CUDA 1.1 - runnig on XP Not finding configuration files


I am fairly new to CUDA and I am trying to build an existing project under the CUDA SDK and am having build problems -

My OS is Wndows XP Prof. running on a Dell machine, I am using a Telsa C870 chip and have installed Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition and getting this build error -

Performing Custom Build Step
1>nvcc fatal : Visual Studio configuration file ‘(null)’ could not be found for installation at ‘C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio 8/VC/bin’

Any help would be much appreciated!

Try making an explicit link to the common7 folder:

nvcc.exe -ccbin “c:\program files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\tools”