I have Windows 8 and the Arduino software crashes after the splash screen | MadMaker

I have Windows 8 and the Arduino software crashes after the splash screen

If you have Windows 8.1, sometimes the Arduino program will crash after the splash screen on non-administrator accounts.

This is a bug in Arduino 1.6.5.

Try downgrading to Arduino 1.6.4 which can be downloaded on the Arduino website.