Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by oncelan | Discussion: ObjectDock
My ObjectDock keeps crashing.
This all started on Friday when I restarted my PC. It just kept crashing afterwards. Unfortunately previous System Restores didn't work, so I didn't have a previous restore point to go back to.
I successfully got it working again after doing Windows Updates, and doing a full uninstall & reinstall.
But my PC was intermittently experiencing lag spikes. I thought that was due to this update:
2019-05 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4499178)
So I removed it. Doing so also broke ObjectDock again, and I was back to the crashing. So I did believe the KB4499178 update had fixed it.
After continuing to use it for a day (without ObjectDock), the lag spikes returned. I found the Windows Anti-Malware was spiking up in CPU usage, and read this could be due to bad definitions, which was part of the Windows update.
So I completely reinstalled Microsoft Security Essentials, and the lag spikes went away. I thought I could re-install the update, KB4499178, and proceed with reinstalling ObjectDock to fix it again.
I'm fully updated again, but it still doesn't work.
I had a glimmer of hope when I manually searched REGEDIT for "Stardock", and deleted the entries manually, backed up the data in: AppData\Local\Stardock\ObjectDockPlus\
Wiped it, and deleted the entire folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\ObjectDock
After a clean reinstall, it reloaded a default ObjectDock, but the crash error message appeared right after. Every attempt to load it afterwards, doesn't even load the bar, just the crash message.
From the Event Log:
Faulting application name: ObjectDock.exe, version: 18.104.22.1682, time stamp: 0x542c5a27
Faulting module name: ObjectDock.exe, version: 22.214.171.1242, time stamp: 0x542c5a27
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000cc2ab
Faulting process id: 0x1e48
Faulting application start time: 0x01d520bf454834a3
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe
Report Id: 999a3bc3-8cb2-11e9-8fec-005056c00008
There's also a strange issue, after ObjectDock crashes, I'm unable to navigate within Event Log. Everything within it is entirely frozen. That's fixed after a restart.
Operating system is Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.
Please provide any insight to resolving this. I've become accustomed to using ObjectDock, and would love this function back.
I also tested RocketDock, just to see if it would crash as well. It was working. But of course ObjectDock's superior with the tabs.
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