I've compiled a relatively simple Direct3D9 program in C++. However, whenever I try to use the Debug runtime, this error pops up. According to all of the references I have found, this DLL is not listed to exist in Windows 7. At first, I figured it was a problem with my application. But I went to Windows Update and installed all the latest updates.
Now I have other applications which haven't been touched like Chrome which are reporting the same problem- the message box pops up often. I've reinstalled Visual Studio to no effect and run all the latest Windows patches, which also have had no effect.