Last post Jun 04, 2010 02:46 PM by m_noreen
Jun 03, 2010 02:30 PM|m_noreen|LINK
For the last month or so, two of my developers have VS2008 crash when they first open up our solution for the day. You fire up Visual Studio, click on the solution and you get a "Visual Studio has stopped working" dialog. Sometimes after that it gives
you a close/debug option, sometimes Windows 7 just closes and restarts the app.
It's interesting that is happening on 2 of our systems. Both are running Windows 7 Professional (32 bit, not 64). On one, we uninstalled VS2008 (using the UninstallTool), then went through the arduous process of reinstalling VS and then SP1. But, we still
get the "Visual Studio has stopped working" message on first start up.
Needless to say, this getting quite annyoing. So, I'm hoping to find a link to a hotfix or something like that.
Thanks in advance.
Jun 03, 2010 03:02 PM|MetalAsp.Net|LINK
I had a solution that wouldn't open and would crash VS when I tried opening it. What I did was delete the .suo file and then opened the solution and it worked. That has happened on several occasions (for whatever reason) and every time I deleted the .suo
file it would open just fine.
Maybe this will work for you too...
Jun 04, 2010 02:46 PM|m_noreen|LINK
Thanks for the tip, but unfortunately, this has not solved our problem. I thought I'd give it a shot, but the problem still occurrs.
The thing is, VS doesn't always crash every time I open the solution... just on opening our solution the first time for the day. Once it crashes the first time, it won't doesn't do it for the rest of the day. I've rebooted many times and still it works. However,
the next day I come in, it crashes once again for the first time.
Also, I don't thin it's project or solution specific. I've tried opening one of many other solutions/projects for the first time of the day, it happens no matter which I pick.
So I'm definitely perplexed. If it works across reboots, but not when I leave "overnight" ... what would cause VS to get whacked? I always restart my computer when I leave work the night, so I'm not leaving anything running. And as I say, it's happened
on 2 developers machines, so I also don't think it's specific to something on my machine.
Something about VS and Windows 7 and some Windows update?