Visual Studio 2005 Pro: “Corrupt Installation Error” When Running Project

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Hey guys,

Please help me on the following issue. I’m really counting on you. I get a Visual Studio debugger crash. There are three Visual Studio products running in my pc, namely  Visual Studio 2010 trial, Visual Studio 2008 Pro and Visual Studio 2005 Pro. Due to capacity issue, I uninstalled the Visual Studio 2010 trial from my PC and the debugger in the Visual Studio 2008 Pro. Soon after doing that, Visual Studio 2005 Pro stopped working. Just to verify if it is functioning, I wrote a simple C# program and tried to run it, but the complier gave me the following error message : "Error while trying to run project: Unable to start program. An error occurred that usually indicates a corrupt installation (code 0x80004002). If the problem persists, repair your Visual Studio installation via "Add / Remove Programs" in control panel. " I am using Windows 7 (32-bit) by the way.


Things I tried to fix this:

1) Re-installed Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2005 – doesn't work

2) Uninstall all Visual Studio 2008 and uninstall all Visual Studio 2005. And then reinstall Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008- still doesn’t work.

3) Tried to clean up OLE registry tools – doesn’t work.



Answered By 0 points N/A #195747

Visual Studio 2005 Pro: “Corrupt Installation Error” When Running Project



I think you having some serious problem with Visual Studio. In your installation there was an error installing. But it may not cause to run the visual studio. But it is problem for debugging a project. That means there may be one or more file is missing. Most of the time it is related to debugger program of you visual studio software. 
We cannot fix this problem manually by adding the file that is misplaced. Because we cannot find which files have been misplaced. 
The only thing we can do is try to repair the software or re-install the software. I strongly recommend to install it again.

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