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  • Hi,

    We are using VS 2015 Prof and are having the following issue in one of the systems.

    VS 2015 crashes frequently ( at least 4 times a day). We are using VS 2015 Prof Update 3. We have also installed the patch VS14-KB3165756. But the crashing continues.  The OS is Windows 8.1 prof and the system has 8 GB of RAM.

    The log files says the following. There seems to be two errors one regarding the MEF component about TFS and the second one  about VSIX extension.

    We are  at a loss now as to how to fix this issue for good. Any help in this regard is appreciated.

    Thanks and Regards

    Rajendran

    132 ERROR Still unable to load MEF component DLL: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.dll' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
              D:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 14.0\COMMON7\IDE\EXTENSIONS\PASFNTSK.IZS\Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.dll
    Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ExtensibilityHosting.VsShellComponentModelHost 2017/02/14 04:33:48.356
    133 ERROR Still unable to load MEF component DLL: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.CodeReview.Components.dll' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
              D:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 14.0\COMMON7\IDE\EXTENSIONS\PASFNTSK.IZS\Microsoft.TeamFoundation.CodeReview.Components.dll
    Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ExtensibilityHosting.VsShellComponentModelHost 2017/02/14 04:33:48.371
    134 ERROR Still unable to load MEF component DLL: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.TeamExplorer.Navigation.dll' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
              D:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 14.0\COMMON7\IDE\EXTENSIONS\PASFNTSK.IZS\Microsoft.TeamFoundation.TeamExplorer.Navigation.dll
    Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ExtensibilityHosting.VsShellComponentModelHost 2017/02/14 04:33:48.371
    135 ERROR Still unable to load MEF component DLL: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.dll' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
              D:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 14.0\COMMON7\IDE\EXTENSIONS\PASFNTSK.IZS\Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.dll
    Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ExtensibilityHosting.VsShellComponentModelHost 2017/02/14 04:33:48.371
    136 ERROR Still unable to load MEF component DLL: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.Controls.dll' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
              D:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 14.0\COMMON7\IDE\EXTENSIONS\PASFNTSK.IZS\Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.Controls.dll
    Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ExtensibilityHosting.VsShellComponentModelHost 2017/02/14 04:33:48.371
    137 ERROR Still unable to load MEF component DLL: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.Controls.dll' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
              D:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 14.0\COMMON7\IDE\EXTENSIONS\PASFNTSK.IZS\Microsoft.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.Controls.dll
    Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ExtensibilityHosting.VsShellComponentModelHost 2017/02/14 04:33:48.387
    138 ERROR Still unable to load MEF component DLL: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Git.Controls.dll' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
              D:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 14.0\COMMON7\IDE\EXTENSIONS\PASFNTSK.IZS\Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Git.Controls.dll
    Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ExtensibilityHosting.VsShellComponentModelHost 2017/02/14 04:33:48.387
    139 ERROR Still unable to load MEF component DLL: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.CodeReview.Controls.dll' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
              D:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 14.0\COMMON7\IDE\EXTENSIONS\PASFNTSK.IZS\Microsoft.TeamFoundation.CodeReview.Controls.dll
    Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ExtensibilityHosting.VsShellComponentModelHost 2017/02/14 04:33:48.387
    140 ERROR Still unable to load MEF component DLL: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.SharePointReporting.dll' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
              D:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 14.0\COMMON7\IDE\EXTENSIONS\PASFNTSK.IZS\Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.SharePointReporting.dll
    Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ExtensibilityHosting.VsShellComponentModelHost 2017/02/14 04:33:48.387
    141 ERROR Still unable to load MEF component DLL: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.ContextManagement.Package.dll' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
              D:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 14.0\COMMON7\IDE\EXTENSIONS\PASFNTSK.IZS\Microsoft.VisualStudio.ContextManagement.Package.dll
    Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ExtensibilityHosting.VsShellComponentModelHost 2017/02/14 04:33:48.403
    142 ERROR Still unable to load MEF component DLL: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.Build.dll' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
              D:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 14.0\COMMON7\IDE\EXTENSIONS\PASFNTSK.IZS\Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.Build.dll
    Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ExtensibilityHosting.VsShellComponentModelHost 2017/02/14 04:33:48.418
    143 ERROR Still unable to load MEF component DLL: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Git.Provider.dll' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
              D:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 14.0\COMMON7\IDE\EXTENSIONS\PASFNTSK.IZS\Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Git.Provider.dll
    Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ExtensibilityHosting.VsShellComponentModelHost 2017/02/14 04:33:48.418
    144 ERROR Still unable to load MEF component DLL: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.dll' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
              D:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 14.0\COMMON7\IDE\EXTENSIONS\PASFNTSK.IZS\Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.dll
    Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ExtensibilityHosting.VsShellComponentModelHost 2017/02/14 04:33:48.418
    145 ERROR Still unable to load MEF component DLL: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workspaces.Contracts, Version=14.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
              D:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 14.0\COMMON7\IDE\EXTENSIONS\PHYZRTW3.1EP\TMLanguage.dll
    Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ExtensibilityHosting.VsShellComponentModelHost

