: 4b5de429
Fault Module Name: StackHash_3e9a
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000096
Exception Offset: 00377fb4
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 3e9a
Additional Information 2: 7a15ef22e0a544daea58885d677f0aa8
Additional Information 3: 211d
Additional Information 4: 9ce48d81633997b5cb0093a0b8d02484
I got it to work by turning off DEP for all "nonessential" Windows programs. Creating a DEP exception just for BT didn't work (and also didn't work for another legacy program I installed on Vista).
However, BT still works only if installed somewhere outside the Program Files directory (e.g., in the default C:\BracketTrader directory). Not a showstopper, obviously; no doubt a permissions configuration thing that I don't feel like running down right now. If installed in Program Files\..., I get "Run-time error '5'; Invalid procedure call or argument" on startup. Yes, I am running as admin.