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HELP! Visual Studio 2012 (Version 11.0.61219.00 Update 5) will no longer open or create a project

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  • Hi All,

    I used it the night before last (5/10), but did a windows update last night.  Since then, none of the projects will open (all result in an application error and VS closes without any messages), this includes a project I worked on today on a different computer (with same version of VS2012).

    I am running windows 7.  These updates were installed last night: Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3153199), Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3153731), Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3156017), Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB915597 (Definition 1.219.1310.0), Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3150220), Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3156016), Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3156013), Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64 (KB3142024), Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3155178), Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 on Windows 7, Windows Vista, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB3142037), Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3154070), Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3153171), Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - May 2016 (KB890830), Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3156019).

    Here's my Visual Studio information:

    Installation date: ‎5/‎10/‎2016 7:00 PM

    Installation status: Successful

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

    More information:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3156019

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com


    Installation date: ‎5/‎10/‎2016 7:07 PM

    Installation status: Successful

    Update type: Important

    After the download, this tool runs one time to check your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps remove any infection that is found. If an infection is found, the tool will display a status report the next time that you start your computer. A new version of the tool will be offered every month. If you want to manually run the tool on your computer, you can download a copy from the Microsoft Download Center, or you can run an online version from microsoft.com. This tool is not a replacement for an antivirus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an antivirus product.

    More information:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890830

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com


    Installation date: ‎5/‎10/‎2016 7:07 PM

    Installation status: Successful

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

    More information:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3153171

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com


    Installation date: ‎5/‎10/‎2016 7:08 PM

    Installation status: Successful

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

    More information:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3154070

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com


    Installation date: ‎5/‎10/‎2016 7:09 PM

    Installation status: Successful

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

    More information:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3142037

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com


    Installation date: ‎5/‎10/‎2016 7:09 PM

    Installation status: Successful

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

    More information:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3155178

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com


    Installation date: ‎5/‎10/‎2016 7:09 PM

    Installation status: Successful

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

    More information:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3142024

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com


    Installation date: ‎5/‎10/‎2016 7:10 PM

    Installation status: Successful

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

    More information:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3156013

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com


    Installation date: ‎5/‎10/‎2016 7:10 PM

    Installation status: Successful

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

    More information:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3156016

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com


    Installation date: ‎5/‎10/‎2016 7:10 PM

    Installation status: Successful

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

    More information:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3150220

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com


    Installation date: ‎5/‎10/‎2016 7:10 PM

    Installation status: Successful

    Update type: Important

    Install this update to revise the definition files used to detect spyware and other potentially unwanted software. Once you have installed this item, it cannot be removed.

    More information:
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/about/overview.mspx

    Help and Support:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=52661


    Installation date: ‎5/‎10/‎2016 7:11 PM

    Installation status: Successful

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

    More information:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3156017

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com


    Installation date: ‎5/‎10/‎2016 7:11 PM

    Installation status: Successful

    Update type: Important

    Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

    More information:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3153731

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com


    Installation date: ‎5/‎10/‎2016 7:11 PM

    Installation status: Successful

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

    More information:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3153199

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com

    Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012
    Version 11.0.61219.00 Update 5
    Microsoft .NET Framework
    Version 4.6.00081

    Installed Version: Professional

    Office Developer Tools   04938-141-0272737-02377
    Microsoft Office Developer Tools

    Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2012   04938-141-0272737-02377
    Microsoft Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2012

    Visual Basic 2012   04938-141-0272737-02377
    Microsoft Visual Basic 2012

    Visual C# 2012   04938-141-0272737-02377
    Microsoft Visual C# 2012

    Visual C++ 2012   04938-141-0272737-02377
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2012

    Visual F# 2012   04938-141-0272737-02377
    Microsoft Visual F# 2012

    Visual Studio 2012 Code Analysis Spell Checker   04938-141-0272737-02377
    Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2012 Code Analysis Spell Checker

    Portions of International CorrectSpell™ spelling correction system © 1993 by Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.V. All rights reserved.

    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition Copyright © 1992 Houghton Mifflin Company. Electronic version licensed from Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products N.V. All rights reserved.

    ASP.NET and Web Tools   2012.3.41009
    Microsoft Web Developer Tools contains the following components:
    Support for creating and opening ASP.NET web projects
    Browser Link: A communication channel between Visual Studio and browsers
    Editor extensions for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
    Page Inspector: Inspection tool for ASP.NET web projects
    Scaffolding: A framework for building and running code generators
    Server Explorer extensions for Windows Azure Web Sites
    Web publishing: Extensions for publishing ASP.NET web projects to hosting providers, on-premises servers, or Windows Azure

    Debugging Tools for Windows   6.2.9200.16384
    Integrates the Windows Debugger functionality (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=223405) in Visual Studio.

    InstallShield Limited Edition   
    InstallShield. For more information visit the Flexera Software website at <http://www.FlexeraSoftware.com>. Copyright © 2013 Flexera Software LLC. All Rights Reserved.

    NuGet Package Manager   2.8.60318.667
    NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.

    PreEmptive Analytics Visualizer   1.0
    Microsoft Visual Studio extension to visualize aggregated summaries from the PreEmptive Analytics product.

    SQL Server Data Tools   11.1.20627.00
    Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools

    Text Macros for Visual Studio 2012/2013/2015   1.8
    Brings back text-editing macro support in Visual Studio 2012/2013/2015

    Windows Driver Kit   6.2.9200.20557
    Headers, libraries, and tools needed to develop, debug, and test Windows drivers (msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg487428.aspx)

    Thanks,

    Scott


    Scott

    Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:22 PM

Answers

  • Hi Jack,

    Thanks for the reply.

    Turns out a .NET framework update was installing in the background, for several sessions (I don't leave the PC on when I'm not using it), so the install ran over a couple of sessions.  At least this is my best guess.  I was just about to reinstall Visual Studio, when I noticed the update was running in the background.  Once it completed, all my VS projects would again open OK and I could create new projects.  Mystery solved.

    Thanks,

    Scott


    Scott

    Saturday, May 14, 2016 4:42 PM

All replies

  • Hi Scott,

    Do you mean that all projects have the same issue? How about creating a new simple app? Please make sure that it has the project templates in your VS IDE.

    Since it worked well before, I suggest you repair your VS, and then check it again.

    If still no help, please use http://aka.ms/vscollect  to gather the VS and .Net Frameowrk installation logs. After using it, you will find vslogs.cab from %temp% folder. Please upload the file to Onedrive and share the link here.

    Best Regards,

    Jack


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    Saturday, May 14, 2016 8:00 AM
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  • Hi Jack,

    Thanks for the reply.

    Turns out a .NET framework update was installing in the background, for several sessions (I don't leave the PC on when I'm not using it), so the install ran over a couple of sessions.  At least this is my best guess.  I was just about to reinstall Visual Studio, when I noticed the update was running in the background.  Once it completed, all my VS projects would again open OK and I could create new projects.  Mystery solved.

    Thanks,

    Scott


    Scott

    Saturday, May 14, 2016 4:42 PM
  • Hi Scott,

    Glad to know that this issue has been resolved, if so, would you please mark your reply as the answer? So it would be helpful for other members who meet the same issue, and I could close this case for you.

    Have a nice day,

    Jack


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