Android Question While Updating SDK Manager to API 28 I Get an Ominous Windows 10 Blue Screen Crash

Mahares

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  1. I upgraded B4A on a laptop to version 8.50 from 8.30. No problems.
  2. I Clicked in the IDE: ‘Tools’, then ‘SDK Manager’. The update starts automatically showing: ‘Downloading: http://google.com/dl/Android/maven2/master_index.xml’. And the bottom right I see the word version 3.29 and the 3 red dots bounce around.
  3. After a couple of minutes while the 3 red dots are bouncing around, the laptop screen displays a blue screen similar to the image, but the last line shows: BAD_POOL_CALLER one time and SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE the next time it crashes. Then, the laptop reboots. I tried a few times the same procedure. But no success.
I do not have any problems updating other programs. This is the first time I see it. I did a C drive check for error test, no errors. Has anyone seen this scary blue crash screen when updating SDK manager recently.

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Mahares

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Try to update your installed Java (JDK) and make sure to configure the B4A IDE to use it
I updated from jdk 1.80_151 to jdk 1.80_181 and configured the path accordingly, but got a blue crash screen again. This time, the last line says: BAD_POOL_HEADER
edit: i tried to do a full SDK installation onto a new folder, but in the middle of the installation, the screen goes blue again. No luck either way.
 
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Mahares

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Try Java 9 or Java 10.
Even after installing and using Java 10 the infamous blue screen appeared, even after several more SDK upgrading to API 28 attempts:
WORKAROUND: I copied the entire Android installation folder from a properly running PC to this problematic laptop and circumvented the problem. Although this has solved the problem for me on the laptop, there should be a more systematic way.
 
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Although this has solved the problem for me on the laptop, there should be a more systematic way.

I never had any issues except that ones caused by myself. I always upgrade B4a directly. I find the installation update process very simple. Maybe you've corrupted the SDK folder by accident.
 
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Mahares

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Maybe you've corrupted the SDK folder by accident.
After the upgrade caused the crash, I completely downloaded the SDK into a new folder and tried it that way. The process starts and then minutes into it I get the blue screen. I actually spent a good part of two complete days messing around with this. I never had trouble updating other software like Java, Filezilla, and others. It could be something with the laptop, but never saw the blue screen before I upgraded to SDK 28. It did not happen when I upgraded a few month ago. As for upgrading the B4A IDE to 8.50, I never had trouble with that. That went smoothly.
 
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Mahares

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You may want to check more closely your dump file from bluescreen. It tells you what went wrong.
There is no dump file that I can find. Please note that the blue screen looks exactly like the image I posted in post #1 with a QRCode on the left. The message is always the same except the last capitalized line sentence. Since I tried a few times, every time that last sentence changes. The last line of the image is not one of the real messages I got. Here are some real messages that showed up after some of the crashes:
KERNEL SECURITY CHECK FAILURE
SECURITY CHECK FAILURE
BAD POOL HEADER
 
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