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JSI Tip 6121. 'Links 2003 has encountered a problem and needs to close' error on Windows XP?

When you start Microsoft Links 2003, you receive:

Links 2003 has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

When you press click here, you see something similar to:

Error Signature
    AppName          AppVer      ModName     ModVer          Offset  
    linksmmiii.exe  ntdll.dll   5.1.2600.1106   <any string>

You must have administrative privileges to use Microsoft Links 2003.

Make your account a member of the local Administrators group or start it with the RunAs command.

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