(this is a Google Images result, disregard everything BUT the error message in the middle. I would've posted my own screenshot, but the forums wouldn't let me.)
Of course, reinstalling any crashed application doesn't fix my problem.
Anyways, I haven't managed to isolate exactly what causes it since I have no idea what exactly is this file responsible for. But it occurs in a number of applications that immediately crashes them with only this dialog box as my only warning.
To specify a couple of examples that provoke this error:
- The Neverwinter Nights mod called "NWN Shader" (found here: http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=Other.Detail&id=1443). I realize that it might not be possible for my computer's integrated graphics card to run it at all (my current specifications are in this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/489046/suspicious-decrease-in-available-hdd-space/), but its occurrence is not limited to displaying video.
- Switching sound emulation in old video game console emulators (such as SNES and the like) from being software dependant to hardware dependant.
- Running Speccy (from http://www.piriform.com). This one is actually new. It just occurred for the first time within the past hour as of this writing (since I could run it without any issues before), but it only happened once. The program now crashes after informing me that it couldn't initialize a specifc dll required to display system infromation.
So what I want to know is: what exactly is dbgeng.dll? What is it responsible for? And how exactly do I go about reinstalling it on my system? I've been googling for answers regarding this issue on and off for the past couple of months, and what I've gathered was that I required updating my video drivers to the latest version (which I did, but caused me alot of problems since my laptop requires special drivers provided only by the manufacturer). But my problem still remained.
Any insight would be helpful. Thank you for taking your time to read this. I hope for a prompt response.
Edited by Magil, 19 March 2013 - 05:27 AM.