Hey, I've got a problem that according to Google does not seem to be all that common, so it's kind of a long shot looking for help here... but does anyone have any experience with Visual Studio failing and being unable to reinstall? Everything was going fine on Saturday, then on Sunday morning I fire up VS and open a project and it doesn't show anything in the solution explorer, but there's an error across the bottom (sorry, didn't record it, didn't realize how bad this was going to get).
Then I try to close the program and get more errors, such that I have to go to Task Manager to kill it. Come back in and try opening a different project, same behavior. Then it gets interesting - I try to uninstall, and get messages about a bunch of things it couldn't uninstall on its own (like the redistributables, Azure, etc.). Try to reinstall anyway and come back to same problems.
Then I go through add/remove programs and manually uninstall a huge pile of c++ redistributables, reinstall, no change. Then I google a bit and find out about the cache folders in AppData/Local and/or Roaming, and delete them too. Uninstall/reinstall VS. No change.
I'm starting to wonder if I'm going to have to do a full pave and reinstall windows here, WTF?? I only had one bug to fix.
Would accept all forms of advice, hand-holding, or simply commiseration.