Posts Tagged ‘Development’


Visual Studio Multiple Monitor crash solved

August 31, 2009

After re-arranging Visual Studio windows and moving my Output window to my 2nd monitor, my web project started crashing after it was built, giving an error BEX in msenv.dll, and an error for msenv.exe was logged in the Application Event Log. After some searching I came across a post referencing a hotfix for similar issues under KB960075, posted here. After downloading and installing, the issue was resolved. A new msenv.dll is placed onto the system that fixes the issue.


Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Setup Failure on 64-bit Vista Solved

September 12, 2008

When trying to update my Visual Studio 2008 to Service Pack 1 (I’m on Vista x64), the update for the remote debugger (KB945140) was halting with an error.  Checking the first log showed the message: Error 1324.The folder path ‘Program Files’ contains an invalid character.  Moving to the log file of the installer itself, the VS90sp1-KB945140-X64-ENU.msp patch, made a reference to an F:\PFILES folder instead of my normal Program Files folder.  

My F:\ drive is a virtual drive from PowerISO, which is used to mount disk images.  Turning off my virtual drives allowed the installation to proceed successfully.  I’m posting that here to remember for next time ;).  

I saw a post where this issue also was seen with another virtual drive utility, Virtual CloneDrive.  The installer seems to think they’re hard drives and is trying to install to them