Vault is getting locked after a while

edited August 2020 in Windows Beta


Even after a while, let's say one or two hours, 1Password for Windows is locking itself, even though I disabled it from settings and I am not getting a prompt for Windows Hello either.

1Password Version: 7.6.781
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: Windows 10
Sync Type: Not Provided


  • bundtkatebundtkate

    Team Member

    That likely points to a crash rather than autolock, @Naxterra. Crashes are treated like restarting the app (well, because they require you restart) so no Hello. Could you send us a diagnostics report via email so we can take a look? I'll skip the instructions cuz I know you know the drill. :wink:

    Also, next time you catch your app locked when it shouldn't be, take a peek at Event Viewer and see if anything 1Password or .NET-related is logged there. You may need to look back a fair bit depending on when you last opened 1Password prior as this sounds like it's a silent crash which means it might possibly have restarted a while back. Use your best judgment, though, on how far back to look. A guide to creating a crash report can be found here:

    If the timing works out, you can attach both to one email and send them together, but don't feel compelled to wait. The diagnostics may have caught that crash and we won't even need what's in Event Viewer. Just go ahead and save it when you're able, just in case. :+1:

  • I checked my event viewer and found out below.

    Faulting application name: 1Password.exe, version: 7.6.780.0, time stamp: 0x5f19c61d
    Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 10.0.19041.423, time stamp: 0x09cf3bbe
    Exception code: 0xe0434352
    Fault offset: 0x00129962
    Faulting process ID: 0x4aec
    Faulting application start time: 0x01d6791f63d3bef1
    Faulting application path: C:\Users\EU-DE-0001\AppData\Local\1Password\app\7\1Password.exe
    Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNELBASE.dll
    Report ID: c75d120f-4673-4e18-b585-b29b29561c1a
    Faulting package full name:
    Faulting package-relative application ID:

  • bundtkatebundtkate

    Team Member

    Did that come close to a .NET error as well, @Naxterra? Most (actually, all in my experience) KERNELBASE.dll crashes tend to be .NET errors that take 1Password down with it since we still rely on .NET for quite a bit. The .NET error is generally the useful one so if you can share that, that would be great.

  • Application: 1Password.exe
    Framework Version: v4.0.30319
    Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
    Exception Info: System.ApplicationException
    at System.Threading.TimerQueue.DeleteAppDomainTimer(IntPtr)
    at System.Threading.TimerQueue+AppDomainTimerSafeHandle.ReleaseHandle()
    at System.Runtime.InteropServices.SafeHandle.InternalFinalize()
    at System.Runtime.InteropServices.SafeHandle.Dispose(Boolean)
    at System.Runtime.InteropServices.SafeHandle.Finalize()

    I got this one in my Event Viewer for .NET Runtime

  • bundtkatebundtkate

    Team Member

    How old is that .NET event, @Naxterra? I noticed the original event you mentioned looks to have come from 7.6.780 and the .NET event referenced was a known issue in that version, but should be – at least partially – fixed in beta/781. In essence, I'm wondering if the timing of these events aligns with the recent instances of seeing locked 1Password with no Hello option. It seems some cases of that .NET issue are still cropping up so seeing it with 781 isn't totally unexpected, but I don't want to be spending time barking up the wrong tree if the time stamps in EV don't line up.

  • Here are my .NET versions

    ComputerName : localhost

    =4.x : 4.8 or later

    v4\Client : Installed
    v4\Full : Installed
    v3.5 : Installed
    v3.0 : Installed
    v2.0.50727 : Installed
    v1.1.4322 : Not installed (no key)
    Ping : True
    Error :

  • bundtkatebundtkate

    Team Member

    Sorry for the lack of clarity, @Naxterra, I was saying that the original event you posted looked to have come from an older version of 1Password. I see you mentioned having the latest beta installed now, so I just wanted to make sure:

    a) That is correct and you have 1Password 7.6.781 installed at present while observing this issue and
    b) The .NET event you shared happened recently, or at least during a time period where you would have been using this 1Password beta and seeing this issue.

  • For the last four days I didn't see any extra entries in my event viewer for 1P, weird. I will update again once I got new entries for 1Password and .NET in my event logs.

  • bundtkatebundtkate

    Team Member

    Not to worry, @Naxterra, take your time. If this is the same issue as you saw logged before, it's related to (as you might guess based on the error itself) timers. So the idea that certain timing and stars need to alight to trigger it wouldn't be out of the ordinary. If you're still seeing the unexpected locking, though, do send over that diagnostics report even if you don't see anything in EV. Sometimes, there are things that are caught in the logs that never make it to EV. This is the exception rather than the rule, but it totally does happen and we're happy to take a look. :+1:

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