Possible cause of VS IDE crash on shutdown after upgrading from VS 2005 beta 2
Some developers I know on the Visual Studio IDE team have been looking at online crash analysis data and have pin-pointed a possible root cause if you are seeing the VS IDE crash when you try to exit. This particular scenario is caused by a file being left behind after uninstalling Visual Studio 2005 beta 2 and then installing the final release. The file in question is named dteproperties.tlb and by default it is located at %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE. You can check out this article for a complete description of this problem, including how to determine whether or not your system is susceptible to this issue and a couple of options for how to fix your system if it is hitting this issue.