A couple of days ago, I faced a small issue when I tried to search specific value inside VS 2003 solutions while I have MS Windows Vista OS installed on my PC…. Doing searching will cause VS 2003 to be hanged and stop responding.. I overcome this issue by Disable Visual Themes for VS 2003.. To do so please follow the following steps:
Right click on VS 2003 shortcut
On compatibility tab , make sure to check "Disable Visual Themes" check box
Click on OK button..
Now , You can enjoy Searching your VS 2003 solution.