Recently I experienced a problem trying to start Peachtree Accounting in Win2k SP4, and error was given that said "The application has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." Searching Microsoft site I found a work around at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823485/, but near the bottom of that page it states status is that it's a known problem in Win2k SP4. This Microsoft search results states "on a terminal server" while mine is just a standalone PC, but it's the only results I found that comes close to matching my exact problem. The work around didn't work for me, and the only way I could fix it was to restore a Ghost image created before the problem arose.
I also found some Google search results where others experienced this problem and were unable to find a solution. Does anybody know whether the problem may be fixed by upgrade to WinXP, and has anyone else had a similar problem?