I'v been using visual studio 6 for vc++ programming. Today, when clicked on add files to source folder. The visual studio application crashed. I Reinstalled visual sudio 6 but no joy.
I am using vista.
When viewed details, i got the following information
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: MSDEV.EXE
Application Version: 6.0.8168.2
Application Timestamp: 3588a2f7
Fault Module Name: devshl.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.8168.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 3588a30a
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0003eaed
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.6
Locale ID: 16393
Additional Information 1: 0b9a
Additional Information 2: d7a94bae3075c756077e1c921b2c607e
Additional Information 3: edf5
Additional Information 4: 06c717a2870822fb2cc4662e3dc92e40
Can any body please help solve this problem.
I'm really stuck.
Thanks in advance,
Last edited by jude_aj; February 19th, 2009 at 01:43 AM.
Thanks for replying,
I am afraid its not a problem with my project, there seems to be a problem with visual studio.
Even if click the open option (Ctrl+O) option the visual studio crashes.
With a pop-up message saying "Microsoft developer studio has stopped working"
Thanks for replying,
The browser window that used to allow me select the .cpp..h file does'nt even pop-up.
The visual studio crashes as soon as i try to do so.
Another thing i would like to bring to your notice is, when i tried installing the visual studio,
when i select the browse button to choose the destination where i want to install the visual studio.
The set up crashes there as well.
VS uninstallation may leave corrupted files/components in the system. So that reinstalling VS may not fix the issue. I'm afraid you might have to try to reinstall the system. I had to do that due to problems with Visual Studio. And more than once.
Before going any further, go to a registry and delete (rename) HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\DevStudio\6.0 and 5.0. Also make sure that your macro files are not corrupted.
After that, restart VS.
If yo used some custom toolbars and assigned macros, corruption of registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\DevStudio\6.0\Layout key is a culprit. I would even be tempted to try to delete or rename this key first and if it won’t help try suggestion above.
By the way Vista is not too friendly for VS 6.0.
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