I just reformatted my system and installed blender 2.71. Immediately after closing the user preferences menu, it just stops working (Blender.exe has stopped working, no other message).
I tried running blender in debug mode, and got this:
c:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender>blender -d
Switching to fully guarded memory allocator.
Blender 2.71 (sub 0)
Build: 2014-06-25 22:33:12 Windows:32bit Release
argv = blender
argv = -d
Version 267 sub 1 date 1970-01-01 00:00 hash
found bundled python: c:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.71\python
Version 262 sub 3 date 1970-01-01 00:00 hash
Version 268 sub 5 date 1970-01-01 00:00 hash
libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile
c:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender>
I have also tried versions 2.70a and 2.69, and the exact same thing happens.
2.71 worked fine before reformatting, I’m clueless as to why it’s doing this now.