Recently our organization applied a Microsoft security update part of which was KB2742596. We have both Windows XP SP3 as well as Windows 7 systems. After the update on Windows XP SP3 machines a custom application has stopped working. On start-up it simply crashes without any error message. I rebuilt the application with some exception handling and I get the following error message:
COM Error Occured in - Source:<EMPTY>, Description:<EMPTY>, Error: 16387
What could possibly cause this error? I also have to mention the same application if started from Visual Studio in Release mode with debugging enabled and Optimization disabled does not crash (standalone version does). Also, the COM error is not descriptive enough.
Environment: Windows XP SP3 on Dell Optiplex 760. .Net 3.5. Visual Studio 2008.