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    Visual Studio not creating projects..grr

    Hi all,

    I'm having an annoying issue where I'm trying to create a new empty C++ project in visual studio, and it doesn't seem to do anything.

    On visual studio 2008, I get a "project creation failed" error. So I installed 2005, and it says "Project creation successful", but THERE'S NO PROJECT.

    This computer seems to be having weird problems with the registry and permissions, so I assume it has something to do with that, but I don't know. I cannot wipe/reinstall XP for other reasons, so that isn't an option. I've already granted permissions in the registry for the VSWizard stuff.

    Any suggestions? Thanks!!

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    Re: Visual Studio not creating projects..grr

    Uninstall, then, reinstall Visual Studio. Do not repair it.
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    Re: Visual Studio not creating projects..grr

    Yeah, I did that. Uninstalled both 2008 and 2005 (fully, I think), then reinstalled 2005. Still same problem.

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    Re: Visual Studio not creating projects..grr

    I have MS VS 2003, 2005 and 2008. I never install them in the same computer or at least the same Partition.

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    Re: Visual Studio not creating projects..grr

    If the computer isn't on a network, create a new user account and install Visual Studio under the new account.

    I suspect your registry issues are causing the VS problem.

    Btw, I've had VC6, VS2003, VS2005, and VS2008 all installed on the same computer without trouble.

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    Re: Visual Studio not creating projects..grr

    Yeah, it should be possible. Unfortunately, I'm on a network, so it isn't exactly possible. And I don't think creating a new account would help, because the problems seem to be under HKLM. not CU. Thanks for the suggestions though.

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    Re: Visual Studio not creating projects..grr

    Then you might need to reinstall.
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    Re: Visual Studio not creating projects..grr

    Un-installation and re-installation may not solve the problem. You may need to wipe out the Visual Studio XXX folder(s), after you un-installed them.
    You may also need to delete registry for the same. Restart PC. Make sure OS is properly configured, no files are missing. Try SFC /SCANNOW.
    Then install!
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