This is a weird one & has taken me quite a while to get to a simple repro!
Steps to reproduce:
- Reboot PC and sign in (Windows 10)
Run apps such that your total memory usage exceeds 8GB. For me this is either Visual Studio, chrome, VSCode etc (with Docker and SQLServer running in the background), OR simply running "testlimit -d -c 4096" (using testlimit from sysinternals)
Try to install something from the Windows Store (e.g. Slack). I'm not sure whether the app needs to be a Desktop Bridge app or whether the problem exists for UWP apps too. It doesn't seem to matter whether the app comes directly from Windows Store or whether it's a sideloaded .appx
- Application launches and runs
- Application fails with the message: "The data area passed to a system call is too small".
My question is: can anyone suggest how I can troubleshoot that error to find the underlying cause? Also, can anyone else reproduce this same issue? I'm interested whether it's something specific to my PC or whether it's a problem with the Windows Store in general.