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MSWB7.dll Causing Random Crashing of VS 2015

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  • The following app error occurs in both VS 2010 and VS 2015 on a Windows 10 machine.

    Faulting application name: devenv.exe, version: 14.0.25123.0, time stamp: 0x56f22f32
    Faulting module name: MSWB7.dll, version: 10.0.10586.0, time stamp: 0x5632d70d
    Exception code: 0xc0000005
    Fault offset: 0x0000ec2a
    Faulting process id: 0x2a38
    Faulting application start time: 0x01d1c0221ca20123
    Faulting application path: D:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe
    Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\MSWB7.dll
    Report Id: 33bfd75b-fe45-4d2b-a9fa-b30ce8279ed3
    Faulting package full name:
    Faulting package-relative application ID:

    Other debug code generated from a debugger:

    1. Unhandled exception at 0x440E1AA4 (MSWB7.dll) in devenv.exe: 0xC0000005: Access violation reading location 0x6B89A898.
    2. Unhandled exception at 0x501FC6D1 in devenv.exe: 0xC00001A5: An invalid exception handler routine has been detected (parameters: 0x00000003).
    3. Exception thrown at 0x440E1AA4 (MSWB7.dll) in devenv.exe: 0xC0000005: Access violation reading location 0x6B89A898.
    4. Unhandled exception at 0x7701FDAA (ntdll.dll) in devenv.exe: 0xC00001A5: An invalid exception handler routine has been detected (parameters: 0x00000002).
    5. Exception thrown at 0x440E1AA4 (MSWB7.dll) in devenv.exe: 0xC0000005: Access violation reading location 0x6B89A898.
    6. Unhandled exception at 0x7701FDAA (ntdll.dll) in devenv.exe: 0xC00001A5: An invalid exception handler routine has been detected (parameters: 0x00000002).

    I have performed memory test with MS Memory Test Tools which did not detect any problems. Any suggestion on how to fix this?

    RBO

    Monday, June 6, 2016 8:03 PM

Answers

  • Hi ROberholz,

    Glad to here that you have solved this problem and thanks for sharing your solution here.

    Besides, we have focus on this and will try to fix this.

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    • Marked as answer by ROberholz Friday, June 10, 2016 7:04 PM
    Friday, June 10, 2016 7:10 AM
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  • Hi RBO,

    Thank you for posting in MSDN forum.

    From the error you pasted: Exception code 0xc0000005 is an Access Violation.

    If the error message both occurs on VS 2013 and 2015, there is a clarification with you:

    Do you install "Spell Checker" extension on your machine?

    If you have installed it, please uninstall or disable the extension.

    I did a research and find that some community members who are encountering near identical error logs with this extension in VS 2010 and later.

    It appears this popular extension has become unstable in newer versions of Visual Studio, see Q&A section here:

    https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/7c8341f1-ebac-40c8-92c2-476db8d523ce/view/Reviews

    If it's not that extension try disabling other extensions as it appears this kind of crash is often indicative of an extension that becomes incompatible with the newer versions of the IDE.

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    Tuesday, June 7, 2016 9:14 AM
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  • I removed the 'Spell Checker' and that seemed to solve the problem.

    Please note. I use this same spell checker on VS 2010 running on both a Win 7 and a Win 8.1 machines and haven't experienced this problem. It was only when I used it on VS 2010 and 2015 installed on a Win 10 machine that I encountered the problem.

    Thursday, June 9, 2016 7:53 PM
  • Hi ROberholz,

    Glad to here that you have solved this problem and thanks for sharing your solution here.

    Besides, we have focus on this and will try to fix this.

    Best Regards,


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    • Marked as answer by ROberholz Friday, June 10, 2016 7:04 PM
    Friday, June 10, 2016 7:10 AM
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