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"Exception has been thrown by the target of an innovation"

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"Exception has been thrown by the target of an innovation"

Can anybody give me advice about an error message reading "Exception has been thrown by the target of an innovation".  I have loaded ACT 2008 10.0 on a my laptop with XP Home Edition SV Pack 3.  When I try to launch the ACT software, this is the error message I get and then it shuts down.

 

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks

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Re: "Exception has been thrown by the target of an innovation"

Kevin,

 

There are multiple reasons that can cause this error.  The two common reasons are a damaged Windows profile or damaged Tahoma font.

 

First, try to create a new Windows admin user.  If you're unfamiliar with this process, follow the Microsoft KB linked below.

How to create and configure user accounts in Windows XP

 

If you still get the error with a new Windows user, then replace Tahoma font.  This can be a little troublesome since you will have to boot into safe mode to replace the font.  Refer to your IT if you're uncomfortable with this process.