HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component

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Hi there,

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.
 
Please help!
 
Thanks
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HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component

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Hello Arthur,

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

Regards,

Carl

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