devenv hangs in task manager. Also EXCEL..

This is an annoyance to say the least. Every time I end VS2005 or even EXCEL from Office 2007 I have to go into the task manager and kill the processes. If I don’t they pile up. I have had over 8 devene.exe and EXCEL.exe processes running without the application running. I am offering 500 points to anyone who can help me with this annoyance. Though I have a work around I am plagued with killing the task each time before I launch another instance.

Don VonderBurgPresident/CEOAsked:
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Ardhendu SarangiSr. Project ManagerCommented:

for starters,

Option 1 - Can you see if you have any add-ins enabled in Excel? Does disabling them resolve your issue?

Option 2 - (I bet you would not like this) Have you tried re-installing Office 2007 again?

let me know if that helps,

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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
That really looks like you have add-ins/plug-ins in both which do not terminate. I would have a look with depends with profiling and starting VS or Excel, or ProcExp of on the terminating process, which DLLs are still loaded, which threads are running aso.

Don VonderBurgPresident/CEOAuthor Commented:
Amazing pari123 was first and spot on and thank goodness option1. I have had add-on's in VS2005 and EXCEL but this issue just happened recently. One add-on was a part of EXCEL but I was surprised to find after removal it solved the devenv issue as well. RingCentral's task tray app attaches to Office applications in order to send faxes. So I am confused as to why it solved the VS2005 issue as well. Still happy camper so thanks again to EE group.
Ardhendu SarangiSr. Project ManagerCommented:
Thanks for the rating. Glad it worked out for you!
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