I just started using Visual C++ 6.0 today and tried to run a simple program which failed in the compiler. I googled the error message and got a lot of hits, but no solution I tried works. I've tried 1) making sure cl.exe is in the compilers bin directory, and making sure all required dlls are there. 2)using various ways to compile such as ctrl+f5, and I tried looking for a service pack on Microsoft's web, but with no success. Has anyone else seen this happen? If it matters I use Windows XP Pro, but that shouldn't be a problem should it?