GPF in Devshl.dll when starting VC++

If you experience a GPF in devshl.dll when starting VC++, try the following to see if it makes a difference. I posted these directions on a usenet newsgroup in response to a plea for help and a few people replied that it did the trick for them.

Start regedit Open HKCU\Software\Microsoft\DevStudio\6.0 (or 5.0). Select the Layout key Press F2 and rename it Layout.sav Try opening VC++ again If this fixes your GPF, close VC++, go back to regedit, delete the new Layout key and rename Layout.sav to Layout. Open the Layout key and find all the values whose names start with Layout(ie HKCU\Software\Microsoft\DevStudio\6.0\Layout: value Layout0) and delete them. If you can't find any values named Layout? using regedit, then try using regedt32 - the UI isn't as nice, but it's not as buggy as regedit.


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  • Can you explain this problem

    Posted by Legacy on 01/31/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: oij

    Thanks !
    I have reinstalled msdev and windows several times the problem was remaining.
    I came to codeguru and no problem now

  • IPF in Kernel32.dll

    Posted by Legacy on 08/12/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Ben Saucer

    When I start VC++ 6 I get MSDEV caused an IPF in Kernel32.dll How can I fix this?

  • Layout?

    Posted by Legacy on 08/12/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Ben Saucer

    I know how to use regedit, but I can't find a "Layout" key. I can't find "Regedt32" either. I have win98.

  • Even worked for Debug return crash

    Posted by Legacy on 04/21/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Matthew Clarke

    Thanks it even worked for a problem I had when exiting Debug mode and DEVSHL.DLL crashed.

    Thanks again.

  • Works fine!

    Posted by Legacy on 01/23/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Mikael

    It does the trick. You've saved my afternoon, thanks!

  • Thank you very much

    Posted by Legacy on 06/06/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Franco Gerevini

    I am very grateful to you for this tip of yours. I was about to re-install Visual C++ when I had the good idea of searching the CodeGuru database. You saved me from hours of stress. Thank you very much. Franco

  • Thanks, it worked!

    Posted by Legacy on 03/28/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Namrata

    I tried to reinstall VC++ 5.0 twice but devshl.dll error was still coming. I tried this method and now it works fine. thanks.

  • Thanks!!!

    Posted by Legacy on 02/11/2000 12:00am

    Originally posted by: John Graham

    Thanks, this did the trick.
    I can't believe I wasted 2 hours on this problem without coming to codeguru first.


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