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VS2003 IDE frequent lock-ups

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Bob
Even with relatively small, single-project solutions, when I do simple
things to my code such as add a carriage return, delete a line, or sometimes
even highlight text with the mouse, the IDE hangs for 5 to 10 seconds. Task
manager reports no CPU activity. The hard drive isn't working. VS is just
hanging there, doing nothing, not even repainting. I'm seriously at the end
of my rope with this one... someone please tell me how I might fix this.

Bob

Nov 20 '05 #1
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I've had that problem occasionally. It usually occurs when I leave a
project minimised for hours on end at work while do (work related) boring
things :D. I thought it was simply Windows swapping pagefile data in and
out of RAM - trying to optimise VS's memory or hard drive usage or summink
like that.
What spec is the PC you're using??
______________________
The Grim Reaper

"Bob" <no****@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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Even with relatively small, single-project solutions, when I do simple
things to my code such as add a carriage return, delete a line, or sometimes even highlight text with the mouse, the IDE hangs for 5 to 10 seconds. Task manager reports no CPU activity. The hard drive isn't working. VS is just
hanging there, doing nothing, not even repainting. I'm seriously at the end of my rope with this one... someone please tell me how I might fix this.

Bob

Nov 20 '05 #2

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I've seen it too. What's really annoying is the 10 second wait for auto-complete when you use CTRL+SPACE. I could type it in that amount of time. Unfortunately you are probably the victim of bugs in the IDE. My RAM was boosted to 755 Mb and it didn't really help. It's still a boat anchor.

"The Grim Reaper" wrote:
I've had that problem occasionally. It usually occurs when I leave a
project minimised for hours on end at work while do (work related) boring
things :D. I thought it was simply Windows swapping pagefile data in and
out of RAM - trying to optimise VS's memory or hard drive usage or summink
like that.
What spec is the PC you're using??
______________________
The Grim Reaper

"Bob" <no****@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:uQ*************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Even with relatively small, single-project solutions, when I do simple
things to my code such as add a carriage return, delete a line, or

sometimes
even highlight text with the mouse, the IDE hangs for 5 to 10 seconds.

Task
manager reports no CPU activity. The hard drive isn't working. VS is just
hanging there, doing nothing, not even repainting. I'm seriously at the

end
of my rope with this one... someone please tell me how I might fix this.

Bob


Nov 20 '05 #3

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I'm still on VS2002 and not only does it hang for 5-15 seconds, often the
cursor dissapears until I click another program window (anything - windows
explorer, start menu, etc) and then click on the code window again.

My windows form class is very large so I put it down to background compile
(I've seen this cause mentioned before) - but why recompile the entire class
when I change one or 2 lines.

VS is great, however IDE constantly hanging for 5-15 seconds is very
irritating and slows down my progress too much.

I'm using a 3.2GHz P4 with 4GB RAM. Hard to believe the IDE is so slow.
"Steve Blumenstein" <St**************@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
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I've seen it too. What's really annoying is the 10 second wait for auto-complete when you use CTRL+SPACE. I could type it in that amount of
time. Unfortunately you are probably the victim of bugs in the IDE. My RAM
was boosted to 755 Mb and it didn't really help. It's still a boat anchor.
"The Grim Reaper" wrote:
I've had that problem occasionally. It usually occurs when I leave a
project minimised for hours on end at work while do (work related) boring things :D. I thought it was simply Windows swapping pagefile data in and out of RAM - trying to optimise VS's memory or hard drive usage or summink like that.
What spec is the PC you're using??
______________________
The Grim Reaper

"Bob" <no****@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:uQ*************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Even with relatively small, single-project solutions, when I do simple
things to my code such as add a carriage return, delete a line, or

sometimes
even highlight text with the mouse, the IDE hangs for 5 to 10 seconds.

Task
manager reports no CPU activity. The hard drive isn't working. VS is just hanging there, doing nothing, not even repainting. I'm seriously at the
end
of my rope with this one... someone please tell me how I might fix

this.
Bob


Nov 20 '05 #4

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Bob
The PC spec is irrelevant; at least on my machine when VS hangs there is
zero CPU usage and zero disk activity, it's like it's timing out to go look
for some irrelevant internet or network resource (all my projects, DLLs, etc
are local, source safe disabled). But if you must know, it's 2.6GHz with 1GB
RAM and a decent hard drive.

Did you know if you're running Zone Alarm and tell it not to allow VS.Net to
access the internet ever (I see no compelling reason), the IDE can lock up
hard when entering debug execution? Anyway I got rid of Zone Alarm just to
be safe and things worked just fine. But this new hanging behavior just
started happening in the last few weeks... now I'm really wondering what the
hell is wrong with VS. In addition to hangs during code editing, I also get
hangs 1. before every compile 2. closing the IDE 3. Just about everything
else I do.

