Hello @Tony Lewis ,
Thank you for taking time to post this issue in Microsoft Q&A forum.
I don’t see the attached file, could you please attach the file again or maybe share us some screenshots to confirm the file and this issue?
If you can confirm that the file was generated upon startup of the PC without starting VS, then probably it was not automatically generated by Visual Studio. May I ask how did you find/know that it may be generated by Visual Studio?
Currently I think you can first check if you have installed any extensions/antivirus/applications which may generate the corresponding file, as you know, just for example, some applications may generate log files.
Besides, I may also suggest you try to scan your machine(Settings => Update & Security => Windows Security => Virus & threat protection => Scan options => Full scan => Scan now)
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Hi @Tony Lewis,
Thanks for sharing the .txt file.
May I ask, where is this file automatically stored? And what’s the name of this .txt file?
From the message in this file, looks like it’s related to the installation of Visual C++ Redistributable package. Did you install this package, or did you fail to install this package? Or maybe you installed any other applications which may need this package to be installed, but it failed to install this package?
If so, try to use troubleshooter to install it again, if it doesn’t work, try to use troubleshooter to uninstall any similar installed Visual C++ Redistributable packages and then install the latest one and test again.
Please let us know if it works.