The Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 IDE stops responding when you work with Microsoft Visual C++ projects. The Visual Studio 2005 IDE does not update itself, and you cannot interact with the Visual Studio 2005 IDE.
This problem occurs when you click Go To Definition or Find All References in the Code Editor.
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.
To download this hotfix from the MSDN Code Gallery, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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.
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 Web site:
To apply this hotfix, you must have Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 installed.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix replaces hotfix 943969. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
943969 FIX: Visual Studio 2005 stops responding or performance is slow when you use the IntelliSense feature
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it 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.
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates