Friday, December 11, 2009

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Crashing on Startup?

I had Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 installed and running for a few weeks, and then suddenly, it started crashing every time I tried to start it. I uninstalled, re-installed, etc., but the problem turned out to be a font viewer program I had installed. For some reason, the date-time modified of some random ttf file in the Windows Fonts folder had gotten changed.

Microsoft has a workaround posted at . I downloaded a freeware program called "FileTouch" from After I opened a DOS window, navigated to the %windir%\Fonts folder, and ran "FileTouch wingdng3.ttf", Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 started up with no problems.


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