I recently upgraded my HP Envy laptop (1 month old version) to Win8.1. Following that upgrade launching Wireshark would hang and not be able to close properly. A background file call dump was running and I actually had to reboot the system in order to close it.
It seems the winpcap was causing problems so I deinstalled it and then reinstalled Wireshark. After that it seems to operate fine.
Just wanted to let you know.
asked 29 Oct '13, 09:14
Which version of WinPcap are you folks running? If you're not running the latest version, currently 4.1.3, then you you might try upgrading to that version. If you are running the latest version, and if similar problems also occur when running WinDump, then it's very likely a WinPcap problem and not a Wireshark problem, per se, in which case the best bet would probably be to contact the WinPcap developers for support/advice.
answered 15 Nov '13, 12:06
I am also having the same problem (Hang!) on wireshark and also GNS3 cloud service! I found out that the problem is because WinPCap did not auto start after upgraded to Windows 8.1. It will work after reinstallation of winPCap. However, after restarting windows, it will not work again!
These are the steps that I have taken and it is working fine now!
and it works again and again even after restart windows 8.1.
answered 22 Nov '13, 07:26
Hi, I was googling around as I faced a similar problem while trying to capture traffic off a gns3 topology. Wireshard would simply crash with the "Dumpcap has stopped working" error. I am also using Windows 8
I made sure I am running both GNS3 and Wireshark as "administrator". Still the problem persisted.
What fixed this for me was setting the compatibility mode to Windows 7
Hope this helps someone having the same problem under Windows 8
answered 26 Nov '13, 05:57