Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Visual Studio 2008 Error after upgrade

I needed some capabilities from VS2008 DB Edition to go with my VS2008 TA (Team Architect, not whatever other acronym starts with T&A), so I slapped a copy of that onto my machine this morning.

However, when I fired up VS2008, it started briefly, and then crashed. It did this a few times in a row, and I checked the event log.


.NET Runtime version 2.0.50727.1434 - Fatal Execution Engine Error (79FEC5F0) (80131506)


Ruh-Roh Shaggy. Time to reboot.

Try it again. Same problem.

We're in trouble now, Scoob.

After searching the web for a bit, I came across starting the app in SafeMode. with the/safemode switch. That worked. I let the app load up, then I closed it back down, removed the /safemode switch, and presto, back in business.

I think it has to do with my recent installation of Resharper 4.0 EAP, since the app was dying trying to load the toolbox items. We'll see if it happens again the next time I do an upgrade.

2 comments:

Hilton Giesenow said...

worked for me, thanks!

JB said...

No problem. I haven't seen this with any of the latest Resharper versions, so I think they have it fixed.