I recently installed PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and after that whenever I open any existing project’s solution, Visual studio crashes immediately. I looked at the event log to see if something is being logged or not. I saw following error in event log.
.NET Runtime version 2.0.50727.3603 – Fatal Execution Engine Error (7A036050) (80131506)
I googled to find out solution to fix it and I found one article posted by Michael Paladino. He suggested to add dependentAssembly list node in devenv.exe.config file. As he suggested I have added following entry in devenv.exe.config file (located at C:Program FilesMicrosoft Visual Studio 9.0Common7IDE (for 32 bit machine).
Search for below node in devenv.exe.config file.
Add below node right after node you see above.
Make sure the file path I have highlighted in bold text above exists because you might have Microsoft.PowerCommands.dll in different folder based on your PowerCommands setup or 32-bit/64-bit machine.