Visual Studio Problem - crashes on opening a file
Posted on 2003-02-20
I have MS Visual C++ 6.0 and have updated it with the latest service pack (5.0). However, every so often I will be presented with the following error dialogue
"DevStudio Macro Terminator: msdev.exe - Application error"
(Standard Error Dialogue Icon (White Cross on Red Circle))
"The Instruction at '<memory address> referenced memory at <address>'. The memory could not be 'read'.
Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on Cancel to debug the program"
If I click OK, I cannot open MSDEV again until I open the Win2k task manager and kill msdev.exe, a backlog of MSDEVs occur without actually displaying any of them or even the splashscreen for that matter.
This happens when I click a .c or .cpp file to open it for working on; occasionally when I open a .dsw file also.
It does not happen however when I drag one of the afforementioned files into the developer window - the file opens fine.
The most frustrating thing about this is the fact that it does not happen all of the time - just on random occasions. I have tried reinstalling the program but this has not succeeded in resolving the problem.
Hope someone can tell me what is going on and how I can stop it.