Error compiling C++ code...

So, I am using Windows Visual C++ 2008 edition, and I am having a rather lot of problems with it. Every time I compile my code, it comes up with this error:
"Failed to load and parse the Manifest. The system cannot find the file specified."
No matter what I put in there, it comes up with that. I compiled codes that I know to work because it has worked before, but it persists in giving me that message. I suspected that the source files were corrupt, but when I tried to delete them, it basically just flat out told me no without a reason. I am REALLY new to programming, so a simplistic answer would be great, by the way.
If there is any more information you need, I would be more than happy to give it to you, just tell me.
I thank the lovely person from the internet in advance, because I know I am really, painfully slow when it comes to programming, and I know I suck at it really badly.

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/*
 
   The C++ quiz show
 
           by
 
    Trin the tweety
 
*/
 
// Include the libraries
#include <iostream>
#include <string>
#include <fstream>
 
//Use the standard namespace
using namespace std;
 
// Declare global variables
int Guess;
int Winnings;
 
//Define the Question class
class Question
{
private:
   string Question_Text;
   string Answer_1;
   string Answer_2;
   string Answer_3;
   string Answer_4;
   int Correct_Answer;
   int Prize_Amount; // How much the question is worth
public:
   void setValues (string, string, string, string, string, int, int);
   void askQuestion ( );
};
 
void main ( )
{
   //Declare local variables
   int High_Score[5];
   string High_Score_Name[5];
   int Rank;
 
   // Initialize a high score at 0
   High_Score[4] = 0;
 
   // Input the high scores from a file
   ifstream Input_High_Scores;
   Input_High_Scores.open ("High_Scores.txt");
 
   for (int i = 0; i < 5; i++)
   {
      Input_High_Scores >> High_Score[i];
      Input_High_Scores >> High_Score_Name[i];
   }
   Input_High_Scores.close ( );
 
   if (High_Score[4] == 0)
   {
 
   //Initialize local variables
   High_Score[0] = 25000;
   High_Score[1] = 12000;
   High_Score[2] = 7500;
   High_Score[3] = 4000;
   High_Score[4] = 2000;
   High_Score_Name[0] = "Gwyneth";
   High_Score_Name[1] = "Adam";
   High_Score_Name[2] = "Nastasia";
   High_Score_Name[3] = "Nicolas";
   High_Score_Name[4] = "Dani";
   }
   // Show the title screen
   cout << "****************************" << endl;
   cout << "*                          *" << endl;
   cout << "*    The C++ Quiz show     *" << endl;
   cout << "*                          *" << endl;
   cout << "*             by           *" << endl;
   cout << "*                          *" << endl;
   cout << "*     Trin The Tweety      *" << endl;
   cout << "*                          *" << endl;
   cout << "****************************" << endl;
   cout << endl;
 
   // Create instances of Question
   Question q1;
   Question q2;
   Question q3;
   Question q4;
   Question q5;
   Question q6;
 
   // Set the values of the Question instances
   q1.setValues ("What does cout do?",
              "Eject a CD",
              "Send text to the printer",
              "Print text on the screen",
              "Play a sound",
              3,
              2500);
 
   q2.setValues ("What are the two sections in a class?",
              "public and local",
              "global and local",
              "global and private",
              "public and private",
              4,
              5000);
 
   q3.setValues ("What does cin do?",
              "Gets input from a file",
              "Gets input from the user",
              "Gets input from the computer",
              "Gets the letter c",
              2,
              2500);
 
   q4.setValues ("Which library lets you use the cout command?",
              "string",
              "cmath",
              "fstream",
              "iostream",
              4,
              4000);
   
   q5.setValues ("Which namespace have you used in this course?",
              "std",
              "public",
              "private",
              "include",
              1,
              3000);
   
   q6.setValues ("Which value below could an int variable hold?",
              "Harry",
              "-3.42",
              "792",
              "October 26",
              3,
              3000);
 
   // Ask the questions
   q1.askQuestion ( );
   q2.askQuestion ( );
   q3.askQuestion ( );
   q4.askQuestion ( );
   q5.askQuestion ( );
   q6.askQuestion ( );
 
   if (Winnings >= High_Score[4])
   {
      //Get user's rank
      for (int i = 4; Winnings >= High_Score[i] && i >= 0; i--)
      {
         Rank =i;
      }
      
      //Rearrange the high scores list
      for (int i = 4; i != Rank; i--)
      {
         High_Score[i] = High_Score[i-1];
         High_Score_Name[i] = High_Score_Name[i-1];
      }
 
      cout << "You got a high score!" << endl;
      cout << "Please enter your name." << endl;
      cin >> High_Score_Name[Rank];
      High_Score[Rank] = Winnings;
   }
 
   // Print the high score list
   cout << "High Score List" << endl;
   cout << endl;
   for (int i = 0; i< 5; i++)
   {
      cout << High_Score[i] << " " << High_Score_Name[i] << endl;
   }
 
   // Output the high scores to a file
   ofstream Output_High_Scores;
   Output_High_Scores.open ("High_Scores.txt");
 
   for (int i = 0; i< 5; i++)
   {
      Output_High_Scores << High_Score[i] << endl;
      Output_High_Scores << High_Score_Name[i] << endl;
   }
   Output_High_Scores.close ( );
 
   system ("PAUSE");
}
 
// Stores values for Question variables
void Question::setValues (string q, string a1, string a2, string a3, string a4, int ca, int pa)
{
   Question_Text = q;
   Answer_1 = a1;
   Answer_2 = a2;
   Answer_3 = a3;
   Answer_4 = a4;
   Correct_Answer = ca;
   Prize_Amount = pa;
}
 
void Question::askQuestion ( )
{
   // Ask the question
   cout << endl;
   cout << Question_Text << endl;
   cout << "1. " << Answer_1 << endl;
   cout << "2. " << Answer_2 << endl;
   cout << "3. " << Answer_3 << endl;
   cout << "4. " << Answer_4 << endl;
   cout << endl;
 
   // Ask for a guess
   cout << "What is your answer?" << endl;
   cin >> Guess;
 
   // If user guesses right, add Prize_Amount to Winnings
   if (Guess == Correct_Answer)
   {
      cout << endl;
      cout << "You are correct." << endl;
      Winnings = Winnings + Prize_Amount;
      cout << "You just won $" << Prize_Amount << "!" << endl;
      cout << "Total winnings: $" << Winnings << endl;
      cout << endl;
   }
   else
   {
      cout << endl;
      cout << "You are not correct." << endl;
      cout << "Total winnings: $" << Winnings << endl;
      cout << endl;
   }
}
This may be happening because your project was saved in a read-only space (Microsoft VS does not have the proper permission to edit the files in the project). I suggest you create a fresh project and save it somewhere that you know you have access to. That, or just run VS in administrative mode.

Also, the main function must always return int and you have to #include <stdlib.h> if you want to use system(), which I strongly suggest that you do not use (read here: http://www.cplusplus.com/forum/articles/11153/ ). You could use printf("Press the \"ENTER\" key to continue . . . "); getchar(); instead.
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Thank you, so much! :)
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