How to fix "ERROR: Unrecoverable build error - 0x80029C4A"

ezG 30 Reputation points
2023-02-27T15:36:57.6933333+00:00

I'm running

Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2022 (64-bit) - Current Version 17.4.5

Suddenly this morning, I'm getting this error. I've tried some threads on StackOverflow, but they're quite old.

I'm on Windows 10

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  1. José Antonio Campero Morales 105 Reputation points
    2023-02-28T01:39:21.6166667+00:00

    It can be caused by a variety of factors, but it usually indicates a problem with the Visual C++ redistributable packages or a corrupted system file. Here are some steps you can try to fix the error:

    1. Repair or reinstall Visual C++ redistributable packages: Go to "Control Panel" > "Programs and Features", and locate the "Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable" packages installed on your system. Select each package one by one and click on "Repair" or "Uninstall/Change" and then "Repair". If the repair option is not available, try uninstalling the package and then reinstalling it from Microsoft's website.
    2. Check for system file corruption: Run the System File Checker (SFC) tool to check for and repair corrupted system files. Open a Command Prompt window with administrator privileges and run the command "sfc /scannow". This will scan your system for any corrupted files and attempt to repair them.
    3. Check for Windows Updates: Make sure your Windows 10 operating system is up to date. Go to "Settings" > "Update & Security" > "Windows Update" and click on "Check for updates". Install any available updates.
    4. Disable antivirus software: Sometimes antivirus software can interfere with the build process. Try disabling your antivirus software temporarily and see if that resolves the issue.
    5. Reinstall Visual Studio: If none of the above steps work, try uninstalling and then reinstalling Visual Studio.
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