After installing SP2, Visual Studio can't create or open ASP.NET projects

bckeagle

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I have been using the notebook from my job to program an ASP .NET application for university. I was using Visual Studio .NET 2002 and everything worked perfectly. The problem started when support people installed Service Pack 2 in my Windows XP Professional notebook. Since then Visual Studio cannot create or open an ASP .NET project. I tried installing Visual Studio .NET 2003 but it doesn't work either. When I try to create a new ASP.NET project, for example: "NewTest" i get this error message: "The Web server reported the following error when attempting to create or open the Web project located at the following URL: 'http://localhost/NewTest'. 'A connection with the server could not be established'". If anybody knows any way to solve this problem please let me know as soon as possible.

Thanks!!
 

Paszt

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First, check if your webServer is running.

If it is, check the new fireWall installed with SP2, it may be blocking the webRequests. I don't know much about the configuration of the new Firewall as I uninstalled SP2 quickly after installing it due to similar problems.
 

bckeagle

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Thanks! the web server was running and the firewall was turned off. But I finally found out what the problem was: Later I realized that apart from the SP2 they had installed a new version of McAfee Viruscan antivirus. After disabling its service, everything went back to normality. I don't think this is the best solution but at least now I can continue developing.
 
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