Unable to start Program?

I want to get started on C++ programming at a basic level on my Windows 7 laptop, I have VB Express 2010 downloaded, but whenever I create a project and run it, it tells me there are errors (even though I havent coded anything and all the code was there by default) and then gives me this message:

"Unable to start program "C:\Users\Fabio.Fabio-PC\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\test2\Debug\test2.exe"

I also get this
"1>------ Build started: Project: test2, Configuration: Debug Win32 ------
1>LINK : fatal error LNK1123: failure during conversion to COFF: file invalid or corrupt
========== Build: 0 succeeded, 1 failed, 0 up-to-date, 0 skipped =========="

Now, I am a total beginner and I have no clue what a compiler is or anything, so can someone explain this to me in very simple terms and walk me through what I have to do in order to code and run C++ programs

Thanks in advance
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Try deleteing the project and create a new one.
I too had same problem when i started like you ...

do these two things:
1) go to notepad and save the new file with.cpp extension where ever u wish
then open VS 10 go to file>open> and the file you just saved.
write the program compile it and it will automatically build a project

2)drop ms visual studio all together and try better alternative "Quincy2005"
it uses gcc compiler and it not command line at all
it is very good for beginner like me.... it is also less resource consuming too..
try it out
cheers....!!!!!!!!!
parjanya
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