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I use SQL Server Management Studio Express 2008 to manage SQL Server Express 2008. It (Management Studio) was working until recently, but now on opening it just hangs indefinitely, with all the panes staying blank - no indication that it sees the SQL Server instance or is trying to connect

I have tried running as administrator, but the same happens. I have also tried uninstalling and re-installing Management Studio

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Have you tried running it under a user account that has never run SSMS before, to rule out something within your profile causing it? –  Chris McKeown Apr 4 '12 at 21:44
    
Have you tried patching it? –  mrdenny Apr 5 '12 at 3:05

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