ArcMap, ArcScene and everything else works fine and opens without a problem. However, ArcCatalog cannot open. Instead a window pops up and says:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library. Runtime Error! Program: C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Bin\ArcCatalog. This application has requested the runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information.

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There are a number of suggestions offered here.

The one that I would try first is to rename your normal.gxt and ArcCatalog.gx files in \Documents and Settings\\Application Data (sometimes hidden)\ESRI\ArcCatalog.


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