You mentioned HP printers and I can see reference to HP Printers in this discussion;
HP Business Support Center.
There are a couple of solutions offered there. See if either of those helps.
Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Libary"
"This application has requested the runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more infomation."
I am using Windows XP Pro for many years. The above has recently started appearing. Sometimes if I click OK it disappears and sometimes it will not go away after many OK clicks.
I have to turn the computer off manually and hard re-boot.
Anyone else suffering!? Solutions?
Would it make the problem go away by upgrading to Windows 7?
I have read that it MAY have something to do with HP printers and I have two HPs attached.