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Microsoft Visual Basic Compiler has stopped working RRS feed

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  • I receive the following error once every few hours and VS2008 just shuts down:

    "Microsoft Visual Basic Compiler has stopped working
    A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available"

    I am running Visual Studio 2008 with Service Pack 1 installed. I have tried both repairing and reinstalling VS2008, and reinstalling service pack 1.

    This problem occurs randomly. I could be in the middle of typing some code and that error pops up and crashes my session. I lose all my work so have been clicking "Save" more frequently. 

    When I click the Debug button on the error message, I receive the Visual Studio Just-In-Time Debugger with the following message:

    "An unhandled win32 exception occurred in devenv.exe [4936]"

    When I run the debugger, I get the following information:

    "First-chance exception at 0x767b42eb in devenv.exe: 0x80070008: Not enough storage is available to process this command."

    Could it be related to memory? I have 2GB of RAM.

    My current memory is shown in the Task Manager as:

    Physical Memory (MB)
    Total            2038
    Cached        831
    Free             20

    Kernel Memory (MB)
    Total            135
    Paged          92
    Nonpaged    42

    System
    Handles        21889
    Threads        877
    Processes     73
    Up Time        44:44:00
    Page File       2541M / 4318M



    Any suggestions if it may be a memory problem or is there an issue with VS 2008 that I am not aware that maybe others are experiencing?

    Thanks,

    Kris
    Wednesday, October 8, 2008 8:53 PM

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