When updating your motherboard drivers, be sure the new drivers are completely downloaded before uninstalling the old ones. Especially when one of the old drivers is your Ethernet port driver.
So with some of my Holiday gift certificates, I bought two video games.
My computer, despite meeting all the requirements for BOTH games, gives me a Visual C++ Runtime Library error when I try to start either of them. Abnormal program termination.
I've done everything short of re-formatting to try to fix the problem.