CK will not start up
Skyrim Creation Kit is not loading. The CK window and banner come up then a Windows error box comes up with "Creation Kit Has Stopped Working"
I have a pretty straightforward install. Both Skyrim and CK report a version # 188.8.131.52. It is a fresh build as I recently returned to the game. I have all three DLCs. The game runs well on my Windows 7 machine. NMM is installed, and because of the crash at startup I used it to remove all of my mods. (I didn't have many, and they were standard stuff like CBBE, RLO, a couple model mods, etc.)
I have reinstalled CK three times, I have attempted to start it through Steam window, desktop shortcut, and from the executable in the Skyrim directory. I have tried running as administrator, in compatibility mode (xp2, xp3, vista). I have verified the files through the properties window on one of my install attempts. I have added the DLC bsa's to some line in the editorprefs ini as was suggested in a forum somewhere.
I hope I have covered all the obvious answers, maybe there is one I missed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.