This is quite good for users but not for automating jobs on machines.
I was setting up a Windows 64-bit machine to run our Firefox builds and I noticed that every time we reached the "make -k check" step the job would hang until it timed out.
I decided to run the step manually and discovered that we would get a prompt for the user to intervene.
|jsapi-tests.exe crashed when running "make -k check" and Windows notifies the user|
At first ted let me know that it might be related to disabling the JIT debugger (Visual Studio allows you to attach a debugger on programs outside of itself just-in-time!) but I figured out that it was disabled and this was the "post attaching the debugger" message.
I filed a bug to disable the jsapi-tests.exe crash until it gets fixed but soon after I found a post that gave me an idea.
I searched for "prevent stopped working" and I noticed this low-rated comment on stackoverflow that mentions how to disable the "Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program".
This was not what I wanted but it inspired me to look for something that would stop Windows from notifying the users of an error.
I filtered for the word "Error" (because that is what you do on Administrative tools on Windows instead of searching). After looking for a while I found "Prevent display of the user interface for critical errors" and voila! It did the trick.
Here are the steps I followed which I documented on the Win64 reference platform documentation:
- Run "gpedit.msc"
- Computer configuration -> Administrative Templates
- Windows Components -> Windows Error Reporting
- Set "Prevent display of the user interface for critical errors" to Enabled
Happy Windows automation!
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