- Click Start Menu
- Click All Programs, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio Tools
- Click Visual Studio Command Prompt (2010) shortcut
- At the command prompt type devenv /resetuserdata
- Nothing appear to happen for a few seconds, and then the command prompt appears indicating that the process has completed.
Saturday, 24 October 2009
Fixing the "application cannot start" issue
In my last blog post I described how dragging around the docked tool windows causes some type of corruption that means that Visual Studio 2010 will not load giving an error of "The application cannot start". I played around a bit with this until I decided that it must be some user data issue and hence I decided to reset all the settings that I had made in the brief time I had used VS2010. The way to do this is to use the /resetuserdata command line switch: