Visual C++ Runtime Error on Windows 2000 Server
Posted on 2013-01-09
Operating system is Windows 2000 Server SP4.
I am getting this popup:
Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
abnormal program termination.
XXX.YYY may be ntbackup.exe, mspaint.exe, or mmc.exe, wordpad.exe. Probably others as well.
I can launch without error: notepad.exe, calc.exe, cmd.exe.
I can't review the event logs because they bring up the mmc.exe error.
This condition is temporarily cured by a reboot, but I can't do that during business hours. In any case, it is likely to disrupt after-hours ntbackups.
I would welcome any thoughts about how to troubleshoot. Googling suggests a reinstall of SP4, but I suspect that might roll back a lot of more recent updates and I'm not sure how I would reapply post SP4 updates since my understanding is that Windows Update will no longer provide updates for Win2k.