You said run blank project, did you mean this error message occur when creating a project, or run/debug the project?
To resolve the Visual Studio IDE issues, we can collect the log files and analyze them. Would you please follow the steps below to get the log files?
Visual Studio Command Prompt (2008) under
Start menu -> All Programs -> Microsoft Visual Studio 2008-> Visual Studio Tools (run it with Administrator privilege: right-click the program -> Run as administrator);
2.Enable Visual Studio log to logs all activity to the specified log path.
Please try running Devenv.exe /log <log path> in Command Prompt, the log files will be generated in the
<log path>. Then you can check and analyze the log file to see if there is anything incorrect.
And below is some common troubleshooting steps:
running devenv /Safemode to see if you can apply it correctly. This can eliminate the possibility that third party Add-ins or packages are causing problems.
-Reboot the machine into
Safe Mode. This can isolate some third party application/driver's interference.
-Switch to try a new user account. This can rule out the possibility of corrupted user profile.