"GTS" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> The item you uninstalled was probably a VB or VC++ runtime library (an no,
> these are not the same). These are usually installed as part of a program
> installation for a program that requires it. A repair Windows
> reinstallation will not solve your problem because they are not
> automatically installed by Vista. Such runtime libraries can generally be
> downloaded from Microsoft, but you would need to know which you need.
> It would be very unusual for a Web site to use a VB or VC library function
> to handle a log on. I doubt that that is the cause of the problem. It is
> quite possible, of course, that the library removal will have broken some
> program. Pursuing it with gamescrazy is the best course of action.
I've added this reply into the crosspost that includes 'vista.general'. I
would like to think what GTS says makes some sense and that this is some
weird isolated issue with GameCrazy and not caused by removing a runtime
library. As far as what I _did_ remove I recall that it definitely had
"C++" in its name so maybe "VC++" is all I might replace.
I don't believe VC++ was originally installed by Vista 64-bit but I'm not
certain either. And if it wasn't then Repair/Update Windows seems like a
real shot in the dark. No doubt I may some day discover what progrma I have
installed needs this now uninstalled library but there is just as good a
chance that that program was removed and that this library was a remnant
left behind. One thing for certain is the very sloppy and incomplete
uninstalls that the industry still lets everyone get by with. With all the
remnanta left and my poor and sometimes misguided attempts to keep my system
_clean_ I wouldn't be surprised if GameCrazy suggests I do a clean install
before they spend any time troubleshooting their end further. I already
know that they aren't aware of any problems and that of the friends I know
that access GameCrazy, they aren't having this problem and so far this
(GameCrazy site) is the only site I am having any problem with. Everyone
would bet that it was IE8 causing the problem but I installed Firefox and it
behaves similarly to GameCrazy except it at least gives some text clues as
to what it is struggling with. The bottom status line cycles, "Transferring
data from static.gamecrazy.com..." and very briefly "Waiting for
> "Susan" <Susan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> The other day I found in Programs and Features a one line entry that read
>> something like VB or Visual Basic C++. Because I thought it made no
>> having it installed since I don't use Visual Basic or C++ (are they one
>> the same), don't remember ever installing it, and am not aware of
>> that needs it, I removed/uninstalled it with no objections from anything.
>> Then, I attempted to log into a website I haven't been on in a long long
>> time, GameCrazy.com and discovered that the lonon screen got bogged down
>> I could not log in and this happens with IE8 and Firefox both--latest
>> Ultimate 64-bit installs and all updates current. I removed my security
>> that made no difference.
>> To investigate/resolve the problem further I would love to reinstall what
>> removed if I only knew what it was and what exactly to reinstall and
>> where to
>> get it of course?
>> On the other hand you may no that this wasn't the problem and know
>> else that is causing it. Can anyone help me get this website login
>> I'm sending similar email to Game Crazy. If it affected other boards I
>> frequent I might have been aware sooner. Thank you.