Two serious problems here.
On install, VTune plugged itself into Visual Studio. Now, when I starrt Visual Studio, it hangs for 6 minutes (not responding...) with the hard drive reading like crazy. Very irritating time waster, as this leads to the next problem.
After any VTune analysis (which seems to work OK), I can't compile ANY project. Every file in Visual Studio seems to be locked in read-only mode. Even if I exit VTune and Visual Studio completely, the files remain locked. I have to do a hard reboot, then back to the first problem.
I'm running XP Pro on a single-core pentium 4 HP laptop. VTune and Visual Studio are both on my C: drive. I have 1.25G of RAM.
Any solutions for these?
I can't guess about the reason of this issue, but you definitely need to disable VTune integration to VS.
To do this launch Modify through Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs or just run VTune install again and deselect the corresponding install feature from the features to install.
We have also observed similar situation with our solution file containing 180 projects. It seems that in integrated mode VTune generates project file for each vcproj file. Hence while loading your solution IDE seems to hand when it tries to parse all and hang.
In general we have found that removing VTune integration with VS2005 works best. There is no need to reinstallas when you try to uninstall VTune you have an option to remove integration only.
You can also use the Modify function to remove integration. That is, press the Change button in Add/Remove Programs with the Intel VTune Performance Analyzer selected. Then, select Modify and on the Custom Setup screen (starting with version 9.0 Update 3) select to NOT make the integration feature available (see attached image). Then complete the setup and the VTune analyzer will be un-integrated from Visual Studio.
I had the same issue people describe here with the latest version of VTune and VS2005 on Windows XP SP2. Hardware is as follows:
For me, just modifying the installation and deselecting the integration didn't help. I had to completely uninstall VTune in order to restore Visual Studio 2005 functionality. VTune integration was hanging it regardless of the complexity of a project I attempted to load and even launching just the empty IDE did the same thing.
Actually, not VTune install but VTune itself enables this profiling somehow.
Due to some circumstances VTune can set and leave some env. vars that cause VS performance slowdown. Please check if your system has these env. vars set:
If found any of them - remove.