visual studio pro 2013 locks up during debug


  • version 12.0.40629.00 update 5 with team explorer, visual c#.... ( I only use C# for windows.form desktop application .ent frame work 4.5.1 as project target.)

    Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013
    Version 12.0.40629.00 Update 5
    Microsoft .NET Framework
    Version 4.5.51650
    Installed Version: Professional
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    used to be fairly stable until last couple of months adapting to .net FW 4.5.1 as target

    under task manager, I see vshost32.exe listed as not responding while using 0% cpu while ms visual studio 2013 as OK.

    vshost2.32 runs two forms of my application; bot listed as not responding

    the vs is showing the code to be executed but F5 nor would clicking the closing x button would do anything. also windows can not bring the vs or any of the two form to the front.

    event log 3 errors in last 24 hours two of them from perflib

    Error	2017-04-26 11:13:28 AM	Perflib	1008	None
    Error	2017-04-25 10:38:48 AM	Perflib	1008	None

    two errors from com in last 24 hour

    I had to resort to end task to vshost32.exe to make visual studio responsive again

    • Edited by fs - ab Wednesday, April 26, 2017 7:50 PM
    • Moved by Sabah ShariqMVP Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:29 PM Moved From Visual C#
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:32 PM

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  • It just an example, but maybe the page/file  is too small and not set to automatic.

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:10 PM
  • thank you for reply. you are probably right about insufficient memory. My pc is core 2 quad 8GB Ram with 500 Gb SD drive as system drive.  I would love to add more ram but the board can handle only 8GB and

    I'm using windows 8.1 because the hardware does not support w10.

     and paging file size for all drives is auto managed. currently allocated is 3GB

    Virtual Memory setting

    I'm resigned to be stuck with the current rig for another half to a full year

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:59 PM
  • Hi fs - ab,

    This is Visual C# forum. As your issue is related to Visual Studio I am moving your thread to Visual Studio General forum for getting quick response.

    Your understanding and cooperation will be grateful.

    Sabah Shariq

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    Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:29 PM