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Posted on 2001-07-22
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system: Dell PIII 1000, 256M, win2k pro. SP1, Office XP Sm Business
Edition

i am having a conflict problem with one of my programs. i get a gpf when
i launch the program [captool] unless i kill ctfmon first.

error message:
general protection fault in module CAPTOOL.EXE at 0005:59D3

-what is ctfmon?
-is it necessary?
-is there some way to keep it from starting?

ctfmon.exe     1092    C:\WINNT\System32\ctfmon.exe

it's properties form says it's name is cicero loader and it used to be
cicload.exe. the only reference
i can find to it in the MS KB is in Japanese, so not much help.
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From: AvonWyss  Date: 07/03/2001 01:51PM PST  
It's part of Offixe XP and known to be troublesome. Disable it by
removing it from the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Of course, removing the key will only prevent the system loading this
app on the next logon.

If you get an error when starting Offce XP, disable the "language bar",
and everything should be fine.  
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From: alk9  Date: 07/05/2001 02:38PM PST  
i spoke too soon. i deleted the ctfmon.exe key from
HKEY_LOCAL_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, rebooted
and everything was fine. i started Word, still ok. today i got the gpf
again and found that ctfmon was back. i have found that every time i use
Excel it starts ctfmon AND puts it back in the registry.
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alk9,

Ctfmon is the "Cicero Loader" and is part of the the speech features, as in text to speech etc. You can uninstall the speech features to get rid of it, or you may also try to disable it from the control panel. Removing the feature might be better though.

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