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After reinstalling Visual Studio 2003... I launch it and it closes immediately after the dialogue preparing to install.

What could be the problem.. I can not launch Visual studio 2003.

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your question is better suited for – Daniel A. White Jul 20 '10 at 16:26
Do you see any errors in your system's event log related to the crash? – Wallace Breza Jul 20 '10 at 21:02
You haven't told us anything. Are you on XP, Vista, or 7? are you running with admin or not? Are there raccoons making gestures outside your office window? – bmargulies Jul 20 '10 at 22:57
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Upgrade to Visual Studio 2010.

Update: Sorry, was just trying to make a little joke. VS 2003 is over 7 years old at this point. I seriously think it's about time to consider upgrading to a newer IDE. Both VS 2008 and VS 2010 support multi-targeting which will allow you to code against .NET 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 and 4 (in VS 2010).

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I wish..and I dont appreciate your answer – dotnet-practitioner Jul 20 '10 at 16:30

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