My dev machine started having long delays in Visual Studio in the last week. It seems to happen whenever I do anything that uses file access. I have tried a lot of things that you can find on the web, but nothing really fixes it.
Currently if I run in safe mode, everything runs as normal with no delays. I have disabled all addons, deleted my settings file in the visual studio 2012/settings folder. I have disabled debugging servers and cleared the symbol cache.
I don't even have to load a projects or solution to see the delay. Just starting up VS will produce about a 30 second delay till the UI is ready as opposed to 3 seconds while in safe mode.
What other things or files does safe mode not load besides the add-ons?