Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Visual Studio VS 2010 Crashes

Visual Studio VS 2010  Crashes

I experienced The Visual Studio 2010 crashes often today. Everytime I open a project, it was crashing. Searched the net but none of the solution really worked. I could open the VS 2010 but whenever I open a project, it was crashing.

Here are some solutions that may help:

1. Start the VS 2010 in administrator mode. Some recent changes or download may require it to install or update something and that may cause it to crash.

2. Check this lengthy list of q&a on MSN site (if you dont want to, this blog post tries to give the list of actions you can take)

3. Install latest WPF Toolkit

4. Install SP1 or whichever SP is latest for 2010 when you read this

5. This helped me - try uninstalling each Extension. In my case there were some Telerik Extensions that were causing this. Go to Tools > Extension Manager > and then uninstall the extensions by selecting them. Some of them may require you to uninstall from Windows Control Panel > Programs and Feature

6. Go to Start > MS VS 2010 > VS tools > Command Prompt

Go to folder C:\Program Files\MS VS 10> or whichever is your folder.

run devenv.exe /Log C:\yourlogfilename.txt

After the crash open the log file and see if there is anything that makes sense.

Pretty much Step 5 should help from above.