- To open the Registry Editor, click the Start button and type “regedit.exe” (without the quotation marks) and press the ENTER key. If you see the User Account Control dialog box appear, click Continue.
- On the left side, expand the tree structure until you find the registry key that starts with "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\COMPONENTS\Winners\x86_policy.9.0.microsoft.vc90.crt_".
- Expand the key above.
- Below that key, you should see a 9.0 key. Select the 9.0 registry key.
- In the right pane, make note of the number you see in the Data column for the row where the Name is set to (Default), in case you need to revert to this number later.
- Look through the list of numbers in the Name column and find the highest number.
- Double-click the (Default) string value to open the Edit String dialog box.
- Replace the number in the "Value data" box with the highest number you saw in step #6. Click OK.
- On the File menu, click Exit to close the Registry Editor.
- After completing step #8 the issue may be resolved. If you continue to see the same problem restart the computer. You may also need to follow the steps below to correct the file association error message.
10. Locate the Access executable file (msaccess.exe). By default, on a 32-bit version of Windows this is located in "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ folder. On a 64-bit version of Windows this is located in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ folder.
11. Rename msaccess.exe to msaccess.old.
12. Start the installer to create a version of msaccess.exe. To do this, start Access using the Start Button, All Programs, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access 2010.
OK THIS SOLVES THE PROBLEM !!!!!!
i am running vista and this solved the critical error and i can now log into the game again
Edited by lifetakr, 21 June 2012 - 09:58 PM.