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Abnormal Program Termination Error

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I have built my program in release mode, and used install shield to create an install program. It will run fine on my machine but when I install it on other machines and go to run part of the program I get "Abnormal Program Termination Error". The program is an email program and I get the error when I try to send a message.

Any ideas
Thanks
Louise



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MDarling earned 50 total points
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are you perhaps relying on DLL's found only on your machine.

maybe your VC DLLs are newer and they are not being distributed.

you can use depends.exe (comes with VC++) to check what DLLs your app uses.

regards,
Mike.
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by:c_louise
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I checked the system dlls and they are the same on both machines but I am not sure how to check for all the other dll that the programs needs.

Louise
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is it a crash if so do you have a source address or a call stack that leads to the crash ?
You can use Drwatson to give you a call stack.
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by:c_louise
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I am not sure how to use Drwatson to give a call stack, or what the difference is between a crash or a call stack.
Louise
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by:ShaunWilde
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at the command prompt type 'drwatson' or 'drwtsn32' if on NT.

wait for crash

look in log files drwatson.log or drwtsn32.log at the crash location and the relating call stack.

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by:MDarling
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What happened here?

How come you have accepted my comment as an answer?  Have you found the solution?

regards,
Mike.

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I am not sure how to use Drwatson to give a call stack, or what the difference is between a crash or a call stack.
Louise
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by:c_louise
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Sorry MDarling, my mistake in accepting you comment, no I did not find the solution yet, still working on it.
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For ShaunWilde, do you mean a system crash. My system does not crash the program crashes, the system is fine.
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For ShaunWilde, do you mean a system crash. My system does not crash the program crashes, the system is fine.
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For ShaunWilde, do you mean a system crash. My system does not crash the program crashes, the system is fine.
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For ShaunWilde, do you mean a system crash. My system does not crash the program crashes, the system is fine.
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Why do I keep getting multiple comments?
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by:ShaunWilde
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no I do mean a program crash

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Why do I keep getting multiple comments?
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I typed in drwatson but I do not get any log files for this.
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I just checked the error and it is a debug error, maybe that makes a difference. I also get the error if I use the release version.
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I just checked the error and it is a debug error, maybe that makes a difference. I also get the error if I use the release version.
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by:ShaunWilde
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did you run drwatson and then your app

your app crashed - but your drwatson did not report any problems?

Is this what you are saying?
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I just checked the error and it is a debug error, maybe that makes a difference. I also get the error if I use the release version.
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Yes, I ran drwatson and then my application, but there were nor problems reported by drwatson. That is correct

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Yes, I ran drwatson and then my application, but there were nor problems reported by drwatson. That is correct

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