Error: ArcCatalog.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows
ArcCatalog fails to start and returns the following error:
"ArcCatalog.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need to restart the program. An error log is being created."
This is a known issue.
Solution or Workaround
Delete the normal.gxt and ArcCatalog.gx file. These files will be re-created the next time ArcCatalog is started.
- Windows 2000 and XP:
C:\documents and settings\<YOURLOGIN>\Application Data\ESRI\ArcCatalog
- Windows NT:
- Orphaned ArcMap.exe and ArcCatalog.exe processes remain after exiting the application
- Cannot start ArcCatalog or ArcScene
- Previewing or opening a feature class attribute table in ArcCatalog and ArcMap, respectively, returns ‘Runtime Error! abnormal program termination’