N/APosted on - 08/14/2012
I have a Windows XP 32-bit operating system and I have installed Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Silverlight compatible with
Visual Studio 2008 Professional.
In an attempt to create a new Project, I start MS Visual Studio.
However I receive the error
Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component.
I am really bereft of a clue as to how to tackle this issue.
HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component
The issue that you are getting appears to be as a result of some temp files as well as caching on your computer.
If you are using windows 7, the following steps may be of great help to you:
You will need to clean the solution in the Expression Blend.
After that you will have to get rid of the bin as well as Obj folders throughout solution projects.
Next you will remove all References for each Solution Project.
And then you will clean up windows:for Windows Explorer you will need to right click the drive, and then click on Properties, and then click Disk Cleanup Button
You will need to expose hidden as well as protected system files.
Next you will need to delete C:Users<username>AppDataLocalMicrosoftExpression
And then open Solution, and after that add references back
Lastly you will Build