Atom crashes when started


I’ve been using Atom for some time now and enjoying using it. However the program has started crashing lately on startup. Any idea how to solve this?


Atom crashing at startup

cc: @maxbrunsfeld

Please could you be specific on which version of Atom and on which version of Windows.
It would be most helpful for analysis if the β€œProgram” and β€œFile” text were known.
Which program language were you coding in last?

Did you try to run Atom in safe mode yet?

If you cannot wait for an informed response, please consider installing another Atom version. The user installed packages should be unaffected.

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Im using the latest version:

Atom : 1.32.2
Electron: 2.0.9
Chrome : 61.0.3163.100
Node : 8.9.3
Win 10, 64 bit, Intel proc.

–clear-window-state starts the program but starting without it results to a crash.

Edit: Closing all the tabs in safe mode and then restarting normally fixed the issue.

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That is a very good fault-finding indicator - thanks for the feedback.
Please: Do you know which grammar (language) was being used in those tabs?

I assume you have this option active?


Yes I have that option checked on.

Im editing Node.js and EJS in my files. Im using prettier plugin as well.


Thank you for the reply.
There is a chance that the default selection of Tree Sitter Parser is directly or indirectly contributing to the problems you are having.

Are you using community provided language plugins or the standard ones provided with Atom?

What do you see if you run from the command line (cmd) the instruction apm list?


I have installed plugins through Atoms install -menu.

apm list:

