This occurs when either sciw.exe or wlaunch.exe is not configured in compatibility mode correctly.
- Right click on wlaunch.exe and go to Properties
- Go to the Compatibility Tab
- Check Run this program as an Administrator
- Check Run this program in compatibility mode for:
- Select Windows XP SP3
Repeat the above steps for sciw.exe as well.
Now, run wlaunch.exe (important! You should always run wlaunch.exe, not sciw.exe).