Thoughts about setup and deployment issues, WiX, XNA, the .NET Framework and Visual Studio
All postings are provided AS IS
with no warranties, and confer no rights. Additionally, views expressed
herein are my own and not those of my employer, Microsoft.
Some customers have seen an error dialog launching the Visual Studio IDE after uninstalling VS 2005 beta 1 or one of the VS 2005 Community Tech Previews (CTPs). The exact text of the dialog is A problem was encountered loading the Microsoft Visual Studio menu. Please run setup and select Repair. In these scenarios, rerunning setup and trying to repair does not solve the problem.
You can workaround this issue by doing the following:
After choosing a development profile, the IDE should launch normally.
The root cause of this issue is exactly the same as the toolbox issue that I describe in this article.