Error while trying to run project: Unable to start debugging.

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I am running Windows Vista on which I have Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 installed on. I had been working on a project without any issues. I had to reboot my machine, in order to complete a new application installation and later the problem started.

From the time I rebooted the machine, when I try to run the project, it comes up with an, unable to start debugging error.

There was no change made to the project and I am confused of how to resolve this issue. Any ideas on this?

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Error while trying to run project: Unable to start debugging.

The system cannot find the file specified.

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Error while trying to run project: Unable to start debugging.

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Hi there keith,

this issue usually happens if Windows starts in debug mode.  This will stop the Visual Studio .Net debugger in debugging applications. I have two solutions that will  solve this issue.  Just try any of these. 

Solution 1: Click the solution Explorer, now in Properties in panel left select and click Properties configuration.  Click the debugging.  Now, click and select the debugging unmanaged code and check the box.

Solution 2: Open the notepad in microsoft, Boot.ini, located in c: file is hidden so use dir /ash when looking for it . Now remove all switches, found on the file /debug,  /debug port, /baudrate.

Once done reboot your computer.

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Error while trying to run project: Unable to start debugging.

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If the problem started immediately after you rebooted the machine after restarting the computer, then I suspect that it is being caused by compatibility problems. The remedy to that will be to get another visual application that is compatible to your system and then install it. I will suggest the following workaround for you:

  • Try reinstalling the application again and see if it brings the same problem again. In case it does, then you will need to do the following.
  • Check the system specifications of your computer.
  • And then go to the internet and search for the application using those specifications.
  • Download and install it. It should work well.

-Clair Charles

 

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