    177 ERROR Error loading extension: This VSIX does not apply to any product installed on this machine. The problem could be that the VSIX manifest's format is not recognized, or that the manifest has been corrupted. Data at the root level is invalid. Line 1, position 1.
              D:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 14.0\COMMON7\IDE\EXTENSIONS\MICROSOFT\VSGRAPHICS\
    Extension Manager 2017/02/14 04:33:53.947
    178 ERROR Error loading extension: This VSIX does not apply to any product installed on this machine. The problem could be that the VSIX manifest's format is not recognized, or that the manifest has been corrupted. Data at the root level is invalid. Line 1, position 1.
              D:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 14.0\COMMON7\IDE\EXTENSIONS\MICROSOFT\VSGRAPHICS\

    Extension Manager

    Thursday, February 16, 2017 6:12 AM

All replies

  • Hi Rajendran Valappil,

    According to the error message, please have a try with the following steps:

    1. Close all instances of VS

    2. delete everything in this 2 folders as below:

    C:\Users\<your users name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0

    C:\Users\<your users name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0

    3. Restart VS 2015

    Sincerely,
    Oscar


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    • Proposed as answer by Oscar_Wu Monday, February 20, 2017 7:56 AM
    Friday, February 17, 2017 5:57 AM
  • Thanks Oscar.  Will try this and let you know.

    Thanks

    Rajendran

    Friday, February 17, 2017 9:07 AM
  • Hi Rajendran Valappil,

    Please feel free to let me know your latest results. Thank you very much :)

    Sincerely,

    Oscar


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    Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:39 AM
  • FYI, something similar happened to me after doing some updates and rebooting. VS2015 just would hang on load. Looking at the log

      <entry>
        <record>83</record>
        <time>2018/06/28 16:20:23.405</time>
        <type>Error</type>
        <source>Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ExtensibilityHosting.VsShellComponentModelHost</source>
        <description>Still unable to load MEF component DLL: Could not load file or assembly &apos;Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workspaces.Contracts, Version=14.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a&apos; or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.</description>
        <path>C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 14.0\COMMON7\IDE\EXTENSIONS\TA4TZYPJ.MQW\TMLanguage.dll</path>
      </entry>
     

    <entry>
        <record>84</record>
        <time>2018/06/28 16:20:24.474</time>
        <type>Error</type>
        <source>Extension Manager</source>
        <description>Error loading extension: This VSIX does not apply to any product installed on this machine. The problem could be that the VSIX manifest&apos;s format is not recognized, or that the manifest has been corrupted. Data at the root level is invalid. Line 1, position 1. </description>
        <path>C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 14.0\COMMON7\IDE\EXTENSIONS\MICROSOFT\VSGRAPHICS\</path>
      </entry>

    I did the above steps, renaming the 14.0 directories to _14.0 and created blank 14.0 directories.  VS2015 then started up after creating the content in both the 14.0 blank directories. Since the IDE reset, I closed VS2015, renamed the new 14.0 dirs to something else and renamed the original14.0 dirs back to 14.0 and restarted VS2015 and it loaded right up with my IDE setup the way I had it previously.

    Thanks!

    Thursday, June 28, 2018 4:58 PM
  • This worked for me.
    Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:56 PM