error while trying to run project unable to start debugging. No such interface supported


I encountered the error above after trying to run a program in visual studio 2003.   At first I thought that I may have been trying to use a class or namespace outside the 1.1 .NET framework, but it was really something else.  So if you get the message “error while trying to run project unable to start debugging.  No such interface supported” when you run your project in Visual Studio, copy the text below into a text file, save it as a batch file (with a .bat extension) and double click on it.  It will update the necessary .dll files that you need to run Visual Studio.

Also, depending on the visual studio version that you have, you may need to modify the first four (4) paths.

—- Copy text below to a text file.  Save with a .bat extension.  Double click file —

cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VSA\7.1\VsaEnv\Packages\Debugger\
regsvr32 Sdm2.dll

cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\
regsvr32 Msdgb2.dll

cd C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\
regsvr32 mscordbi.dll

cd C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\
regsvr32 Pdm.dll

cd C:\WINDOWS\System32\
regsvr32 Shell32.dll

cd C:\WINDOWS\System32\
regsvr32 Browseui.dll

cd C:\WINDOWS\System32\
regsvr32 Mshtml.dll

cd C:\WINDOWS\System32\
regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll

cd C:\WINDOWS\System32\
regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll

cd C:\WINDOWS\System32\
regsvr32 msjava.dll

cd C:\WINDOWS\System32\
regsvr32 Urlmon.dll

cd C:\WINDOWS\System32\
regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll

Thanks to Jennifer Evans for posting this a while back (http://bytes.com/topic/visual-basic-net/answers/670649-no-such-interface-supported)

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