Monday, August 7, 2017

Windows 10 Explorer Shell Crash

I had some issues after installing Windows Updates in 1607 for June 2017.  My Explorer shell crashed constantly, and I had to go into Task Manager and restart it 3-4 times per day.

After using Process Monitor and looking at the event log, I was able to narrow it down to Microsoft Office.  I had Office 2016 installed, but also Visio 2013.  I uninstalled Visio 2013, ran a repair install of Office, and upgraded to Visio 2016.  I haven't had a problem with it since.

It looks like Windows Update was trying to upgrade Visio 2013, but the install was either corrupted or conflicting with my Office 2016 install.

Crackling sound in Virtualbox

I had a problem with crackling sound after upgrading Virtualbox to v5.2, similar to the bug report filed here .  I found a forum post where ...