p_basicTechnique = p_basicEffect->GetTechniqueByName("renderTheScene");
As your technique is called Render
nah, ive changed that to Render in my code, after success with loading shader file.
I now have it not giving me any "not responding" errors, but the triangle strip of 3 verts are not being drawn still for some reason.
just getting home in a mo, will post loading code from there.
Cheers and brb.