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VSTS2010 crashes on opening the team explorer->My queries node

this does not repeat if MSN office communicator (2007 R2 version) is exited. the issue occurs only if MSN office communicator is up and running. (no issues reported by communicator though)

Any help in this regard?

Debug log:

Unable to cast COM object

of type 'CommunicatorAPI.MessengerClass' to interface type 'MessengerAPI.IMessenger2'. This operation failed because the QueryInterface call on the COM component for the interface with IID '{....}' failed due to the following error: Error loading type library/DLL. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80029C4A (TYPE_E_CANTLOADLIBRARY)).

Windows event log

EventType clr20r3, P1 devenv.exe, P2 10.0.30319.1, P3 4ba1fab3, P4 microsoft.teamfoundation.collaboration.microsoft, P5, P6 4c7d8ce4, P7 49, P8 0, P9 system.invalidcastexception, P10 NIL.

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I was getting the same crash after installing the VS2010 Power Tools.

Turning off the "Team Members" setting in the power tools fixed it for me.

More detail here:http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/725274/vs-2010-repeatedly-crashes-upon-attaching-to-a-process

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Welcome to Server Fault! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  slm Sep 9 '13 at 23:55

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