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Visual Studio 2005 problems on WinXP

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Hi,

I've installed (by that I mean a full uninstall and re-install) Visual
Studio 2005 at least twice on my 64-bit windows machine (AMD64). I make

sure I install the SDK 2.0 for x64, and the installation is completed
'Succesfully' as per the setup dialogs.

However, when I try to open the IDE by clicking on the shortcut, or
attempting to open \Common7\IDE\devenv.exe, I get the following dialog:
''Microsoft Visual Studio has encountered an error and needs to
close.''

Attempting to debug this doesn't go any further than this message. The
error is cryptic, of course, and I have no idea what next steps to
take.

The
strangest thing is that I had VS 2005 Beta2 working, and had to reboot
the machine due to a power outage shutting it down. Has anyone come
across this, and resolved it?

Thanks!!

Nov 28 '05 #1
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Hi,

I am using windows xp x64 pro and have no problems running the
visual studio 2005. If you did not remove the beta with the uninstall tool
remove visual studio 2005, run the tool and try it installing it again.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/su...l/default.aspx

If you have any visual studio addins like refractor or winfx installed
remove them.

Try starting visual studio from the command line with one of the switches
devenv.exe /ResetSettings or
devenv.exe /safemode

Visual studio known issues
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/su...s/default.aspx

If you are still having problems take a look in your event log and see if
there are clues in there.

Ken
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Hi,

I've installed (by that I mean a full uninstall and re-install) Visual
Studio 2005 at least twice on my 64-bit windows machine (AMD64). I make

sure I install the SDK 2.0 for x64, and the installation is completed
'Succesfully' as per the setup dialogs.

However, when I try to open the IDE by clicking on the shortcut, or
attempting to open \Common7\IDE\devenv.exe, I get the following dialog:
''Microsoft Visual Studio has encountered an error and needs to
close.''

Attempting to debug this doesn't go any further than this message. The
error is cryptic, of course, and I have no idea what next steps to
take.

The
strangest thing is that I had VS 2005 Beta2 working, and had to reboot
the machine due to a power outage shutting it down. Has anyone come
across this, and resolved it?

Thanks!!

Nov 29 '05 #2

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