I am trying to install Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition and I am having a problem that prevents the compiler from starting. I have tried multiple uninstalls/reinstalls and the problem persists. I am completely out of ideas and would appreciate a suggestion.
I am running Windows 2000 5.00.2195 service pack 4.
What I did:
Uninstalled old versions of VC++ and .NET (I had been able to use other versions of the VC++ compiler successfully)
Installed Express Edition and the Platform SDK (these installs also install ,.NET 2.0)
Installed SP1 for Express Edition from Windows Update
Installed all other updates for my machine from Windows Update
Performed the steps described in this page to complete the setup http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/visualc/usingpsdk/
When I run the test in Step 5 of the SDK setup, I get the errors shown in the build log below.
When I try to run the compiler from the command line by typing C:\MSDEV80\VC\bin\cl.exe, I get a dialog box saying that it cannot find the entry __security_error_handler in mscvr80.dll.
I examined my system and found 22 copies of this DLL. Using the "which" command
in an MKS Korn shell indicated that the copy in WINNT/system 32 was being used (I get the same error if I try running the compiler form a Korn shell). Based on
comments and suggestions in the MSDN forum, I renamed all the other copies so
that they could not be found. This did not fix the error.
that among the 22 copies of the DLL, there were three different versions, so I decided to try all three versions by placing each one in system32. I get an error for all three, although they
complain about different things they can't find. Specifically,
if I use
Version 8.0.50727.42 or Version 8.0.50727.762, then I get a message that the
entry __security_error_handler could not be found in msvcr80.dll.
If I use
version 8.0.40310.39, then I get the message that entry _initterm_e could not be
I have no ideas about what to try next. Any suggestions?