It seems that Powershell, right after I start my computer and log into Windows 10, will be alright for awhile. But something seems to be hanging it on occasion, where I will not be able to do anything with Powershell.
I'll open a new Powershell window, and it will not display the prompt at all. It'll show just the version up top. I've included a screenshot link to show you what I mean.
Powershell Window - Prompt never comes up:
Powershell -NoProfile has no effect when this starts. The only solution when this happens is to restart, and this gets to be time consuming if I have to do this all the time.
It was doing this on Windows 10 Build 1511, and I wound up installing the Anniversary Update. Now on Build 1607, it's still doing this.
Also, when this issue begins happening, Visual Studio 2015's Package Update Manager and NuGet's package manager will also hang and stop working as they seem to both use Powershell.
I have looked high and low on Google, and cannot find anyone having reported this exact issue. I have seen people post about it hanging on error or it working with
-NoProfile, but that is not what's happening here. The prompt just doesn't come up when this rears its ugly head.
This also was happening shortly after a fresh install of Windows 10 on a new hard drive (SSHD, 1 TB), so wiping and reinstalling is not an option (that and I already lost a week on reinstalling my system earlier this summer and literally cannot afford any more extensive downtime).