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Visual Studio 2015 Professional Not Responding for minutes

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  • For a few weeks/months now, I am experiencing very frequent 'Visual Studio Not Responding' problems.  My Visual Studio 2015 Professional (Version 14.0.2543.01 Update 3) frequently hangs for about 7 to 10 minutes, which is quite annoying and reduces my productivity.  This typically happens a few seconds or minutes after startup and loading of the solution file.  After it happened, I can continue using it without any new hangs, until I close it and start it again.  It also happens with very simpel solution files.

    I tried solving the problem by uninstalling and reinstalling VS2015, but that didn't help (although I didn't completely remove the C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0 folder after I uninstalled).

    I've used PerfView to create a PerfViewData.etl.zip file as follows:

    PerfView.exe collect /zip:true /nogui /threadtime:true /AcceptEULA

    The result can be downloaded from here:

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EPmCYpu0bNzrrBRn3N4XQlpCsaHyQOtn

    I have no clue where to start looking in order to solve this problem.  Can anyone help me out here?

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 8:51 AM

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  • I'm using community 2017 and I didn't encounter this problem. Maybe try the most basic way - restarting your computer? (I have no clue what's happening too)
    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 9:54 AM
  • Hi Bart Vandewoestyne,

    Thank you for posting in MSDN forum!

    Does this issue happened for loading the specific project type or any project types?

    According your description, please check the following steps to troubleshoot your issue:

    1. Delete Solution user Option file ( .suo file ) in .vs folder, the .vs folder is a hidden folder at the *.sln folder level.
    2. Clear all folders and files under the folder: %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\15.0\ and restart the VS 2015 to check it again.
    3. Try running devenv.exe /Safemode to see if you can apply it correctly. This can eliminate the possibility that third party Add-ins or packages are causing problems;
    4. Run VS installer, choose “Repair” button and repair VS.

    Let me know if any of those worked with you.

    Best Regards,


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    Thursday, September 6, 2018 9:00 AM
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  • Thanks for your suggestions. I will try them all, one by one, and report back.

    However, just to be sure, for (2) I assume you mean %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\15.0\ since we're dealing with VS2015 here?

    Kind regards,
    Bart

    Thursday, September 6, 2018 11:32 AM
  • Hi Bart Vandewoestyne

    Thank you for your response.

    In Visual Studio 2015, you could go to %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0\ and perform above steps.

    Best Regards,

    May


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    Monday, September 10, 2018 5:45 AM
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  • Oops, yes, I indeed meant %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0\  Sorry for the confusion.

    In the meanwhile, I have tested the following options:

    1. Delete Solution User Option file.
    2. Clear all folders and files under %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0\.
    3. Run VS2015 in Safe Mode using devenv.exe /SafeMode

    None of the above three options fixed the problem.  I still get a VS2015 with more than 6 minutes 'Not responding' right after I started it up and start coding.  I will try the last solution (Repair) later and report back here.


    Monday, September 10, 2018 11:34 AM
  • Hi Bart Vandewoestyne,

    Is there any update about your issue?

    If you have got it, could you please share your solution here which will be helpful for those who has the similar issue with you? Thank you for understanding.

    BTW, if you have any VS IDE issue in the future, you can contact us and we do our best to help you.

    Best Regards,

    May


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    Friday, September 14, 2018 3:18 AM
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  • Is there an official fix for this issue yet? Im encountering exactly the same problem as Bart
    Saturday, May 25, 2019 3:58 PM
  • Do you have an SSD hard drive?  The faster file transfer times prevents a lot of hangs.  

    Do you have any extensions?  If you do disable them and see if that prevents the hangs.

    Saturday, May 25, 2019 5:11 PM