Excel delayed due to "Please wait while Windows configures MicrosoftVisual Studio 2008 Professional


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ImageAnalyst

I have Microsoft Office 2003 installed. I also have Visual Studio
2008 Professional Edition installed. When I double click an Excel
file icon to open that file in Excel, I get a message box that says
"Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
Professional Edition - ENU... Gathering required information..."
It will say this for like 10 minutes until it finally opens the
workbook. Before that it just shows the Excel workspace with a dark
gray client area (no workbook open). The progress bar goes from
0-100% several times during this long process.

Why on earth is it trying to run something from Visual Studio when all
I wanted to do was run Excel? Did I install some kind of office add-
in with VS2008 that is causing this headache?

What the heck is ENU??? Any idea what it's doing, and how I can get
it to NOT do this every single time?
 
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ImageAnalyst

Wild guess here - you installed the VS Tools for Office when you installed
Visual Studio.  The "EMU" is the US English version of Visual Studio.

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Mike:
Could well be - I don't really remember what I installed.
I've been searching the internet for hours. Not much good today but
yesterday (can't find the link anymore) I found something from someone
at Microsoft that said that it was something like something was trying
to set up some scratch space on the largest disk (which is not my C
drive where VS2008 and MSDN are installed), and that they knew about
it and it wouldn't be a problem with VS2008. Some other pages said
something about uninstalling "MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2008 -
ENU" via control panel. This does appear in my "Add/Remove Programs,"
but I don't really want to uninstall my local copy of MSDN. Another
page said something about unregistering or deleting something like
MSO.DLL and then repairing VS2005. One MS guy was blogging about it
being something about "resiliency" which is an attempt to repair some
software when some software launches (I have no clue why Excel would
try to repair VS2008 which isn't even required for Excel to run).

None of these seem to match my situation with VS2008 and Excel. They
all referred to older versions of VS and other programs like Outlook,
VB6, etc.

It takes literally 20 minutes to open an Excel file. I'm about to
open a case with Microsoft themselves if I can't find a solution soon.
Thanks,
ImageAnalyst
 
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ImageAnalyst

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Mike:
Could well be - I don't really remember what I installed.
I've been searching the internet for hours.  Not much good today but
yesterday (can't find the link anymore) I found something from someone
at Microsoft that said that it was something like something was trying
to set up some scratch space on the largest disk (which is not my C
drive where VS2008 and MSDN are installed), and that they knew about
it and it wouldn't be a problem with VS2008.  Some other pages said
something about uninstalling "MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2008 -
ENU" via control panel.  This does appear in my "Add/Remove Programs,"
but I don't really want to uninstall my local copy of MSDN.  Another
page said something about unregistering or deleting something like
MSO.DLL and then repairing VS2005.  One MS guy was blogging about it
being something about "resiliency" which is an attempt to repair some
software when some software launches (I have no clue why Excel would
try to repair VS2008 which isn't even required for Excel to run).

None of these seem to match my situation with VS2008 and Excel.  They
all referred to older versions of VS and other programs like Outlook,
VB6, etc.

It takes literally 20 minutes to open an Excel file.  I'm about to
open a case with Microsoft themselves if I can't find a solution soon.
Thanks,
ImageAnalyst- Hide quoted text -
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Unfortunately I guess I'll have to open (and pay for) a tech support
case with Microsoft.
I'll let you know how it turns out.
 
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Chris

ImageAnalyst said:
Unfortunately I guess I'll have to open (and pay for) a tech support
case with Microsoft.
I'll let you know how it turns out.

Did you get this fixed? I am having the same problem, for me it says
"please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Shell
(integrated mode) ENU" and it happens when I open either Word or Excel. I
installed SQL Server Express advanced tools and installed full-text searching
and Business objects tools and that is when it began. However, when I go
back I can't find any way to UNINSTALL these portions without uninstalling
everything SQL server related and starting over, and I am not confident that
would fix it or would I also have to uninstall Office and Visual Studio??

The first time it happened I assumed it needed to configure something for
the new products installed and waited patiently for 10 minutes. However,
when it now takes 10 minutes to open any document, every time, patience is
out the window.
 
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ImageAnalyst

Did you get this fixed?  I am having the same problem,  for me it says
"please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Shell
(integrated mode) ENU" and it happens when I open either Word or Excel.  I
installed SQL Server Express advanced tools and installed full-text searching
and Business objects tools and that is when it began.  However, when I go
back I can't find any way to UNINSTALL these portions without uninstalling
everything SQL server related and starting over, and I am not confident that
would fix it or would I also have to uninstall Office and Visual Studio??

The first time it happened I assumed it needed to configure something for
the new products installed and waited patiently for 10 minutes.  However,
when it now takes 10 minutes to open any document, every time, patience is
out the window.

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Nope. Never did. I kept meaning to open a support issue with
Microsoft but never had the time, and then it seemed to just start
happening less and less often. It hasn't happened in several days
now. I'm not sure what happened to "fix" it. When it was happening,
I found that I could just click the cancel button (sometimes 3 times)
and it would then start apparently without any ill effects. So you
can do that to speed up opening it. But I never did find out the root
cause other than it has something to do with "resiliency" and possibly
due to the fact that I had a large external hard drive attached to my
system when I installed things.
 
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Chris

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Nope. Never did. I kept meaning to open a support issue with
Microsoft but never had the time, and then it seemed to just start
happening less and less often. It hasn't happened in several days
now. I'm not sure what happened to "fix" it. When it was happening,
I found that I could just click the cancel button (sometimes 3 times)
and it would then start apparently without any ill effects. So you
can do that to speed up opening it. But I never did find out the root
cause other than it has something to do with "resiliency" and possibly
due to the fact that I had a large external hard drive attached to my
system when I installed things.
.

OK, thanks for the tip, the cancelling multiple times seems to be working
(cancelling once just starts over). Weird. I do have an external hard drive
but I don't think it was even powered on when I installed... but whatever,
this will work for me until I have more time to spend to figure it out.
Thanks!
 
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OK, thanks for the tip, the cancelling multiple times seems to be working
(cancelling once just starts over).  Weird.  I do have an external hard drive
but I don't think it was even powered on when I installed... but whatever,
this will work for me until I have more time to spend to figure it out.  
Thanks!
 
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Benjie

I ran into the same issue with Office 2007 and VS 2008. It happened whenever
I tried to open a Word or Excel file. I was able to resolve the issue by
repairing my Microsoft Office installation through Programs and Features (in
the Control Panel).
 
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I

ImageAnalyst

I ran into the same issue with Office 2007 and VS 2008.  It happened whenever
I tried to open a Word or Excel file.  I was able to resolve the issue by
repairing my Microsoft Office installation through Programs and Features (in
the Control Panel).
 

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