Note To check Dr. Watson error information, follow these steps:
Click Start, and then type problem reports in the Search box.
If the computer is running Windows Vista, click View problem history. If the computer is running Windows 7, click View all problem reports.
In the Problem Reports and Solutions window, double-click the specific problem that you encounter.
View the information in the Problem signature section.
Note The methods that are described in this article apply to Windows Vista and to Windows 7. Check online for methods that apply to other operating systems.
This problem can occur when you install a third-party extension that incorrectly tries to access the user interface of the development environment after the Visual Studio services were released. Older versions of the DevExpress Visual Studio Productivity Tools can cause this issue.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.
Additionally, you can download this hotfix rollup from the following Microsoft Connect website:
Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.
There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix package.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix package.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix package does not replace a previously released hotfix package.
The English (United States) version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.
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