MCEBuddy GUI locks up - Service Not Connected

Request Type:
BUG

MCEBuddy Version and Type (32bit or 64bit):
MCEBuddy 2.5.5 x64

Operating System and Type (32bit or 64bit):
Win10x64 20H2 and using HW encoding with an RTX2060.

Summary of the problem or suggestion:
MCEBuddy GUI locks up with the window title of “Service Not Connected” and all elements in the window greyed out. Only option is to close/exit the program and wait for the Windows “not responding” dialog to pop up and force ending the program. It says it sends diagnostic data to Microsoft, but I have no idea if you can engage Microsoft for any details.

I am running an instance of WSL Ubuntu or an occasional VirtualBox instance. I don’t know if that has any affect on MCEBuddy. Contention for CPU cores? e.g. on startup, MCEBuddy would see all cores (4), and perhaps VBox or WSL reserves cores exclusively for itself and MCEBuddy doesn’t know that changed?

Steps to replicate the bug:
Launch MCEBuddy GUI.

That’s Windows saying your CPU is out of resources and it breaks the connection between the GUI and the engine. Reduce the work load or increase the RAM/disk speed