Windows Enterprise Desktop:

Troubleshooting


November 8, 2019  5:52 PM

Debugging Win10 Explorer Crashes

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
explorer.exe error, File Explorer, Troubleshooting

Checked Reliability Monitor today, and was surprised to see Explorer.exe threw off 4 crashes in the last few days. Debugging Explorer crashes is an interesting exercise. All of these originate from BEX64, which points to another program hooked into File Explorer. You can learn a lot from reading...

October 28, 2019  1:12 PM

More Odd USB-C Symptoms

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Troubleshooting, usb storage device, USB-C

Call me hard-headed, or perhaps stupid and irresponsible. I've kept using a Sabrent NVMe enclosure with Samsung 970 EVO 1 TB SSD on my Lenovo X380 Yoga. This, despite an error message indicating that it draws more voltage from the USB-C port than the port can provide. (See my October 21 post


October 21, 2019  10:41 AM

Multiple ISO Mount Strategies Prove Helpful

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Troubleshooting, USB drive, USB-C, Windows 10

On Friday, MS went through the unusual step of releasing two versions of the lastest Fast Ring Insider Preview. At first, an initial version 19002.1 proved likely to cause restart issues. Later that day, MS issued 19002.1002 to correct same. Through sheer dint of struggle, I managed to get both of...


October 18, 2019  7:59 PM

Insider Preview 19002 Poses Peculiar Problems

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System Restarting Problem, Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

Man! I've had quite the afternoon today. Earlier, Microsoft dropped the latest Fast Ring build for 20H1. Numbered 19002.1, it's raising hackles among many of its recipients. In fact, for the first time in I can't remember when, the new build worked on neither of my two Fast Ring test machines. It...


October 4, 2019  11:50 AM

Mystery Error Code 0x80242016 Follows KB4524147

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Error codes, Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Update, Windows Update Management

Boy howdy! MS has been pushing updates at a furious rate lately. Just yesterday, KB4524147 bumped production-level 1903 to Build 18362.388. That install went swimmingly on 4 of 5 machines on which it was run. But machine #5 -- my production desktop, as fate would have it -- threw an interesting...


October 3, 2019  7:21 PM

RDP Plus Sandbox Sometimes Equals Screen Confusion

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Keyboard Shortcuts, RDP, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

I've been experimenting with the new Windows Sandbox (available in 1903 and higher-numbered Preview builds) lately. This morning, I found myself in a pickle. I was using RDP to access my Lenovo X220 Tablet, with the Sandbox window maximized therein. A key sequence restores the Sandbox from whole...


September 22, 2019  9:07 PM

Mystery Device Equals Moto Z Android Phone

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Device Manager, Troubleshooting

Poking around in Device Manager today, I noticed something I'd not seen before under the "Disk drives" heading. It showed up as Linux File-Stor USB Device (LFSUD). WTF? But of course, Google is always helpful when it comes to resolving mystery strings. A literal search on LFSUD turned up a post on...


September 20, 2019  5:26 PM

Two New Known Issues Already Resolved Sept 19

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Update, Windows Update Management

Seems like Microsoft updates its Known Issues list on Fridays, if the emerging pattern remains consistent. Today, two new known issues already resolved Sept 19 showed up. Both of these have garnered...


September 3, 2019  5:33 PM

1903 KB4512941 Garnering Numerous Issues

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Update Management, Windows Updates

On August 26, Microsoft rolled out KB4512941 to Insiders signed up for the Release Preview distribution. On August 30, that same Cumulative Update went live to 1903 users in...


August 26, 2019  12:04 PM

Lenovo X380 Ethernet Extension Follies

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Ethernet adapters, lenovo, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

Last week, I decided to order an Ethernet dongle for my 8th generation Lenovo laptops. Each of them -- the Thinkpad Yoga X380 and the X1Carbon Extreme -- includes a proprietary Ethernet interface. It connects to each of those computer's inbuilt Intel I219-LM GbE adapters. Ordering and obtaining the...


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