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This post has been migrated, original date 01 Dec 2008 Recently on my machine at work every few minutes VS seems to hang and not respond to clicks or keyboard commands. This turns out to be because of the Auto-Recover settings within VS. Whenever it hangs there is the little disk icon in the status bar at the bottom of the screen. It's qutie reassureing to know that the auto-recover is there but it is really annoying when it hangs the computer every 5 minutes. Anyway if you are having the same problems you can simple change how often auto-recover happens or turn it off completely. To alter these settings click on Tools -> Options -> AutoRecover. You will then see a load of settings for you to play with. I wouldn't recommend turning it off completely but make a recover every five minutes seems a little too much for me. I have set mine to an hour. If I don't save my files at least once every hour I am dong something very wrong.