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Cannot start Visual Studio 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Cannot start Visual Studio 2013 in my computer with the following error. 

    Could not load type 'ProcessDpiAwareness' from assembly 'WindowsBase, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublickeyToken.......

    Please help how to solve it?

    Friday, August 18, 2017 2:55 AM

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  • Hi Frankie CH Chan,

    Does your Visual Studio 2013 could be opened before?

    If it could be opened before, please check whether you have installed any Visual Studio extensions/plugins recently. You could try open Visual Studio in safe mode, which could help us confirm whether this issue related to Visual Studio extesions/plugins.

    And please open your Visual Studio as administrator to make sure it has enough permissions to access all assemblies.

    If it could not be opened after installing, there should be some problem on Visual Studio installation. Please try repair your Visual Studio.

    In addition, please make sure your Visual Studio has installed the latest version of update.

    Best Regards,
    Weiwei


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    Monday, August 21, 2017 2:28 AM
  • Hi Weiwei,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I used Visual Studio 2013 for a long time in my computer before. The problem happened some weeks ago and I tried to uninstall Visual Studio and install it again. However, the same error show up and I cannot start the Visual Studio.

    I checked control panel and saw Microsoft.NET Framework 4.6.1 (version 4.6.01055) are installed some weeks ago.

    I got the same error when I open Visual Studio as administrator.

    Where can I get the latest version of update? Is the update work for Visual Studio 2013?

    Best regards,

    Frankie

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 9:42 AM
  • Hi Frankie,

    >> I checked control panel and saw Microsoft.NET Framework 4.6.1 (version 4.6.01055) are installed some weeks ago.

    Please try uninstall the .NET Framework 4.6.1 from control panel and then reinstall again.

    If your Visual Studio 2013 installer is downloaded before update 5 release, you need to re-download a new installer which contains the latest update. You could download the latest version of Visual Studio 2013 from below link.

    https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/releasenotes/vs2013-update5-vs

    Since you have reinstalled and the error still exist, 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,
    Weiwei


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    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:34 AM
  • Hi Weiwei,

    I tried uninstall .NET Framework 4.6.1 and also tried reinstall Visual Studio 2013 with update 5 release. However, I still got the same error message and cannot run Visual studio.

    Please find a vslogs.zip file from below link

    https:\\1drv.ms/f/s!AmJ4q8rsqpKHaia3ELY6czf1iHw

    Thanks and Best Regards,

    Frankie

    Friday, August 25, 2017 4:32 AM
  • Hi Frankie,

    The installion log file is empty that you shared. Please re-collect again to make sure there has installation logs and share again. Thanks.

    Before collect the installation logs, please make sure whether it is related to corrupted .net frameworks, please take the following steps to see if it helps:

    1. You can try run “SFC /scannow” to repair the embed .NET first, refer to:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833

    2. Use .NET Framework Setup Verification Tool to verify the .NET Frameworks on your machine, you can download from here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/10/13/8999004.aspx

    By using it, you will find the log file under %TEMP% folder, see the first 15 lines and the last 15 lines.


    If the exit code != 0, it means that your .NET installed incorrectly, please first use .NET Framework Repair Tool to repair it, http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30135

    Best Regards,
    Weiwei


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    Friday, August 25, 2017 8:32 AM
  • Hi Frankie,

    What about this problem now?

    If still exist, do you have collect the installation log again and do you have checked the .NET Framework installation?

    Any updates, please feel free to let me know.

    Best Regards,
    Weiwei


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    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 7:48 AM