gpg2.exe always crashes


what I did was unpack the gpg4win installer. If i cmd there and then type:

GPG2.exe --homedir "c:" -c c:\test.txt

then gpg2 crashes. “gpg2 has caused an error”, the typical Windows box. It always crashes. The only situation where it did not crash was gpg2 -h.

I’m on XPsp2, all updates. Does anyone have an idea? Maybe there are prerequisites with gpg2?

gpg.exe does not suffer from crashes.