Bug 27380 - [XAP] Update Available causes blue screen
Summary: [XAP] Update Available causes blue screen
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Android Player
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Player ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-02-24 17:29 UTC by Jon Douglas [MSFT]
Modified: 2015-04-27 07:39 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Logs (14.06 KB, application/zip)
2015-02-24 17:29 UTC, Jon Douglas [MSFT]

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Description Jon Douglas [MSFT] 2015-02-24 17:29:47 UTC
Created attachment 10015 [details]

*Customer Description
Upon starting Xamarin Android Player, it informs me that “Update available”. Unfortunately every time I am trying to install the update it crashes my system with a blue screen.

*Additional Information
I am running Windows 8.1 Pro

My machine is not part of any company-managed domain.
Comment 1 Will Schaller 2015-02-26 09:57:59 UTC
Hi, am I right to think the crash is happening during the installation process? If so, the installation involves two parts, is it during the installation of VirtualBox or Xamarin Android Player?

This is most likely an issue with VirtualBox installation, which has been known to cause BSODs (https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=virtualbox+installation+blue+screen+site:forums.virtualbox.org&start=0)

Could the customer try installing the latest VirtualBox from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads separately and see if that still causes a BSOD?