If Visual Studio
2010 Beta2 (all systems) or RC (Win7) crashes every time at startup, you may
have hit a known issue that we are working to resolve. It is uncommon (but possible)
to update fonts in a strange enough order to cause the font cache to think a
file has gone missing. Once this happens an exception will be thrown causing Visual Studio to crash. We have
fixed this for Vista and XP (RC & later builds) and will create a QFE for
Win7 in time for the release of Visual Studio 2010. In the mean time, please
work around this issue with the following steps.
Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 220.127.116.11 service (or kill
– %SystemDrive%\Documents and
Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Application Data.
and you should be able to use Visual Studio.