This is an OS problem. Something in there is not finding what it wants. Google runtime error. You may have to run a few system tests.
But first reboot computer.
Thanks for your reply Curt.
I did update windows, reboot computer,and was graced w a new error message regarding APSDeamon and missing MSVCR80.dll
I googled those things (as well as the Runtime Error) and this one points to iTunes. (i think)
It was suggested to me by my son to reinstall Visual C++ for the runtime error issue.
This pc is at the end of its run...