Cory Posted December 3, 2010 Report Share Posted December 3, 2010 As I have described before I have been living with the F9 bug now for some time and in the last couple of days I have been under deadline and bitten by it several times which has been a huge annoyance. The bug was reported long ago but never fixed and I assumed that it was because I was the only one with the problem and it might be due to some conflict with another application or configuration in my system. Also I had several versions of MEP installed including some test builds so I thought it likely related to them. But a couple weeks ago I had a controller driver BSOD and ended up doing a slick install of W7-64 and an new install of MEP 4.2. I have not had time to install many of my utilities like Snag-it, Clipmate, and others. IE it's pretty much a vanilla install of W7, Office, and MEP. But that begs the question how come no one else seems to have this problem. Yesterday it happened to me 4 times. So I was wondering how many of you experience this and what your setup is. Maybe I can find something common between those who are experiencing it. Here's a description of the failure. You only need read this if you are unfamiliar. I'm editing a simple test macro with a couple of commands to test some logic or whatever. IE noting interacting with the UI or anything exotic. Just ‘internal’ commands manipulating variables and or logic. I’ve had it happen before with only two commands. I hit F9 and nothing seems to happen. A second later I get an hour glass when hovering the scripting editor. Then the title bar changes to include “Not Responding”. At this point none of the Windows components or Windows Explorer windows will function. This included the taskbar. They are simply dead. Interestingly all the rest of the applications, assuming one can reach them, continue to function normally. Do a CTRL+ALT+DEL to get the security menu and launch the task manager. TM loads but the middle portion is solid white and unresponsive. CTRL+ALT+DEL again but this time switch user to another Windows user profile. In this profile all is working including MEP. Using the task manager in here show processes from all users. Note that the MEP processes are zero CPU and that overall CPU use is low. Kill all MEP processes in the original user session. Log out and back into the original profile everything, except MEP of course, is operating normally. Launch MEP, open the same macro in the scripting editor and try F9 again. Note that although the macro and the Windows session is identical the macro now runs normally. I continue on my way editing macros. Also the frequency seems pretty regular as well. I try to avoid F9 now when I can. IE I save and run from explorer and use temporary dialog boxes instead of the F5 window. But even at that it happened 4 times to me yesterday. Oh, also of note it crashes before executing the first command. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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