ETA: The following fixed my issue.
VA settings, Audio page, changed Audio Output from Windows "Media Components" to "Integrated Components".
Windows 10 Home 1708, build 16299.431.
VA Version: 1.7
I'm using VA with Elite Dangerous (though I'm not sure it matters what I use it with). I start it up and it works for a bit, then it just crashes (I get a windows notice that VA has stopped working). This happens every time I try to use VA - it never lasts more than 10 or 15 minutes, and usually much less.
I don't have to be issuing a voice command at the time - I've seen it crash multiple times when I'm not giving it a command, and when there is nothing that the microphone would be picking up beyond low-level, non-speech-like background noise.
This happens both with plug-ins disabled and enabled. I had an older VA version until today (don't remember which) that the problem was happening with, so I updated to the latest in the hopes that it would help.
The prior VA version I had was running fine until recently. I know I had a Windows update not too long ago, as well as a software and firmware update for the headset I'm using when using VA. I unfortunately can't say for sure if VA's crashing started immediately after one of those updates, but it's definitely possible that it's related to one of them.
Anything else I can try? Does VA have a log? I do have VA set up to issue joystick commands.