The stub received bad data.

Every day, with Windows 10, about 1/3 of the programs I try starting that I have shortcuts on my desktop give me an error:

The stub received bad data.

I know I am not the only one because I have seen others say the same thing like here: http://www.tenforums.com/general-discussion/12590-stub-received-bad-data-what.html

I can start the program every time on the second try, but this freaking popup and error is getting a bit annoying. What is the deal. I never had this issue on Windows 7. Is it something I can adjust to fix the issue or is it an issue with the OS?

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Have you tried multiple solutions that was posted here?

I would suggest you trying creating a new account to check. If that doesn't work, try to repair your Windows 10.

Here's how: https://neosmart.net/wiki/windows-10-repair-installation/

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Bart John Monaco

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I frequently get this "stub received bad data" error when I try to open Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Professional as an administrator from a pinned shortcut in my taskbar.  The shortcut property is set to "open as administrator".  Typically it occurs when I right-click the pinned shortcut to start a new instance of Visual Studio when I already have one or more projects opens.  The "stub received bad data" error is thrown.  I [OK] to close it.  Then try the shortcut again and it usually opens without issues.

Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1607 (OS Build 14393.0)

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This is not exclusively an Nvidia Issue.   I have ATI Radeon HD 4200 hardware and get the same stub errors.

Clicking the icon a second time launches the program.

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I have done a repair install.  No Help.  SFC says everything is OK.  Dism also says everything OK.

Still get the stub error.  ATI Radeon HD 4200 Hardware.

I would sure like a resolution.

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Harkanwar,

So, you believe this is a problem with the profile of the user account? 

I think this might be correct because I was not seeing this stub error after installing Windows 10. Then, one day my computer booted up and could not log into my profile, and created a temporary profile that had none of my icons on my desktop, etc. After a reboot, it returned to my original user profile were all my desktop icons returned. This indicates there was a problem with my user profile.  This is when the stub errors started.

The concern I have is that I don't use a local account. It is a domain account.  I wonder if I can just log in as a local admin, delete my domain account profile and recreate the domain account profile.

Thoughts?

David

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Harkanwar,

So, you believe this is a problem with the profile of the user account? 

I think this might be correct because I was not seeing this stub error after installing Windows 10. Then, one day my computer booted up and could not log into my profile, and created a temporary profile that had none of my icons on my desktop, etc. After a reboot, it returned to my original user profile were all my desktop icons returned. This indicates there was a problem with my user profile.  This is when the stub errors started.

The concern I have is that I don't use a local account. It is a domain account.  I wonder if I can just log in as a local admin, delete my domain account profile and recreate the domain account profile.

Thoughts?

David

Mine was a domain account as well.  Maybe we are on to something.

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Hello I do not have this problem But uninstall dropbox in win10 and that dbxsvc.exe is still running or came back after the update yesterday ( Tuesday, January 10, 2017: KB3213986 (compilation of OS 14393.693) The problem is that I had problems with dwm I stopped working only on the administrator account and probe everything and I fixed it with FixWin 10.0.1.0 for Windows 10 running repair tools from the application, (the same I ran from cmd and it did not work , And with the application if) now no longer throws an error, but the mouse is slowed down for a short time when it becomes inactive This new update of w10 was responsible for deleting FixWin 10.0.1.0 for Windows 10. My question is, do I have to delete dbxsvc.exe and the service ???? If Dropbox (installed by the windows itself) I uninstalled it.

hola yo no tengo este Problema Pero desinstale dropbox en win10 y ese dbxsvc.exe sigue en ejecución o volvio aparecer luego de la actualizacion de ayer ( 
Martes, 10 de enero de 2017: KB3213986 (compilación del SO 14393.693)
lo sierto es que tuve problemas con dwm dejo de funcionar solo en la cuenta de administrador y probe de todo y lo solucione con  FixWin 10.0.1.0 for Windows 10 ejecutando herramientas de reparacion desde la aplicacion, (las mismas ejecuté desde cmd y no me funcionó, y con la aplicacion si) ahora ya no tira error pero el punteo del mouse se pone lento por un corto lapso al quedar inactivo
Esta nueva actualizacion de w10 se encargó de borrar FixWin 10.0.1.0 for Windows 10.
Mi pregunta es, tengo que borrar dbxsvc.exe y el servicio ???? si Dropbox (instalado por el propio windows) lo desinstalé.

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This solution did not help me.

My problem: I was trying to create a custom directive in angularJS and I was facing "The stub received bad data" repeatedly.

The solution: I run Annu's methods to no avail. Actually the first method told me that there were no corruptions detected and the 2nd method completed successfully. No improvement though.

It turned out that I was not following the AngularJS ridiculous rule for naming the directive. You should use camel casing for the function definition and use the hyphenated version when you use it. Example: use myDirectiveExample for function definition and use my-directive-example for the html tags. 

Hope this helps someone.

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KB3193494

This fixed "The Stub Received bad Data" for me on both Windows 10 upgrades and Windows Server 2016 upgrades.  Been looking for the fix for some time.  Wish this would be the first answer to try - it works.

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KB3193494 worked for me also, but I needed to force the MSU to install, using this approach:  https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askcore/2011/02/15/how-to-use-dism-to-install-a-hotfix-from-within-windows/

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