On my old dev machine vb6 started crashing with window's 'Were sorry...'
message. This began about 6 months ago. Now this was a well used workhorse
machine that had plenty of junk installed and uninstalled over the years,
and occasionally I would get the BSOD when I would wake it in the morning.
So I figured time to upgrade.
Now I have a shinny, clean install with minimal junk, and to my surprise,
vb6 still crashes just like before,
This occurs after after about 30 to 45 minutes of opening a project. I
mainly work on 2 or 3 large projects, but I've had it crash on simple
little test projects consisting of a single form.
It does not seem to have a pattern, and I can go days without a crash, and
other times it will crash 4 or 5 times a day.
It's mostly an inconvenience, as I save almost after each line of code. I
have a nervous habit of "alt-f-s' when I'm thinking.
So here are the facts.
I have used the same machine for years and my coding habits and projects
have not changed. Then it started crashing in vb6.
I get a new clean build machine, same projects and coding habits, and I get
the same crash.
I do not have to compile or run the code, it has crashed while editing
code. As stated, it has crashed on very small simple projects also.
I do very normal, low risk stuff, no hooks or sub classing, no owner drawn
My OS is XP Pro (I opted out of '7' just so I would have no compatibility
Because the machine is totally different I'm excluding hardware issues.
That leaves...what? New machine, new main board, cpu, ram, device drivers.
I guess it could be some common software I've installed, or some common OS
component (IE8? :o). I'm at a loss.