Here's one example of such an application that's similar with opening a file.
Q290231 -"An Office XP program immediately quits on computers that are running the Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows XP operating systems"
Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,
T. S. Eliot
Certain of my applications shuts down when I attempt to open a file to edit or create(running in Windows XP Pro). What could be the root causes and what possible remedy exists?