Last post Feb 18, 2008 03:32 PM by hongping
Feb 18, 2008 12:06 PM|rheckart|LINK
Okay.. I wanna try out the new stuff really bad but this is fighting me big time. I went to install the 3.5 extensions and it took a while for it to finish. When I went to start VS2008, it hangs just before displaying the Start Page. I have to force a close
to get it to close. VS was working fine until I installed this.
The uninstall doesn't work right either.. it keeps hanging too! Is anyone else having this problem? It's bad enough that I have to repair VS2008 to get it to work!
ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions
Feb 18, 2008 03:32 PM|hongping|LINK
The installer might appear to hang, as it could be actually registering various things with Visual Studio such as project templates and toolbox controls. The problem might be that it just takes a while to complete.
To verify if it is really "hanging", you could use Process Explorer or Process Monitor to see if there are processes involving devenv.exe such as "devenv.exe /installvstemplates". These operations might take a while to complete, so it could be helpful to
verify that these processes are still running before trying to kill the install/uninstall forcefully.