Saturday, October 04, 2008 5:36 PMFurther to last query I posted. I have now been trying for several days to install vs2008 (Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition) from msdn dvd 4402. These attempts have now resulted in dozens of 'blue screens'.
I have now tried copying all files to a local disk and installing from there (failed - blue screen).
I have now tried running the 'WCU/WebDesignerCore/WebDesignerCore.exe' directly - this also fails (blue screen 'stop' error) - without generating any log output as far as I can tell.
As mentioned previously - this machine has been memory tested and disk checked - has updates installed and regularly virus scanned - and many other applications are installed and working perfectly. The machine is running win xp pro sp 3 - .Net 3.5 was installed previously by the vs2008 installer before it crashed.
There are previous versions of VS on this machine, and Office 2003, amongst other things - to my knowledge there are no later office components, or trial vs 2008 components - but its not impossible.
I have tried to log in to the msdn site to download fresh copy of the installer, in case the copy from my msdn dvd is corrupted - but I haven't been able to log into that all day either - 'sorry we were unable to service your request' error page.
Has anyone any idea what is going on here - or is vs2008 (install) really still an untested 'Beta' in disguise ?
Saturday, October 04, 2008 9:58 AMThis looks like it might be a similar problem to one I saw posted here previously - but I don't know if a proper solution was found.
I am trying to install VS2008 on an hp machine running win xp pro os (which has run VS2005 etc happily for a while).
When I run the installer (from msdn dvd 4402), I select the default 'C:' drive location for installation - the installer then 'blue screens' - when trying to install the 'Web Authoring Tool'.
This happens repeatedly - I have run full disk checks on C drive and full memory tests - all ok - also all drivers etc are up-to-date.
One suspicious feature - which might be a 'red herring' is that on restart the machine always flags a possible problem with 'D:' drive and runs a disk check on that drive. If the installer was trying to use the 'D' drive for any reason, then it would be expected to fail - as this is actually a recovery partition - with hardly any free space - But I have not selected 'D'.
Does anyone know if the installer does try to use any drives other than the one you select for installtion ? (and if so why ?) - or any ideas how to fix this problem. This has now stopped me in my tracks for several days.
- Merged by Figo FeiModerator Friday, October 10, 2008 3:31 AM same problem
Saturday, October 04, 2008 11:24 AMIt looks as if the 'D' drive might have been a 'red herring' - I have removed the partition label - so it no longer appears in the drive list - and I still get a blue screen crash every time I try to install vs 2008.
Friday, October 10, 2008 3:38 AMModeratorHonestly this might be difficult to troubleshoot this online as there can be many reasons for the crash to happen.
Did any other software crash happen? Or is there any "bluescreen" happened when you did other operations besides running VS installation?
It can make others more helpful for you to follow the instructions mentioned here: What to do when you go to post a setup and deployment issue on the MSDN forums?
http://blogs.msdn.com/aaronru/archive/2007/12/10/what-to-do-when-you-go-to-post-a-setup-and-deployment-issue-on-the-msdn-forums.aspx for more information.
Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. http://forums.msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/vssetup/thread/60424309-bd78-4ca2-b618-03c4a16123b6
- Edited by Figo FeiModerator Friday, October 10, 2008 3:41 AM typo
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 10:10 AMI had a simular problem, during the installation of the "Web Authoring Component" I was suddenly asked to browse for the file WebDesignerCore.exe.
In my case the solution was to disable my McAee VirusScan "On-Access Scan".
Monday, September 26, 2011 12:09 AM
I had the same install problem Andrew G originally posted. I am installing VS 2008 on Windows 7. Once I disabled the automatic scan feature in the WebRoot virus software, then the install proceeded smoothly and I no longer recieved the error message. Thanks PKGlue