Possible cause of VS IDE crash on shutdown after upgrading from VS 2005 beta 2

Some developers I know on the Visual Studio IDE team have been looking at online crash analysis data and have pin-pointed a possible root cause if you are seeing the VS IDE crash when you try to exit.  This particular scenario is caused by a file being left behind after uninstalling Visual Studio 2005 beta 2 and then installing the final release.  The file in question is named dteproperties.tlb and by default it is located at %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE.  You can check out this article for a complete description of this problem, including how to determine whether or not your system is susceptible to this issue and a couple of options for how to fix your system if it is hitting this issue.


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  1. Eric says:

    I too sometimes get a crash when closing Visual Studio 2005.   I checked your other article and I do have the correct version of the file ‘dteproperties.tlb’.

    Must be something else then.   I never installed the beta version of VS 2005.

    I do have VS 2003 and VS 2005 both installed though.

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