Visual Studio 2010 keeps crashing

Posted on 2011-03-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Visual Studio 2010 keeps crashing; every time I try to open the software, I get an error "Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 has encountered a problem and needs to close".  I have already repaired the software, but it will not open.  The odd thing is that it will open if I log into the computer as a local administrator.  I also gave myself local admin rights and added those rights t to the security tab of the program shortcut; however, the software will still not open.  Seems to be profile-related problem, but even when I tried to create a new computer profile it will not open.  I am using Windows XP Professional. Screenshot of Error
Question by:SuzanneSpencer
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by:Asim Nazir
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Run visual studio in Maintenance mode from Add/Remove programs. This will fix it. I had same issue and it worked for me. Everything works fine and this.

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When we try to run a repair on the program it keeps asking us for disk 1.  We extracted the ISO files and it still is asking for disk 1.
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by:Asim Nazir
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Give path to file under extracted ISO files folder.
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What kind of path?  Can you please explain in more detail?
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by:Asim Nazir
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What setup asks for Disk1, just point it to the folder where you extracted files from ISO. Is't this working?

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Have you ever had an earlier beta dot net on your machine. .NET did nto get rid of DLL hell just created a new type. You will need to get rid of any residual .net betas before proceeding.

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Thank you for your comments; I cannot get this problem fixed -- pointing to the folder and running VS in maintenance mode has not solved the problem.  I am going to reghost this computer.  Please tell me how to close this question with no solution.

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I plan to reghost this computer and then install the application on a new clean computer

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