Uninstall Visual Studio Error

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    Uninstall Visual Studio Error

    Okay here is the deal. I have Microsoft Visual Studio 97 (6.0) I installed it some time ago on my PC. Now whenever I try to create a new project of any type I get memory errors. No problem I figure. I simply go to uninstall Visual Studio and get the following error immediately. "Setup is unable to open the data file setup.stf". So now I'm in a bind. Has anyone experienced this before? Please help me I sincerely need to be coding for school soon.
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    I know this isn't a solution but...maybe you could use a different compiler until your problem is resolved?

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    One of the most obvious way of solving your problem is to re-install the whole thing. Then try to open a new project again or uninstall again.

    It's because that it seems that you have some missing program file for your VC so, I reckon reinstalling the whole thing would do you good.
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    Originally posted by netboy
    One of the most obvious way of solving your problem is to re-install the whole thing. Then try to open a new project again or uninstall again.

    It's because that it seems that you have some missing program file for your VC so, I reckon reinstalling the whole thing would do you good.
    That's all well and good except at the end of the installation I get a "Unable to register ____.dll" and it says setup did not complete successfully. Cannot think of the exact DLL at the moment.

    >>I know this isn't a solution but...maybe you could use a different compiler until your problem is resolved?

    My team and I wrote the game using MSVC++ so I could write some code in notepad but to test it I really need to be able to open the project and mess around with it. Good suggestion though.
    "...the results are undefined, and we all know what "undefined" means: it means it works during development, it works during testing, and it blows up in your most important customers' faces." --Scott Meyers

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    Just one more wrong move. -KEN-'s Avatar
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    you COULD always bypass the IDE and compile your code the old-fashioned way...

    Of course I don't expect you to type in all the compiler switches or anything...I'm thinkgin Batch files, here.

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    Originally posted by -KEN-
    you COULD always bypass the IDE and compile your code the old-fashioned way...

    Of course I don't expect you to type in all the compiler switches or anything...I'm thinkgin Batch files, here.
    Yeah I was thinking make files (same thing?) but I'm at the end of my break in Florida and about to fly back home. The damage has already been done by me not coding so it doesn't matter much now. My copy works up in Seattle and thats all that counts. Thanks for the suggestion though.
    "...the results are undefined, and we all know what "undefined" means: it means it works during development, it works during testing, and it blows up in your most important customers' faces." --Scott Meyers

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    I had the same problem few months ago. Save your valuable data, manual delete the Visual Studio 6.0 and then run System Mechanic or other good software for cleaning up the registry and then install the VS again.
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    I think your best bet is to completely wipe out the install of visual studio and redo it... screw that batch file BS -Ken- suggested... that's a waste of time...
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    screw that batch file BS -Ken- suggested... that's a waste of time...
    You got that right.
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    &TH of undefined behavior Fordy's Avatar
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    I believe if you run the setup for Visual Studio, it will allow you the option of removing parts or the whole thing

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    Originally posted by Fordy
    I believe if you run the setup for Visual Studio, it will allow you the option of removing parts or the whole thing
    That's what I had been trying to do but it gave me DLL errors. Eventually I had to re-register the DLL that was corrupt. THEN delete the whole directory manually because ADD/REMOVE programs didn't take away everything for some reason. Finally after much time it works. At any rate I am in Seattle now and my copy has always worked here.

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