Wednesday, March 4, 2015


I've spent the last two night trying to figure out why Visual Studio 2013 crashes roughly two minutes after loading. 

Faulting application name: devenv.exe, 
version: 12.0.31101.0, 
time stamp: 0x54548724
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, 
version: 6.3.9600.17415, 
time stamp: 0x54504ade
Exception code: 0xe06d7363
Fault offset: 0x00014598
Faulting process id: 0x940
Faulting application start time: 0x01d056d558e8e214
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\KERNELBASE.dll

It started right after I had applied a couple of Windows updates so I started trying to resolve the problem by rolling those back. No change.

I tried resetting the Visual Studio users settings. Nope.

Integrity scan of the disk. No problems found.

Turned to the Internet and found this answer in the Microsoft forums. It seems that my User Profile was corrupted. I created a new account on the machine, killed the previous one. Done.