I had the same problem with Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition. All the components are written in C++ and would not work in VB. Before downloading the express editions try this...
Find Visual C++.exe
Right click on it
Click on the Compatibility Tab
Look for Compatibility Mode
Check the box(Run this in compatibility mode for)
Then SELECT from the dropdown combo listbox "Windows XP with SP 2"
Try that, If that does not work then download the express edition of Visual C++
Thanks for such a quick response, but that is not for me. I was replying to a similar problem. I use VB 2K8. I am a database programmer. Thats all I do. Once again, Much Thanks for such a quick response.