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visual studio 2005 cannot create new c++ project just brings up the home screen then hangs

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when i create a new application using the c++ in project type win 32 console application  it just comes up with the below screen and then hangs,
hit finish does nothing hit cancel does nothing
but it works fine in c# does exactly what it is supposed to do.
any ideas on what is going wrong or what i have to set up

welcome to the win32 application wizard


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In VS 2005 I get a different screen.  Mine has previous and next buttons.

I would suggest you try a repair of the installation and see if that makes a difference.
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not going to do that as i am not going to risk mucking up my c# that works spot on
any good open source compilers around that you can suggest
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>>any good open source compilers around that you can suggest

I don't use any so I'm not going to recommend anything.
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Try resetting your settings via Tools > Import and Export Settings > Reset all settings.
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reset but still does not work
any other ideas
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You could try installing the latest service pack http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929697
After that then I think AndyAinscow has the best idea of running a Repair.
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If you are really worried there is nothing to stop you performing a backup, disc image would be even more secure, then use the repair option (which I've never heard of it giving a problem). Now test (possibly might require service pack reinstalling) and should something not work correctly you can do a restore from the backup to overwrite any changes made.
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all a little bit messy when i have my system going will keep it that way and maybe look for some open source, or drag out the orig disks and try installing it on another pc
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Or create a virtual machine (eg using VirtualBox) and install a fresh copy of VS in that to use while you try repairing VS on the host machine.
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thanks for the advise ended up draging out 2003 vs and installed on my other machine gets around all problems and we go forward thanks for your help
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