Actually I did not build root myself but just used the libs/dll’s which the install msi puts into the c:\root* directories.
I ran DependencyWalker on the root.exe in C:\root\bin and see only a dependency on MSVCRT.DLL (none on the DEBUG version). However, there is no dependency on MSCVRT8.dll. Is this the cause of the problem as my cl.exe comes from VS8?
In DependencyWalker I see several dependencies on VS7.1 (ie MSVCR71.DLL, MSVCP71.DLL) so I tried using the vsvars32.bat file from VS71 but got he same problem as before.
Finally looking at the discussion thread in your second link I uninstalled root and installed the root from BNL (the qt version). Then I get the error