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Hi

I am using Dell laptop with winxp.
For past few months , its bitten from a BUG called
'application failed to initialize properly( 0xc0000005) .click ok to terminate the application.

And problem is that nothing is worknig.I cant launch any application or exe file .
Cant run explorer.exe,task manager ,..even text/bmp files bcos of associated exe files.And cant run internet to install spyware/hijack this kind of s/ws.
Same error comes with any exe.
I logon and see background and icons but cant do anything.

when i reboot in safe mode,stops loading after mup.sys.

Somebody please guide me through this.
 

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Hello there lucky,

I am an engineer and i just came across the same problem. If I find out before you I will come back here and post the answer. If you find out please email me. I should think I will have the answer within 24 hours though.

Guessing it's just missing/corrupted windows files but some peeps have same error with single apps such as ie. and they say it's a virus.

Watch this space (or let me know, lol).
 

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Hi Michael,

thanks for your comments. I think we both have a more serious problem than this as it is any .exe file that it happens to. (And hence cannot run the .exe virus checker either)

Currently running chkdsk after booting from xp cd. Will let you know what happens.

I'll repost when chkdsk finishes if I am still awake.
 

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Thanks Michael,

I dont know how to say this without sounding sarcastic, but please dont take it the wrong way, as I believe if we could run sfc it probably would fix the problem, but i believe the file name is sfc.exe, which is one those file types we cannot run.

If there's a way to run it from an XP cd that would be great but i don't think it is poss.

Please keep looking though I agree that you are barking up the right tree as it were and 2 heads always better....


Cheers

:pray:
 

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Please explain what you can and can't do so I don't repeat myself....

Are you having this same issue as in the first thread?
Application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005)
 

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Hello again Michael,

I just checked it and it hasnt fixed it yet so running chkdsk again. I was just thinking if chkdsk dont fix it then I was going to remove the hdd and scan it with another machine for infections. Then I wondered if it was poss/safe to run sfc from another machine on this drive as a slave? Do you have any info on this?
 

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Please explain what you can and can't do so I don't repeat myself....

Are you having this same issue as in the first thread?
Application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005)
Michael,

we cannot run any programs ie any .EXE files. it gives the same error code for every single one, including taskmanager and cmd.exe. I have read others probs where they have a particular exe that wont run like iexplore.exe. For us it is every one of the blighters. Windows must be missing something or corrupted I would guess but maybe an infection has done this.
The big difference between ours and all the others is that cannot run anything to fix it because nothing runs.

I appreciate your help with this by the way......
 

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No won't work... if you want to go the easy way you can do a recovery however most of the programs you downloaded will not work after that.... files, folders and doc's are safe but installed programs will no longer work... You could also software such ccleaner

http://www.ccleaner.com/

The other ways to go is download hijack (http://www.download.com/Trend-Micro-HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10227353.html ) this and see about removal of unwanted software.... something very simple but sometimes very effective go into safe mode if you can and shut down as many services you can in msconfig... you could also try system restore.
 

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Yeah, but that's the lazy way out - next time I will know exactly how to fix ti if I perservere with this. Re-install is last resort.

Mate, we cannot get into safe mode at all, it just hangs and I think eventually reboots, though not sure about the reboot now to be honest.
 

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You have probably read so many pages on this same topic and I’m sure as you can see the bottom line has remand the same...... reinstall xp
Why? Virus protectors remove the virus; these same virus protectors will also corrupt the window files by removing important content that the registry needs to execute a command. however in your case it has also did damage to your boot-up and thats a major problem....

Another way is if your running a partitioned drive?

If so use that drive to download a fresh copy of xp..!

If not; when you do get this worked out next time you might want to think about creating a partition....
 

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Thanks mate.

I'll post on here what I find out (even if I do give in and reinstall in the end) as I have benefitted so many times from others doing the same, the internet's a great thing!
 

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Interesting: if you are quick you can open taskmanager by holding control and shift down together then pressing escape as you are logging and your dektop first shows, seems like something is loading late which then blocks all the exes from running, or causes some sort of conflict. I also managed to open Word by very quickly clicking the word shortcut on the desktop as it came up..........more to follow.
 
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