I had been using SAS Enterprise Guide 4.22 for months without any crashes, but in May I installed the SAS Hot Fix A53005 primarily because it was available. After installation of the Hot Fix, whenever I attempted to run the Create Format task, even in a brand new project, I received the following error:
SAS Enterprise Guide has encountered a problem. We recommend that you save your work and restart SAS Enterprise Guide.
I submitted a ticket to SAS Tech Support, and for SAS, it took a relatively long time to get resolved. Tech Support had to forward the issue on to the Development Team, who determined that the hot fix (and A53003 before it) relied on a patched version of the Microsoft Visual C++ runtime. The patched version of the runtime was used because it fixed a security hole in ATL (Active Template Library).
Tech Support sent me the link for the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package ATL Security Update (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=766a6af7-ec73-40ff-b072-9112bab119c2&displaylang=en), and when I applied the update to my system, the Create Format task worked fine.