e[36mBuilt-in Atom Packagese[39m (92)
β”œβ”€β”€ atom-dark-syntax@0.29.1
β”œβ”€β”€ atom-dark-ui@0.53.3
β”œβ”€β”€ atom-light-syntax@0.29.1
β”œβ”€β”€ atom-light-ui@0.46.3
β”œβ”€β”€ base16-tomorrow-dark-theme@1.6.0
β”œβ”€β”€ base16-tomorrow-light-theme@1.6.0
β”œβ”€β”€ one-dark-ui@1.12.5
β”œβ”€β”€ one-light-ui@1.12.5
β”œβ”€β”€ one-dark-syntax@1.8.4
β”œβ”€β”€ one-light-syntax@1.8.4
β”œβ”€β”€ solarized-dark-syntax@1.2.0
β”œβ”€β”€ solarized-light-syntax@1.2.0
β”œβ”€β”€ about@1.9.1
β”œβ”€β”€ archive-view@0.65.1
β”œβ”€β”€ autocomplete-atom-api@0.10.7
β”œβ”€β”€ autocomplete-css@0.17.5
β”œβ”€β”€ autocomplete-html@0.8.7
β”œβ”€β”€ autocomplete-plus@2.41.0
β”œβ”€β”€ autocomplete-snippets@1.12.0
β”œβ”€β”€ autoflow@0.29.4
β”œβ”€β”€ autosave@0.24.6
β”œβ”€β”€ background-tips@0.28.0
β”œβ”€β”€ bookmarks@0.45.1
β”œβ”€β”€ bracket-matcher@0.89.4
β”œβ”€β”€ command-palette@0.43.5
β”œβ”€β”€ dalek@0.2.2
β”œβ”€β”€ deprecation-cop@0.56.9
β”œβ”€β”€ dev-live-reload@0.48.1
β”œβ”€β”€ encoding-selector@0.23.9
β”œβ”€β”€ exception-reporting@0.43.1
β”œβ”€β”€ find-and-replace@0.215.14
β”œβ”€β”€ fuzzy-finder@1.8.2
β”œβ”€β”€ github@0.20.2
β”œβ”€β”€ git-diff@1.3.9
β”œβ”€β”€ go-to-line@0.33.0
β”œβ”€β”€ grammar-selector@0.50.1
β”œβ”€β”€ image-view@0.63.1
β”œβ”€β”€ incompatible-packages@0.27.3
β”œβ”€β”€ keybinding-resolver@0.38.4
β”œβ”€β”€ line-ending-selector@0.7.7
β”œβ”€β”€ link@0.31.6
β”œβ”€β”€ markdown-preview@0.159.25
β”œβ”€β”€ metrics@1.6.2
β”œβ”€β”€ notifications@0.70.5
β”œβ”€β”€ open-on-github@1.3.1
β”œβ”€β”€ package-generator@1.3.0
β”œβ”€β”€ settings-view@0.256.1
β”œβ”€β”€ snippets@1.3.5
β”œβ”€β”€ spell-check@0.74.1
β”œβ”€β”€ status-bar@1.8.15
β”œβ”€β”€ styleguide@0.49.12
β”œβ”€β”€ symbols-view@0.118.2
β”œβ”€β”€ tabs@0.109.2
β”œβ”€β”€ timecop@0.36.2
β”œβ”€β”€ tree-view@0.224.2
β”œβ”€β”€ update-package-dependencies@0.13.1
β”œβ”€β”€ welcome@0.36.7
β”œβ”€β”€ whitespace@0.37.7
β”œβ”€β”€ wrap-guide@0.40.3
β”œβ”€β”€ language-c@0.60.13
β”œβ”€β”€ language-clojure@0.22.7
β”œβ”€β”€ language-coffee-script@0.49.3
β”œβ”€β”€ language-csharp@1.1.0
β”œβ”€β”€ language-css@0.43.0
β”œβ”€β”€ language-gfm@0.90.5
β”œβ”€β”€ language-git@0.19.1
β”œβ”€β”€ language-go@0.46.6
β”œβ”€β”€ language-html@0.51.5
β”œβ”€β”€ language-hyperlink@0.16.3
β”œβ”€β”€ language-java@0.30.0
β”œβ”€β”€ language-javascript@0.129.17
β”œβ”€β”€ language-json@0.19.2
β”œβ”€β”€ language-less@0.34.2
β”œβ”€β”€ language-make@0.22.3
β”œβ”€β”€ language-mustache@0.14.5
β”œβ”€β”€ language-objective-c@0.15.1
β”œβ”€β”€ language-perl@0.38.1
β”œβ”€β”€ language-php@0.44.0
β”œβ”€β”€ language-property-list@0.9.1
β”œβ”€β”€ language-python@0.51.8
β”œβ”€β”€ language-ruby@0.72.14
β”œβ”€β”€ language-ruby-on-rails@0.25.3
β”œβ”€β”€ language-sass@0.62.0
β”œβ”€β”€ language-shellscript@0.27.9
β”œβ”€β”€ language-source@0.9.0
β”œβ”€β”€ language-sql@0.25.10
β”œβ”€β”€ language-text@0.7.4
β”œβ”€β”€ language-todo@0.29.4
β”œβ”€β”€ language-toml@0.18.2
β”œβ”€β”€ language-typescript@0.4.11
β”œβ”€β”€ language-xml@0.35.2
└── language-yaml@0.32.0

e[36mCommunity Packages (14)e[39m C:\Users\miksten.atom\packages
β”œβ”€β”€ atom-beautify@0.33.4 (disabled)
β”œβ”€β”€ atom-formatter-jsbeautify@1.1.2 (disabled)
β”œβ”€β”€ atom-runner@2.7.1
β”œβ”€β”€ browser-plus@0.0.98
β”œβ”€β”€ busy-signal@1.4.3
β”œβ”€β”€ emmet@2.4.3
β”œβ”€β”€ intentions@1.1.5
β”œβ”€β”€ language-ini@1.20.0
β”œβ”€β”€ linter@2.2.0
β”œβ”€β”€ linter-php@1.5.1
β”œβ”€β”€ linter-ui-default@1.7.1
β”œβ”€β”€ php-server@0.8.0
β”œβ”€β”€ prettier-atom@0.56.0
└── react@0.18.0


@mjstenbe are you able to share the specific file that causes the crash?