Serious problems with Fiddler

Fiddler is a very handy web developer tool written by Eric Lawrence (probably not the same Eric J Lawrence as the KCRW DJ). Fiddler is Live HTTP Headers on steroids, or Wireshark with lots of HTTP specific goodies, and it's a good reason to do web development on Windows.

However, it just doesn't want to start on my machine, and I don't know why. When I try to start it it just errors out with "Fiddler has encountered a problem and needs to close" followed by some Dr. Watson stuff.

The symptoms point to a corrupt .Net runtime, but reinstalling .Net that didn't seem to help.

Maybe if I was Mark Russinovich, the McGyver of Windows troubleshooting, I could figure it out. But I'm not.

1 comment:

Eric J. Lawrence said...

Yep, wasn't me.

Sincerely,
Eric J. Lawrence of KCRW