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Visual Studio 2008 SP1 with TFS crashes when I try opening the design view of .aspx page RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am seeing this odd behavior with VS 2008 SP1 + with TFS installed on my Win 2008 Server.
    Whenever I try opening the design view of an .aspx page, suddenly VS crashes. [gets closed]. I see below error in the event viewer:

    .NET Runtime version 2.0.50727.3074 - Fatal Execution Engine Error (6EA95FC0) (80131506).


    Has anyone saw similar error? Any help \ inputs will be of lot of help.

    Thanks,
    Sachin

    Monday, August 10, 2009 11:55 PM

Answers

  • Hi Sachinjoshi_s,

    Frankly speaking, this might be hard to troubleshoot online since there would be many causes for the crash to happen.

    However, you can try the following steps to deal with the case:
    1. Try running devenv /Safemode to see if you can open it correctly.
    2. Reboot the machine into Safe Mode. Do you still have the problem? This can isolate some third party application/driver's interference.
    3. If we switch to try a new user account, do you have the problem? This can rule out the possibility of corrupted user profile.

    To troubleshooting crash issue, typically we need to analyze the crash memory dump that honestly is hard to do online (Here is a blog on How to obtain crash dump in Visual Studio 2005  (also apply to VS2008). The MSDN feedback site refers to http://connect.microsoft.com )

    Additionally, another useful tool is the Process Monitor tool http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/processmonitor.mspx which can capture the access log.
    Filter on the process name devenv.exe in the log so that you see only the related list.
    This should give you more info on what are the registry keys/ files being accessed when the crash happens.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
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    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Tuesday, August 18, 2009 3:33 AM
    • Edited by YiChun Chen Friday, October 23, 2009 10:15 AM typo
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 9:15 AM