I’ve only been using SGP for about 2 months (maybe 20 hours total imaging time). While I have had several successful imaging sessions start to finish, I have had four sessions that were interrupted by what I would assume to be a crash. In three of those cases, when I checked the computer, a blue screen was being displayed indicating that “Windows didn’t load correctly” with options to Restart or Repair. (I have provided a link to a photo I took of the screen as I was unable to capture a screen shot in the usual way: http://astrobytes.net/restart.jpg). On another occasion, SGP appeared to be completely locked up or frozen. I was unable to close the program by any normal means and could not close the program by ending the program in Task Manager. I finally ended up rebooting the computer to restore normal operation. I’ve attached the file logs from the sessions when I had problems and it seems that the problem is occurring when the auto focus routine is running although I can’t say for sure if that is always the case.
The PC running SGP is a new Dell laptop and I am running a QSI 8300, Lodestar guider, Meade Lx-200GPS mount (through ASCOM POTH), Robofocus, SkyAlert for weather control and SkyRoof for roof control. I’ve run MemTest and scandisk on the PC and it all comes back good. Because it is a new computer, I have installed all of the latest device drivers for the cameras, mount etc. and have the latest version of ASCOM installed. The PC is running Windows 10 Home and is up to date. FWIW, the last time the problem occurred, I switched back over to Maxim DL and finished the session with no issues so I don’t think it is a hardware issue. I am at a loss on what to do to correct the problem. I suppose I could try imaging without using the Autofocus feature but the problem is so random it might take a long time to confirm if that is the issue. I would appreciate any hints or suggestions on the matter.