I am attempting to create a new mobile app using VB in visual studio 2008. I select "File" "New Project". Select "Smart Device" in new project window. Select the "Smart Device Project" from templates. Select ".NET Framework 3.5". Select "OK" and get the dreaded "object reference not set to an instance of an object"

I have tried the following suggestion with no joy.

You can execute the below in command prompt:
"%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe" /ResetSkipPkgs
Most likely this method (resetting skipped packages) can also solve some other "cryptic" per-user problems of Visual Studio 2008

I have since unloaded and reloaded visual studio with the same results. Please help.