Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library CRT not initialized

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The Microsoft Groove program comes up with the following error message when started or trying to perform any action.

This is installed on my Windows XP SP3 machine. I have not faced this error message until I upgraded my machine to the latest SP 3.

I don’t know how to continue from here. Can anyone shed light to this error message?

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Runtime Error!



-CRT not initialized

Best Answer by Collins Brady
Answered By 0 points N/A #114988

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library CRT not initialized



The error occurred when you have installed Microsoft  Visual C++ app-v 4.5 client.

To resolve this problem you must use and install  Microsoft  Visual C++ app-v 4.5 client. 

Or you must access Registry Edit, please find below the steps:

1. Click RUN then type regedit
2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetControl
3. Select  Key: RegistrySizeLimit
4. Type: REG_DWORD
5. Value: 0xFFFFFFFF (4294967295) then exit

Please see this for your reference:


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Answered By 0 points N/A #114989

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library CRT not initialized


Greetings Willie White,

I'm not 100% sure about my solution, but there is no harm in trying, right?

Have you tried turning your computer into "Safe Mode"?

This problem is caused by a virus or spyware. If there is viruses or spyware on your computer, delete them.

And I recommend you perform a "Check Disk Repair" on your computer, and see if the solution solved the problem.

Hope that solves the problem.


Answered By 590495 points N/A #114990

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library CRT not initialized


Since I installed Service Pack 3 on my Windows XP, I haven’t met this kind of error yet. If the message points the problem to the CRT then it is really referring to the monitor particularly to the video card that processes everything that is displayed on the screen.

Since it has to do with the display, try reinstalling your video card. To do this, right-click My Computer then select Properties. Select Hardware tab then click Device Manager. Expand Display adapters, right-click on your video card then select Uninstall. Click OK to confirm then restart your computer.

After booting install your video card again then see what happens. For a much better result, try upgrading your video card’s driver. If still nothing happened try checking your computer for a possible infection. Update your antivirus then run a full system scan on your computer.  If the scan returns a clean system then your last option is to restore your computer to its last known good configuration.

To do this, restart your computer and then press F8 before the Windows logo appears. When the menu displays, select “Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)” and then press Enter twice to boot your computer using this option. Check again if the error will appear after booting your system.

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