Recurrent problem with SEARCH--terminates with a C++ Runtime error


K

Ken

When I run Windows Search, it will almost always terminate with a
Runtime Error! Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Program: C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual
way. Please contact the application's support team for more information.


When I close that box, my desktop goes away (icons, task bar), although
I can continue with whatever windows are open until I am finished, then
I need to reboot.

Does anyone know what may be causing this error?

Thanks
Ken K
 
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PA Bear [MS MVP]

Ken said:
When I run Windows Search, it will almost always terminate with a
Runtime Error! Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Program: C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual
way. Please contact the application's support team for more information.


When I close that box, my desktop goes away (icons, task bar), although
I can continue with whatever windows are open until I am finished, then
I need to reboot.

Does anyone know what may be causing this error?

Is WinXP P3 installed?

Is Windows (Desktop) Search installed?

What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)?

Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
it)?
 
K

Ken

Is WinXP P3 installed?
Ages ago. I have always kept updates up-to-date
Is Windows (Desktop) Search installed?
No.


What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)?

Zone alarm (without anti-virus component running) and NOD32. Same
installation as on 3 other home systems,which do not share the problem.
All are up to date. No anti-spyware apps running. Indexer not running.

Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
bought it)?
Heavens no!
 
K

Ken

PA Bear [MS MVP] said the following on 7/5/2010 10:23 PM:
Is WinXP P3 installed?
I should also add WRT to the updates that my install of XP is on a
machine that I built a year ago, and this has been the only quirk that I
have encountered during that time. It is not the worst thing in the
world, but it can be a nuisance from time to time...
 
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Ken

Randem said the following on 7/6/2010 12:41 AM:
Make sure your C++ runtime files have been updated to the latest SP.
I downloaded the files for embedded C++ and rean the install, but it
asked for a license number, so I know I don't have that program. If C++
is a part of WinXP, then I must have those files, as I have the Pro
version with all of the updates.
 
J

John John - MVP

R

Randem

Unless you do the CUSTOM update you are only getting security updates which
do not update your software on security holes within the OS.
 
Z

Zan A. Doo

Huh? That makes no sense. Explain yourself.
: Unless you do the CUSTOM update you are only getting security updates
which
: do not update your software on security holes within the OS.
:
::
:
 
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R

Randem

NO one said it did... Learn to comprehend. Name calling is the first resort
for those who don't understand...
 
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R

Randem

You claim there is a link or website where it explains your option, where is
this website or link?
 
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