Visual Fortran Run-Time error

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

Attempting to start or use any of the ArcGIS Desktop products returns a Visual Fortran Run-Time error.


This error may occur when the system locale and the user locale in the Regional Options are not set correctly. ArcGIS loads the appropriate code page files, which are used internally by ArcGIS to support various languages and character sets, to perform language-related operations using both the system locale and the user locale settings.

Solution or Workaround

In order for ArcGIS to run properly under a selected language environment, the same language setting must be selected for the system default locale and the user locale. This procedure must be completed from the administrator account.
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Article ID:000005098

  • ArcMap 8 x
  • ArcReader 8 x

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