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After reinstalling the Visual Studio Professional 2017, since then I used to get the error message as The application cannot start, while opening the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 17

I had repaired and reinstalled but still the problem exist.

The application cannot start[^]

What I have tried:

SQL Server Management Studio 2016: The application cannot start
SQL Server Management Studio 2012 Application Cannot Start
SSMS : How to fix SQL Server Management Studio not opening problem
SSMS 17.8.1 error on startup: 'The application cannot start'
Updated 3-Nov-19 20:07pm
Richard Deeming 5-Nov-19 15:47pm
Maybe you could try installing the latest version of SSMS - v17 is almost a year behind:
Download SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) - SQL Server | Microsoft Docs[^]

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Contact Microsoft tech support:[^] and explain to them. It's a known problem and they have solutions (or it was with SQL 2016): Visual Studio 2017 install breaks SQL Server Managment Studio 2016 - Developer Community[^]

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