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I installed visual studio 2005 team edition. I am getting a 'Project creation Failed' whenever I try to create a new project. I also get plenty of package load failures. when I try to do things. I have uninstalled this and reinstalled it 4 times now and have no luck.

Had issues the first time I installed it. Could not find files that did exist. I had to tell the install where the files were on the DVD. But have not had these issues on subsequesnt reinstalls.

Any ideas of whats happening or how to completely uninstall this and reinstall it properly?

Thanks
Chuck
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Uninstalling and resinstalling is the right way I think. But it may not be a problem with VS 2005. Depending on how much stuff you have and how much of a pain it would be, you could uninstall every .NET app on you machine, then the framework... and then reinstall the latest .NET framework, VS2005 and then anything else you took off and fancy having back.

Of course if you have a mountain of important things on there you have to decide whether or not its worth it.  On my old machine I only had VS running on the .NET so it wouldn't have been a big deal.  If it seems a bit daunting just try updating the .NET first by itself and see what that does.

Sorry to be a bit vague but its more down to the cryptic MS errors... if you run from the command prompt does it give you any terminal output, perhaps even an error message you can look up?
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Hi Dasmaer,

Thanks for the reply. You are partially right. So I will give you the points. I found it was a corrupt global assembly cache (GAC). One thing taht pointed me in th eright direction were "package load failures" everywhere I found a blog that tells how to completely remove the installation.

its located at
http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2005/12/16/504906.aspx
once I did everything he suggested I was able to re-install it and it works well

Best
Chuck
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glad you got it foxed, and thanks for posting the link, it'll help future EE'rs who come accross this. nice work. :0)
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