AutoCAD fails to launch with an unhandled exception

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I upgraded to AutoCAD 2013 yesterday and I suddenly find myself pestered by a silly pop up message. I tried to assign a pallet orientation to Quickcalculator on the CUI editor and then save my workspace and exit. I tried launching AutoCAD again and I get the unhandled exception shown below. This error occurs irrespective of the left or right pallet orientation assigned. If try to click continue, Quickcalculator is no longer docked and it floats around. I have never seen this happen in AutoCAD 2012. I tried resetting AutoCAD to default settings and tried to recreate the scenario. And I still get this error. I undocked the Quickcalculator from my workspace. But this too did nothing to improve my situation. What is causing this annoying error? Does anybody have a fix for this issue, please? I am all ears. Thanks in advance.


Unhandled exception has occurred in a component in your application. If you click continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #181161

AutoCAD fails to launch with an unhandled exception


Hi Xavier,
The error is due to the incorrect application installation files for AutoCAD software.
To resolve this error follow the steps as stated below:
1) Click 'Start', select 'Control Panel'
2) Click 'Settings' option from the list
3) In the control panel, select 'Add/Remove Programs' option
4) Select the AutoCAD 2013 software from the list of software
5) Click 'Change' button on the software in the system
6) Select the option to repair installation and complete the steps provided in the system
7) After the process is completed, restart the AutoCAD installer in the system

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