Everything was working mostly well until recently. I wanted to be able to use Merge Plugins, so I had to install a "portable" version of MO2 in order to be able to use it. Everything seemed to be fine, but then seemingly out of nowhere every time I would launch MO2 and use an app like LOOT, the tiny lockout window would stay up after closing LOOT saying that the mergeplugins.exe was still running (even if I hadn't used it since launching MO2).
Now I can't even launch LOOT. It's saying "failed to spawn Loot.exe...parameter is incorrect". Not sure if this is related to the issue with Merge Plugins, but whatever the cause I can no longer use LOOT from within MO2. Any thoughts?