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❗❗❗ Crashing Rainmeter - April 2022 Windows Update

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❗❗❗ Crashing Rainmeter - April 2022 Windows Update

Post by SilverAzide »

This is just a public service announcement that may be of interest, especially with the upcoming patch Tuesday (May 10 2022 and earlier).

Suddenly as of today, I've gotten a number of reports all at once regarding Rainmeter crashing for users of my Gadgets suite. Another user of an older version of Rainmeter posted a similar help question just now on the forums here.

The common thread among all the reporting is:
  1. recent Windows updates, and
  2. skins that use UsageMonitor and/or PerfMon plugins.
The apparent fix for the crashing issue is to rebuild your Performance Counters database. Instructions can be found here:

Fixing problems with UsageMonitor plugin, or here:
HOW TO: Fix your Performance Counters database.

Odd spike in performance counter corruption reports seems to have abated with the passing of Patch Tuesday.
Last edited by SilverAzide on May 13th, 2022, 11:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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