Problem: ArcView hangs with "Reading updtruls.db" in status bar
In ArcView , when opening project files that contain geocodable street themes, ArcView hangs for a few seconds with the message "Reading updtruls.db" on the status bar and then completely shuts down.
Corrupted updtruls.db file.
Solution or Workaround
Run the $AVHOME\etc\updtruls.ave script. This script creates a new updtruls.db file. ArcView will operate normally after copying the new file into $AVHOME\etc directory.
The new updtruls.db file is created in the last directory accessed on the computer. You may have to do a system search to locate it.