Article ID: 917635 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 431458 (SQLBUDT)
Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure to back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
When you uninstall any one of the following products, registry keys that Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 requires may be removed:
Additionally, Visual Studio 2005 may stop responding.
Class not Registered
This issue occurs because SSMSE removes some registry keys that Visual Studio requires during the uninstallation process.
To resolve this issue, you must repair the registry. To do this, follow these steps:
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.