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Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Error Launching Desktop Apps

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Error Launching Desktop Apps


    Hello --

    I am receiving a Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Error when starting several programs, especially the one I need the most, Ivona Reader. I have attached the screen capture of the error, so that you may view the exact details.

    Also, when I attempt to start Adobe Acrobat XI (not Adobe Reader), nothing happens -- the application does not launch.

    I am working almost exclusively in the 'Desktop Mode' with Windows 8.1. Is there any way to just re-install the Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library?

    Please let me know. I appreciate your kind consideration of my issue. I will look forward to and await your reply.

    Best regards,

    ~Antonio
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    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Welcome to the Forums.

    If you search the forums for the terms
    runtime terminate

    you'll find several threads.
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    Windows 8.1


    Thanks, but these mostly refer to other programs, and not to the issue of troubleshooting the Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library runtime error.

    Anyone else? Please?
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    The runtime library is a DLL used to avoid linking the code directly into the exe. I don't know why they still set this as default since disk space is in the mukti TB range now. Since it is a shared library just about every program that uses it is an "other program."

    Searching the error msg is more likely to get a solution than searching the particular program. There are many causes to the error as it is pretty much a catch all like "an unhandled exception..." used by some compilers.

    Edit: If the library is actually mising I would start here: Latest Supported Visual C++ Downloads
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    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for the more helpful, informative reply! :-) Since this is happening with 2 programs on my system, I thought that there would be an easy way of finding out WHICH C++ redistributable library has been 'corrupted' or is not working right, and then to just re-download THAT. Apparently, it is not so easy, because the ERROR messages, like the one that I posted, give no clue as to which YEAR of runtime library that is having problems. Oh well, I will just find another work-around, UNLESS, you have any more ideas? :-) Either way, take good care and Happy Holidays! ~Antonio
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    The error is usually in the program rather than the DLL. It can often be that in some cases memory isn't deallocated since the programmer just relies on the fact the program closes and the OS will free the memory. Most often it's some error that only shows up in certain situations. I don't program very often in C++ anymore. Now and then to keep a hand in and /or try out new language features. But I think these errors tend to go away with static compiles(put everything in the exe.) First thing I do when installing a new MS compiler is change the default away from compiling with runtime DLLs.

    You could have a corrupted DLL but tracing down which one the program calls can be tricky. You would probably need one of those dependency checker programs that tells you all the DLLs called by an exe.
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