STAAD.Pro crashes during opening

Applies To
Environment: ALL
Area: STAAD.Pro Download/Installation/Security/Performance
Subarea: Performance
Original Author:Sye Chakraborty, Bentley Technical Support Group

Problem Description :
When a user launches STAAD.Pro, the program crashes

Solution :
User had to uninstall STAAD.Pro. Uninstall all the installed versions of the Visual C++ Redistributable in the machine and then reinstall all of these and it took care of the problem.

Note : This issue has only been observed in a particular user machine. This is a very rare occurrence and in case anyone runs into such issues, the steps listed in the following wiki should be tried out first