First of all, im new to the forum, so if this issue has been address sorry for making a repeat of a question. anyhow though... Recently i have been getting an error when i run the setup to any (or most) programs. the error reads as follows: "Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library [header] MSVCRT.DLL for Win32 Error: MSVCRT>DLL is not compatible with Win32s." most of the time, after that error i get a follow up message telling me that the application failed to initialize properly, then closes the setup. sometimes though the first error will pop up and nothing will happen when i click "ok", the program installs normally. my current OS is Windows2k pro, i have downloaded all available updates for my OS (all critical updates and some others). this is the first time i have ever had this problem and have never had it before this. anyone that knows where i might be able to get more info on fixing this or what i can do to fix it...please, share that with me.