Yesterday I used the VS2008 (SP1) Team System Profiler to test the performance of the web application at work, it caused blue screen three times. I didn’t know what happen but I suspect it’s a hardware conflict, so I did a search and found the Knowledge Base from Microsoft:
You may experience a stop error or a crash on the operating system when you profile an application by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1). The problem occurs when the following conditions are true:
• You use the sampling profiling method.
• The computer is running on the Intel Nehalem processor.
This problem occurs because the sampling profiler uses drivers in operating system. However, the Intel Nehalem processor was created after the 2008 version of the profiler.
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