Bob

"The Grim Reaper" <gr*********@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:cc**********@hercules.btinternet.com...
I've had that problem occasionally. It usually occurs when I leave a
project minimised for hours on end at work while do (work related) boring
things :D. I thought it was simply Windows swapping pagefile data in and
out of RAM - trying to optimise VS's memory or hard drive usage or summink
like that.
What spec is the PC you're using??
______________________
The Grim Reaper

"Bob" <no****@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:uQ*************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Even with relatively small, single-project solutions, when I do simple
things to my code such as add a carriage return, delete a line, or

sometimes
even highlight text with the mouse, the IDE hangs for 5 to 10 seconds.

Task
manager reports no CPU activity. The hard drive isn't working. VS is just hanging there, doing nothing, not even repainting. I'm seriously at the

end
of my rope with this one... someone please tell me how I might fix this.

Bob



Nov 20 '05 #5

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I had that after installing VB2005 Express Beta.
Uninstalling VB2005 cured it.

--
Mick Doherty
http://dotnetrix.co.uk/nothing.html
"Bob" <no****@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:OL**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
The PC spec is irrelevant; at least on my machine when VS hangs there is
zero CPU usage and zero disk activity, it's like it's timing out to go look for some irrelevant internet or network resource (all my projects, DLLs, etc are local, source safe disabled). But if you must know, it's 2.6GHz with 1GB RAM and a decent hard drive.

Did you know if you're running Zone Alarm and tell it not to allow VS.Net to access the internet ever (I see no compelling reason), the IDE can lock up
hard when entering debug execution? Anyway I got rid of Zone Alarm just to
be safe and things worked just fine. But this new hanging behavior just
started happening in the last few weeks... now I'm really wondering what the hell is wrong with VS. In addition to hangs during code editing, I also get hangs 1. before every compile 2. closing the IDE 3. Just about everything
else I do.

Bob

"The Grim Reaper" <gr*********@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:cc**********@hercules.btinternet.com...
I've had that problem occasionally. It usually occurs when I leave a
project minimised for hours on end at work while do (work related) boring
things :D. I thought it was simply Windows swapping pagefile data in and out of RAM - trying to optimise VS's memory or hard drive usage or summink like that.
What spec is the PC you're using??
______________________
The Grim Reaper

"Bob" <no****@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:uQ*************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Even with relatively small, single-project solutions, when I do simple
things to my code such as add a carriage return, delete a line, or

sometimes
even highlight text with the mouse, the IDE hangs for 5 to 10 seconds.

Task
manager reports no CPU activity. The hard drive isn't working. VS is just hanging there, doing nothing, not even repainting. I'm seriously at the end
of my rope with this one... someone please tell me how I might fix

this.
Bob


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Nov 20 '05 #6

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Well you've blown my speed/ram theory!! I'm only on 2.6 GHz/512 Mb meself
:(
I get hanging before major compiles - but my projects are relatively small.
On closing the IDE - if you watch the process' memory usage in Task
Manager - it doesn't hang, but the RAM and virtual memory is slowly released
as everything is cleaned up/disposed.
I've just had a good look at MS and the KB, and nothing I can find about
this :(
_______________________________
The Grim Reaper

"Bob" <no****@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:OL**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
The PC spec is irrelevant; at least on my machine when VS hangs there is
zero CPU usage and zero disk activity, it's like it's timing out to go look for some irrelevant internet or network resource (all my projects, DLLs, etc are local, source safe disabled). But if you must know, it's 2.6GHz with 1GB RAM and a decent hard drive.

Did you know if you're running Zone Alarm and tell it not to allow VS.Net to access the internet ever (I see no compelling reason), the IDE can lock up
hard when entering debug execution? Anyway I got rid of Zone Alarm just to
be safe and things worked just fine. But this new hanging behavior just
started happening in the last few weeks... now I'm really wondering what the hell is wrong with VS. In addition to hangs during code editing, I also get hangs 1. before every compile 2. closing the IDE 3. Just about everything
else I do.

Bob

"The Grim Reaper" <gr*********@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:cc**********@hercules.btinternet.com...
I've had that problem occasionally. It usually occurs when I leave a
project minimised for hours on end at work while do (work related) boring
things :D. I thought it was simply Windows swapping pagefile data in and out of RAM - trying to optimise VS's memory or hard drive usage or summink like that.
What spec is the PC you're using??
______________________
The Grim Reaper

"Bob" <no****@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:uQ*************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Even with relatively small, single-project solutions, when I do simple
things to my code such as add a carriage return, delete a line, or

sometimes
even highlight text with the mouse, the IDE hangs for 5 to 10 seconds.

Task
manager reports no CPU activity. The hard drive isn't working. VS is just hanging there, doing nothing, not even repainting. I'm seriously at the end
of my rope with this one... someone please tell me how I might fix

this.
Bob


Nov 20 '05 #7

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