.NET Application may crash at startup for specific users if user.config file is corrupt

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Action

A user starts an application.

Result



The application works fine for other users on the same machine, but for one user, the application crashes with an error entry in the event log like this:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: .NET Runtime 2.0 Error Reporting
Event Category: None
Event ID: 5000
Date: 07/22/2008
Time: 1:27:00 PM
User: N/A
Computer: <application_name>
Description:
EventType clr20r3, P1 <app_name>.exe, P2 4.0.5.0, P3 4880b494, P4 system.configuration, P5 2.0.0.0, P6 461ef187, P7 2cc, P8 1c, P9 ioibmurhynrxkw0zxkyrvfn0boyyufow, P10 NIL.

Cause

The user.config file may be corrupted.  This file is generally found in the folder
"...\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\<application_name>\...\user.config"

Resolution

Delete the user.config file and let the application recreate it.

More Information

Application Settings Architecture

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Article ID: 956762 - Last Review: June 21, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server
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