Thank you for reaching out. Did exactly as described, problem persists exactly the same.
See the videos I recorded:
1. After purge and fresh install, when launching fences 3 for the first time, it directly freezes on the wizard window to create a layout and never continues:
2. After waiting a while (did not record), I then try to launch an windows explorer which directly crashes (same as before purging) and never loads.
I have to remove fences 3 in order to be able to use explorer again.
I suspect something colliding on my system with fences 3 loading and need help analyzing this: where can I look for potential problems in loading fences? Windows error log? Is there some logging facility that I could use to analyze the load order of dlls and stuff for fences?
In Windows Application Log, I got many of these:
The program Fences.exe version 188.8.131.52 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Security and Maintenance control panel.
Process ID: 4f44
Start Time: 01d7e50bb530e4d8
Termination Time: 7
Application Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Fences\Fences.exe
Report Id: 265fe40f-a083-4389-a84e-8ddcd65d2a22
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
Hang type: Unknown