VS 2008 help function problem
Posted on 2011-09-04
I need some help please with visual studio standard 2008 on windows 7 professional sp1. I re-installed windows 7 following a motherboard and drive change and have now gotten round to re-installing vs 2008. I cant get the inbult help function to work properly. The document viewer opens up with a "Navigation to the webpage was canceled" window and it then starts a firefox browser session with the required document. Also with the document URLs in firefox fail due to the file's non-existance. The URLs point to "file:///C:/Users/keith/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary Internet Files/Content.IE5...." The option to "try local only" is selected and i've tried other settings also but I still cant get the help to work properly. I'm sure that all was OK before. I seems to be independent of service packs, i've re-installed vs again without the vs sp1. The whole help area seems to be barren of VB help just generic IDE help or help on help stuff. If I start the document explorer on its own the fault appears immediately on opening. I use AVIRA virus guard.