Microsoft KB Archive/171813
Article ID: 171813
Article Last Modified on 11/18/2003
- Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Learning Edition
- Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition
- Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition
This article was previously published under Q171813
An attempt to start Visual Basic may fail with the following error:
This problem is caused by corrupt information in the Windows registry at the following key:
This setting includes information regarding Visual Basic command bars (menus). If this information is invalid, Visual Basic will crash at startup while attempting to load command bar information.
One solution is to reset (clear out) this setting using the Registry Editor (regedit.exe). However, the recommended solution is to install the Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This bug has been fixed in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2.
For more information on the Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
170365 : INFO: Visual Studio 97 Service Packs - What, Where, and Why
For a list of the Visual Basic 5.0 bugs that were fixed in the Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
171554 : INFO: Visual Basic 5.0 Fixes in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2
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