Visual Studio 2012 won't start or it keeps crashing

Problem : Installed VS2012 Premium from our MSDN subscription and it was working fine the first couple of days but then I installed a few extensions I can't now start VS2012 and it gives the error

Error Msg:
Faulting application name: devenv.exe, version: 11.0.50727.1, time stamp: 0x5011ecaa
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17725, time stamp: 0x4ec49b8f
Exception code: 0xc0000374
Fault offset: 0x000ce6c3
Faulting process id: 0xee8
Faulting application start time: 0x01cd89bb777fc1dd
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll

OS :  WIndows 7 64 bit

Solution : 1.)

  1. Remove the key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers]. VS2012 loading but then crashing before I could do anything else (error in C:\Windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll)
  2. Then  remove:
    • [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0]
    • [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0_Config] and started again and is working fine.
You obviously will lost all  settings.

2.)  Running devenv.exe with the /SafeMode argument would probably will fixed it.

Reference: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12246224/visual-studio-2012-wont-start

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