* COM exception error

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Re: COM exception error

Post by BillH » 01 Aug 2020 00:22

Mike,

As it turns out, I was wondering if it could be my connection somehow. I was connected to my router via an Ethernet cable. I disconnected this and then connected by WiFi instead. All errors while running the plugins went away. I have now been running all day on WiFi and have tried the plugins numerous times and have rebooted the PC 4 or 5 times and no errors. So I think the problem is somewhere in my Ethernet connection. Not sure why it effects the plugins but not streaming video and TV or surfing the web.

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Re: COM exception error

Post by tatewise » 01 Aug 2020 11:30

Bill, that is odd, as a cable connection should usually be more reliable and faster than WiFi.
Have you another cable you could try?
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Re: COM exception error

Post by BillH » 01 Aug 2020 19:36

Mike,

Yes it is very odd especially since it worked just fine for years and now I'm getting these errors in FH plugins and I am also having problem in Malwarebytes as well. All problems go away when I switch from Ethernet to WiFi.

I have tried two different cables and get the errors with both. I have tried 3 different drivers for my Ethernet, one of which has always worked, and I get the errors with all of them.

Looks like maybe the problem is in either the PC Ethernet adapter or in the Ethernet connections on my router. I've tried both Ethernet connections on my router and get the errors with both.

I haven't done any Windows updates in over a month and the problem just started in the last week or two.

Bill

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Re: COM exception error

Post by tatewise » 01 Aug 2020 20:21

I'm no expert, but it is pointing to an Ethernet adapter electronics problem.
The fault is almost permanent so get a local PC engineer to take a look.
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Re: COM exception error

Post by BillH » 01 Aug 2020 20:38

Mike,

Yes... once we get past this Covid situation, I'll probably take it to a shop. Luckily it seems to work fine on WiFi. Unfortunately the connection speed I get with WiFi is only about half of what I get with Ethernet, but still pretty fast.

Bill

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