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I get this error whenever I try to start World of Warcraft, Audacity, or Blender. What does it mean, and how can I fix it? This is on Windows 7 64-bit.

This was all I could find in the event log:

It looks like all it logged was the appearance of the dialog box.

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Has the computer always done this, or is this new? Have you tried a System Restore back to a point when it DID work? Aynthing in the Event logs? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Mar 2 '13 at 17:04
It's done it long enough that a restore really isn't an option. Not sure where the logs are. – Zelda64fan Mar 2 '13 at 17:56
How-to Open Event Viewer – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Mar 2 '13 at 18:02
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That error is often caused by a faulty set of older (2005) C++ libraries.

Try removing and reinstalling them.

You can get an updated version from MS here: Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package ATL Security Update (or the original 64-bit version here).


I'm still pretty sure this is a Visual C++ runtime library problem. Perhaps it's not the 2005 version specifically in this case.

Check your Add/Remove Programs and determine which, if any, MS VC++ runtime libraries you have installed. And, as before, uninstall and reinstall them.

Here's some links to help you get them:

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That didn't seem to help, unfortunately. – Zelda64fan Mar 2 '13 at 18:17
See my edit. :) – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Mar 2 '13 at 20:38
OK, I uninstalled all the other versions I had & installed the ones you linked to--and it seems to work now. Thank you so much! I've been searching for a solution to this problem forever. – Zelda64fan Mar 2 '13 at 22:26
Glad it worked. :) – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Mar 2 '13 at 22:30

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