VS2010 Tips #8: Got annoying Visual Studio 2010 error? Try to run in Safe Mode

Sometimes not well-coded extensions/add-ons can cause very annoying error. If you got any error in running Visual Studio 2010, especially if you use lot of 3rd party extensions/add-ons, then running Visual Studio 2010 in Safe Mode will be worth to try.

The Safe Mode will disable all extensions, that way you will know whether the error you got is Visual Studio error or caused by installed extensions.

To run Visual Studio in Safe Mode, you can type devenv.exe /safemode in Visual Studio command line or from Run window.

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More about running Visual Studio in Safe Mode:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms241278.aspx

5 thoughts on “VS2010 Tips #8: Got annoying Visual Studio 2010 error? Try to run in Safe Mode

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  4. Renga Iyengar

    It would be better if you can have a simpler command like ‘devenv /no_more_hanging’ and just ask the vs2010 or 12 or 13 etc not to hand even when it has encountered a problem..like what we do in try..catch..finally.

    This would be better than having the VS crashing at the most vulnerable times – after you have edited a whole file about 50 times!

    I do not know how much recoding is required for this, but you do have a real choice to help the users – all designed yourselves.

    BEST OF LUCK.

    Renga

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