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How do you fix this application error (0xc0000135)

by have_a_glitch / February 21, 2009 6:42 AM PST

I recently cleared out a trojan with from my system with Symantec anitivirus and when I came out of safe mode to boot up again I now get the error message "The application failed to initiate properly (0xc0000135)".

Does anyone have suggestions on what freeware could address this fix? I did run "CCleaner" and it didn't fix this particular error.

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I did go here initially
by have_a_glitch / February 22, 2009 5:06 AM PST

thanks anyways but I was hoping to find a freeware item.

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Be CAUTIOUS about RegCure.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 21, 2009 8:27 PM PST

The poster above links to a web site that promotes using RegCure to fix this type of error.

RegCure and many other "Registry Optimizer and Fixer" utilities have many discussions about them, in these forums and elsewhere, about the problems they cause. RegCure in particular appears to find numerous registry errors, but then requires you to purchase the product to fix those errors.

Registry Optimizers can be dangerous, especially if the user is inexperienced and hoping for a "one-click" solution to problems. Here is one forum discussion about RegCure;;tree#2315697

And I found this using Google;

That error message, "The application failed to initiate properly (0xc0000135)". Does it appear in a small window with a header? If so, what program is stated in the header? Here is an example of what I mean, giving "Mobtkr Speeder v 3.2.exe";

What does your window say?

There are two possible causes.

1] Symantec, (Nortons), deleted the virus but some remnant remains, and that remnant is attempting to load at Startup.

Goto Start > Run, type in MSCONFIG and click OK. In the System Configuration Editor that appears, click the Startup tab, and look for anything to do with that software stated in the header bar, or for any entry that doesn't look right to you. Google will help you there.

2] It may be that a .Net Framework component is missing. This is a Microsoft component and can be uninstalled via the Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs utility, and re-downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center or through Windows Update.


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Problem Solved
by have_a_glitch / February 22, 2009 5:51 AM PST

The program on the header was "shs.exe"

When i googled this I realized this ties to Rogers High Speed Internet Self Healing software which I have. So once I removed this application I no longer get the application error message.

Thank for your help Mark

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(NT) Glad its fixed, and thanks for reporting back.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 22, 2009 5:54 PM PST
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Error Message Title
by dvdtyrant / September 13, 2010 5:35 PM PDT

The name of the program that is giving me the same error message is "Windows - Application Error" anytime I try to load ANY webpage except Facebook or try to open a new tab. Any suggestions to fix this irritating error?

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help please
by katiebug43 / November 1, 2009 4:24 AM PST

icant log on to google chrome today. it was working just fine when i went to bed last night but not today. so what do i need to do?? please help me. i use chrome to play games on facebook and my space. internet explorer locks upi when i play them on it or i get constantly booted off the internet and it restarts. so i would like to have chrome working again.

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