Excel crashing due to igc32.dll

One of our users recently reported that Excel was consistently not starting up, a quick repair and a full repair did not solve the issue.

Digging into the event viewer provided the following error:

Faulting application name: EXCEL.EXE, version: 16.0.13127.20296, time stamp: 0x5f47452f
Faulting module name: igc32.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x5eb1b776
Exception code: 0xc0000409
Fault offset: 0x009374b6
Faulting process ID: 0x27d0
Faulting application start time: 0x01d681b4baefa07b
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Root\Office16\EXCEL.EXE
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\igdlh64.inf_amd64_968d2e53c8174e28\igc32.dll
Report ID: d0e8befa-809f-4691-a6ac-e995a0365b18
Faulting package full name: 
Faulting package-relative application ID: 

Pasting the error message in Google did not yield any usable results, hence this post 🙂

Googling on the purpose of IGC32.dll showed that it is part of the Intel Video drivers.

A short term workaround for this error is going to Device Manager -> Display Adapters and uninstalling the current device driver (do not reboot afterwards).

I’ll be testing if reinstalling the same driver version will cause the issue to re-occur, or if the dll was simply corrupted, but the user obviously has work to do first 😛