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DevEnv - The application failed to initialize properly (0xc00000ba). by 9306A135-FB97-4EF7-AF10-6377769224DA


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Type: Bug
ID: 202637
Opened: 9/14/2006 2:50:10 AM
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Description

Hi,

When I try to open devenv 8.0.50727.42 I get the error:
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc00000ba). Click on OK to terminate the application.

What does this mean and how do I fix it?

I have tried:
Renaming all application data
Performing a Repair on DevEnv

These have no effect.

Thank you for your help.

Yours sincerely,

Graham Barnett
BEng, ACGI, MCSD/ MCAD .Net, MCSE/ MCSA 2003, CompTIA Sec+
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Posted by 9306A135-FB97-4EF7-AF10-6377769224DA on 11/4/2006 at 9:27 AM
This is not a setup problem. Follow the steps given on a working copy of devenv at any time - if you are not able to follow the steps please escalate to somebody who can - and devenv will not be able to start. This is a validation issue - the default Cache Folder folder should never be permitted to be the same folder as the devenv executable and the UI should prevent it being set to that. In fact there is an argument that is should never be set to any folder with an executable in [certainly without warning you!].
Posted by 9306A135-FB97-4EF7-AF10-6377769224DA on 11/4/2006 at 9:26 AM
This is not a setup problem. Follow the steps given on a working copy of devenv at any time - if you are not able to follow the steps please escalate to somebody who can - and devenv will not be able to start. This is a validation issue - the default Cache Folder folder should never be permitted to be the same folder as the devenv executable and the UI should prevent it being set to that. In fact there is an argument that is should never be set to any folder with an executable in [certainly without warning you!].
Posted by Microsoft on 11/1/2006 at 7:44 AM
The error code has the following meaning:
    The file that was specified as a target is a directory and the caller specified that it could be anything but a directory

It seems likely that there's a file system issue somewhere. Problems during initialization can be pretty difficult to track down. I'd recommend picking up a utility like Filemon from www.sysinternals.com assist you in tracking down where the issue is. You may need some assistance to do this. If you do, then there are a number of support options including the Microsoft forums at forums.microsoft.com and Microsoft Product Support at www.microsoft.com/support.

regards,
Shaun Miller
The Visual C++ Team
Posted by 9306A135-FB97-4EF7-AF10-6377769224DA on 9/29/2006 at 3:35 AM
This bug has nothing to do with installation and can be reproduced at any time with a working install of VC8.
Posted by Microsoft on 9/28/2006 at 6:18 PM
Can you provide the Setup logs from the install?
Posted by 9306A135-FB97-4EF7-AF10-6377769224DA on 9/15/2006 at 7:34 AM
If you take the default path [empty] for the debugging symbols Cache Folder then folders will be created in the same place as the devenv.exe exe with the same names as DLL names.

This means that DevEnv cannot be opened with the described error.

Using Depends on it helps show the problem.

To fix, delete all the cached symbol folders and ensure that you set the Tools:Options:Debugging:Symbols Cache Symbols folder BEFORE you set the symbol paths.
Posted by 9306A135-FB97-4EF7-AF10-6377769224DA on 9/15/2006 at 7:33 AM
If you take the default path [empty] for the debugging symbols Cache Folder then folders will be created in the same place as the devenv.exe exe with the same names as DLL names.

This means that DevEnv cannot be opened with the described error.

Using Depends on it helps show the problem.

To fix, delete all the cached symbol folders and ensure that you set the Tools:Options:Debugging:Symbols Cache Symbols folder BEFORE you set the symbol paths.
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Posted by 9306A135-FB97-4EF7-AF10-6377769224DA on 11/4/2006 at 9:22 AM
Delete folders placed in same folder as devenv by devenv where the folder names are the same as the dll names that devenv needs to run