Ok so this seems to be causing instability for me.
I am on Windows 10...so I am not sure if there is a WIN1O forum for this issue...
If I go into windows to upload files it can crash the application.
For example in chrome, navigating using windows explorer to upload a file to a website. It can crash chrome.
In camtasia: after importing one file and trying another file, it will crash the app.
those are just a few of the errors...
Glad I found the problem was DropBox. After initial searching I thought my video drivers were out of date...
I will move to amazon drive today and uninstall dropbox asap (even though I have paid for extra storage...it is WAY TOO ANNOYING)
BTW amazon drive is free right now for prime members...and it offers unlimited storage in my region (Canada) for about USD 45/year which is about half of what i paid DrobBox for 2TB..
Similar problem Windows 7. But it is continuous. i.e. Application Event log getting hit every second.
I noticed that under services there are two 'Drop box' services.
dbupdate and dbupdateem
dbupdate is set to Automatic and delayed start
dbupdateem is manual.
Both services won't stay started. i.e. They start then stop again.
Don't know if this is expected behaviour but I suspect not.
The application log is rendered pretty much useless by being flooded with these events. I hope a solution is found soon.
Kester's solution (previous page) worked for me:
"If you haven't already disabled DbxSvc, open the Windows Task Manager, open the Services tab, click the 'Services' button and then scroll down to 'DbxSvc' in the 'Services (Local) pane, right click 'DbxSvc', click 'Properties' and choose 'Disabled' in the 'Startup type' dropdown menu then click 'Apply'.
You should still be able to use Dropbox but the Event Viewer continuous logging of the driver problem should cease."
Just blundered onto a work around (hopefully)
After a normal system restart I was seeing two dropbox services in the service list, (Sorry didn't write the names down but they are in my reply post to Kester.)
Anyway went into task manager.
Stopped all dropbox.exe (3 of)
Started drop.exe from its folder in Prog Files x86/Dropbox/Client
I now have DbxSvc listed as a running service and the other two entries have disappeared.
The Application event log entries have stopped.
I haven't yet tried to restart my machine but I am betting the problem is still there.
Thanks for posting this Kester!
Unfortunately, it didnt work for me.
I plan to uninstall dropbox and move to amazon drive /google drive.
Alas, after restarting was unable to replicate the sequence of actions that led to DbxSvc running without filling the application log.
Have disabled DbxSvc andf put a Dropbox.exe short cut in StartUp Folder.
Assuming that DbxSvc didn't do anything more than DropBox.exe this will have to do.