When starting Ansys Workbench/DesignSpace, the following error occurs:

CiceroUIWndFrame : AnsysWBU.exe - Application Error

The instruction at "0x77c4404a" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "read".
Click on OK to terminate the program.
Click on CANCEL to debug the program.
[OK] [Cancel]

Several Internet articles exist on this problem. The user should try the following solutions 1 at a time to see if the problem is resolved.


CiceroUIWndFrame not responding error message

The information in this article applies to:
Office XP and Office XP Service Pack 1 on Windows 2000, Windows XP

While shutting down a Windows 2000 or Windows XP machine with Office XP, an error popup windows appears warning that CiceroUIWndFrame is not responding. Clicking OK however will cause the shutdown sequence to continue normally.

This seems to be related to Office XP speech/handwriting recognition.

They can be disabled by going to Add/Remove Progams in the Control Panel, Add/Remove Features-Office Shared Features->Alternative User Input and Make unavailable Speech and Handwriting.


Download and install the following from Microsoft.
It appears that the CiceroUIWndFrame error is caused by Microsoft Data Access Components being out of date. These
downloads will update it to V2.8

<a target=_blank href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6c050fe3-c795-4b7d-b037-185d0506396c&DisplayLang=en">http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6c050fe3-c795-4b7d-b037-185d0506396c&DisplayLang=en</a>http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6c050fe3-c795-4b7d-b037-185d0506396c&DisplayLang=en

Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8
Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 contains core Data Access components such as the Microsoft SQL Serverâ`¢ OLE DB provider and ODBC driver.

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Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) Security Patch MS04-003 (32-bit)
This is the security patch for MDAC as described in the MS04-003 bulletin. You can help protect your system by installing this patch from Microsoft.

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