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    Appcrash msdev.exe

    Hi,
    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 signature:
    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,

    Jude .
    Last edited by jude_aj; February 19th, 2009 at 02:43 AM.

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    Re: Appcrash msdev.exe

    Is this for one project only, or for all? If it's only for a project, delete the .ncb file for that project (you could do the same with .clw too) and the open the project and try again.
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    Re: Appcrash msdev.exe

    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"

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    Re: Appcrash msdev.exe

    Just a guess but does the file you try to load have linux end-of-line? VC6 can't handle those.

    Time to upgrade this ancient software to something more modern?
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    Re: Appcrash msdev.exe

    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.

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    Re: Appcrash msdev.exe

    Hm, could your windows installation be broken (virus?). What if you select file/open in for instance notepad?
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    Re: Appcrash msdev.exe

    Guys, simple Google search will show that MS VS 6.0 is not compatible with Vista:

    http://www.itwriting.com/blog/167-vi...-on-vista.html
    http://www.google.com/search?q=visual+studio+6+vista

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    Re: Appcrash msdev.exe

    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.
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    Re: Appcrash msdev.exe

    I ran into a similar problem, installing service pack 6 for Visual C++ 6.0 helped fix it

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    Re: Appcrash msdev.exe

    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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