My VS 2013 today completely locked up. I could not even start it; just had a spinning wheel and nothing else. It would have been nice to go into Settings – Reset or something. However – that was not possible due to the spinning wheel. Great – now what?
Luckily, Microsoft has seen this one before I reckon; as you can reset the environment from the command line:
1) Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE
2) Run devenv.exe /resetsettings
3) Done. You can now start VS again…