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On csproj file open: Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Compiler could not be created. QueryService for '{7D960B16-7AF8-11D0-8E5E-00A0C911005A} failed. RRS feed

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  • I wasn't sure if I should post this under the VS Install Group but after some investigation this seems to be a debugger problem.

    I am running on a Windows XP SP2 box.  I had Visual Studio 2005 installed.

    I recently installed Visual Studio 2008, along with the Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 (6001.18000.367).

    I also have Microsoft Visual C++ Compilers 2008 Standard Edition - enu - x86 (and x64)

    My command line build works properly using MSBuild v3.5.

    But, when I go to open up any .csproj file (which has been converted to vsstudio 2008 proj file) in visual studio 2008 I get the error:

    Project 'x' could not be opened because the Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Compiler could not be created.  QueryService for '{7D960B16-7AF8-11D0-8E5E-00A0C911005A}' failed

    It looks as though this regkey is pointing to the Visual Studio Debugger.

    Should it be pointing to a specific location?  Does visual studio 2008 have a specific location?  I believe it is pointing to an inccorect file.


    When I open a vbproj I file in Visual Studio 2008 I get:

    The Visual Studio Debugger ({C9DD4A57-47FB-11D2-83E7-00C04F9902C1}) did not load because of previous errors. For assistance, contact the package vendor. To attempt to load this package again, type 'devenv /resetskippkgs' at the command prompt.




    • Edited by Moemars Wednesday, June 4, 2008 9:25 PM more info.
    Wednesday, June 4, 2008 6:59 PM

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  • I ended up reinstalling

    VS Studio 2005
    VS Studio 2008

    I also reinstalled the Windows SDK 2008 6.1.

    Then I ran

    devenv /ResetSkipPkgs


    I was able to open up csproj and vbproj files.

    To repair my command line I changed my vsvars32.bat file as described here:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb986638.aspx (under 5.1.6)

    Kamil
    • Marked as answer by alinap - MSFT Saturday, June 7, 2008 1:09 AM
    Friday, June 6, 2008 2:39 PM
  • I got the same error after installing Visual Studio 2008 SP1. I have a 64-bits machine with Windows Server 2008. I reinstalled Visual Studio 2008 and Team System explorer and ran devenv /ResetSkipPkgs. It might solve the problem just to run devenv /ResetSkipPkgs.
    Sunday, August 31, 2008 7:09 PM
  • In short run the following in command Prompt:

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE>devenv /ResetSkipPkgs

    Should sort this issue. Happy coding
    Wednesday, April 22, 2009 3:43 PM
  • In short run the following in command Prompt:

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE>devenv /ResetSkipPkgs

    Should sort this issue. Happy coding
    For me, i didnt reinstall VS. Just running the above commad fixed the issue. Thanks 
    Thursday, May 28, 2009 5:12 PM
  • In short run the following in command Prompt:

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE>devenv /ResetSkipPkgs

    Should sort this issue. Happy coding

    AWESOME.  I was about to reinstall and I found this by chance. 
    worked like a charm.

    But WHY.  What caused this problem and should I care to know anyway ?

    Gear
    Thursday, June 11, 2009 1:40 PM
  • Great solution, thanks alot.
    • Proposed as answer by Yasir Younus Friday, November 20, 2009 1:13 PM
    Saturday, July 4, 2009 4:46 AM
  • nice solution, no need to re-install Visual Studio Just do this 

    go to tools>Visual studio 2008 Command Prompt and type "devenv /ResetSkipPkgs" in command prompt

    it will resolve the problem :) 

    Friday, November 20, 2009 1:20 PM
  • Yeap..... I fixed that same problem too with the same solution in the command prompt....Thx :) .....
    Tuesday, April 27, 2010 3:45 PM
  • Good Solution Man.
    Tuesday, May 18, 2010 7:13 AM
  • Good Solution Man.
    Monday, May 30, 2011 2:30 PM
  • thnks
    Monday, June 4, 2012 3:52 PM
  • Thank You so much..... its very useful 4 me...
    Monday, August 6, 2012 8:50 AM