Error: Debugging Isn't Possible Because a Kernel Debugger is Enabled on the System
Visual Studio .NET 2003
When debugging managed code, you may get the following error message:
Debugging isn't possible because a kernel debugger is enabled on the system
This message occurs when you try to debug managed code on a system running Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP that has been started in debug mode.
To fix this problem
- Locate boot.ini on your System drive (usually C:\). The boot.ini file may be hidden and read-only, so you will need to use the following command to see it:
- Open boot.ini using Notepad and remove the following options:
/debug /debugport /baudrate
- Reboot the machine.
- Restart Visual Studio .NET and debug.