Visual Studio 11 fails to start RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi there,

    I've installed Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview onto Windows 8 Developer preview, everything seemed to complete fine.  When I try to start Visual Studio I just get a white window and it locks up, it doesn't seem to want to get any further than that, any ideas?

    Friday, October 7, 2011 12:22 PM

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  • I'm attempting a reset of Windows 8 and removal of my files, the reinstallation of my drivers and VS 11.  Hopefully it will work this time...
    Friday, October 7, 2011 2:24 PM
  • I resolved the issue and have documented it on my blog...


    "At last I found a resolution to the issue.  After installing Windows 8 Developer Preview with Developer Tools again, I tested Visual Studio 11 and it worked first time.  I then proceeded in installing the rest of my drivers, including my Intel graphics driver.  Once I finished and my screen was at a respectable developing resolution (big enough to fit lots of code on screen), I ran Visual Studio again, but this time it failed with just a white screen.  I knocked my screen resolution down to 1280 x 800 and it worked again.  There isn't much more to say except if you experience this issue, lower your resolution perhaps?!"

    Friday, October 7, 2011 6:30 PM
  • It may also be an issue with the Intel graphics drivers (I realize the symptoms for you are in the VS DP). I have issues with inability to install Intel HD Graphics drivers properly on the Win 8 DP x64, resulting in inability to use resolutions higher than 1024 x 768. I have also read reports of other Intel drivers failing on the Win 8 DP.

    This all may be coincidence, but I'm hoping Intel will take a look at the situation and provide updates.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 1:34 PM

    What display resolution failed and what was the specific Intel video card model and driver version?

    I have used VS successfully on a laptop with the Intel Core i5-2410M 2.30 GHz integrated graphics controller running 1366x768 and on an ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro running 1680x1050.  Both with the vendor's WHQL signed x64 drivers.




    Thursday, October 13, 2011 1:27 AM