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Browser Chooser has encountered a problem and needs to close

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Installed on WinXP, configured IE8 and Chrome. Everytime I click a link (e.g. Outlook email) I get the below error.

Browser Chooser has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
 
Error Signature
EventType : clr20r3 P1 : browser chooser.exe P2 : 1.0.16.23847
P3 : 4f68f352 P4 : browser chooser P5 : 1.0.16.23847 P6 : 4f68f352
P7 : 64 P8 : 24 P9 : system.nullreferenceexception

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war59312 wrote Aug 14, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Version 1.0.9 works, but yeap 1.0.16 crashes:

Description:
Stopped working

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: browser chooser.exe
Problem Signature 02: 1.0.16.23847
Problem Signature 03: 4f68f352
Problem Signature 04: Browser Chooser
Problem Signature 05: 1.0.16.23847
Problem Signature 06: 4f68f352
Problem Signature 07: 64
Problem Signature 08: 34
Problem Signature 09: System.NullReferenceException
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

wrote Nov 30, 2012 at 8:32 AM

wrote Feb 21, 2013 at 10:50 PM

gmyx wrote Jul 19, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Hello all, I found the source of the error:;
In file BrowserList.vb, line 107 change:;
If Me.DefaultBrowser IsNot Nothing And DefaultBrowser.BrowserNumber <> 0 Then
to
If Me.DefaultBrowser IsNot Nothing And DefaultBrowser.BrowserNumber <> 0 Then
It seems in XP Me.DefaultBrowser is nothing but the AND operator of VB does not short circuit. Using AndAlso resolves that.