A while back various people on the asp.net blogs were raving about resharper. Now aside from the "you're not refactoring, you're rewriting, you agile marketing muppet" factor the syntax highlighting as you code looked useful (this is coming in Whidbey anyway, but why wait?). So I downloaded it, installed it, and when I started Visual Studio I got errors all over the place. Rather than spend time trying to figure out why, I uninstalled the product and dismissed it (I expect plugins to work).

The wedding got in the way (more on that later), and today was the first time I tried to add a new page to my web site. This happened;

Could not run the
'D:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003
\VC#\CSharpProjectItems\LocalProjectItems\..\CSharpAddWebFormWiz.vsz' wizard.

Uh-oh. OK, so I fired up an application project I'm working on and got;

Could not run the
'D:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003
\VC#\CSharpProjectItems\LocalProjectItems\..\CSharpAddWinFormWiz.vsz' wizard.

Marvellous. Reinstall and repair time. That's not a simple process. So, up comes google and a desperate search begins. Google groups gave a couple of unanswered hits on error number one, but error number two finally produced an answer from Pete Davis.

It looks like the ReSharper un-install removed some assembly registrations which belonged to Visual Studio. Great. The type library regisration tool on Pete's page works perfectly and Visual Studio is back to normal.

(While doing all this I got an X-Box alert, "MrPersauder is playing Halo 2". Damn you Steve!).