svchost.exe consumes 100% CPU on Windows XP, caused by Windows Updates

I reinstalled Windows XP on a clients PC recently, and came up against an issue where I couldn’t update Windows using Windows Update. I then noticed that the PC had slowed down to a crawl. Opening up Task Manager, Processes and Sorting by CPU, I found that svchost.exe was consuming 100% CPU. I tried killing [...]

By |2017-07-24T08:33:17+01:00October 1st, 2013|Bugs, Internet Explorer, Tips, Windows, Windows Update|0 Comments

SGEN: Mixed mode assembly is built against version ‘v2.0.50727’…

I found while building an VB application in Visual Studio 2012, in release mode for the first time, that I was confronted with cryptic build error; SGEN: Mixed mode assembly is built against version 'v2.0.50727' of the runtime and cannot be loaded in the 4.0 runtime without additional configuration information. After trawling through some Google [...]

By |2016-03-01T15:18:00+00:00June 7th, 2013|.Net Framework, Bugs, Tips, Visual Studio, XML|0 Comments

Unable to open Database .SQL Files in Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 and onwards

This morning I attempted to open a .SQL file in my Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 installation, and was faced with the following Message Box; Clicking the “Learn more…” link took me to a “Page Not Found” page, which wasn’t very handy. A quick search on StackOverflow and I found; With a helpful answer [...]

SSRS 2008 R2 on Windows 8… Cannot log in

I recently installed SQl Server 2008 R2 with Advanced Services on a Windows 8 Box. However, when I tried to log into the ReportManager of SSRS, I found that it wouldn’t accept my Username and Password Combo. After some searching, I found this poston Stack Overflow, which explained it nicely; Turns out, that as [...]

By |2013-05-01T21:13:00+01:00May 1st, 2013|Bugs, SQL Server, SSRS, Tips, Web|0 Comments

SSRS 2008 R2 Reports are blank in Chrome

I stumbled across this apparently well documented problem today, where my SSRS 2008R2 Report was showing up fine in IE, but blank in Chrome; It seems as though the main Div Tag uses IE compatible only Overflow styles, which Chrome doesn’t interpret well. I found a nice blog post here which explained how to [...]

By |2017-07-24T08:33:18+01:00May 1st, 2013|Bugs, HTML, Javascript, SQL Server, SSRS, Tips, Web|0 Comments