I've recently started to get emails from people who had The Regulator break on their system after installing SP2 (or some other hotfix...). I'm not sure exactly how it broke, but I know how to fix it.
Here's a typical email and the solution is in the end:
"I have been using your Regulator utility for some time and now all of a sudden I'm getting the following error:
An unhandled exception of type 'System.TypeInitializationException' occurred in Regulator.exe
Additional information: The type initializer for "Regulator.SDK.AppContext" threw an exception.
I'm assuming XP SP2 has something to do with this but I'm not 100% certain because a couple colleagues are also using it with SP2 installed with no ill effects.
I noticed that Net Framework 1.1 SP1 was out yesterday, but I haven't thrown that on yet. Think I'll wait a while.
BTW, I tried a repair and also an uninstall/reinstall, with the same error cropping up each time. Any ideas?"
Install The Regulator again but to a different folder.That should fix it.
The plugin configuration file was messed up and the application can't read it and load the plugins. Re-installing it to a different folder also creates the config file again. Repair will not touch existing config files for some reason.