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App Failed To Initialize

by Salty Dog / February 18, 2005 3:10 AM PST

I have a brand new Dell 3000, acquired last week. Migrated apps from old PC using Aloha Bob, no problems. Used PC for several days through Wednesday, no problems. PC was shut off until last night. After turning it on and when trying to open ANY program, I get "Application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000142). Click OK to terminate the application." I ran Norton and Spysweeper & found nothing. I have a Netgear hardware firewall and also run Zone Alarm Pro, and I sweep for viruses and spyware every week. All my other PCs running off the same router are fine. I'm clueless as to how this happened and what to do about it, short of reinstalling XP. I can't get to System Restore, either, I get the same error msg.

Would sure appreciate some guidance!



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Not all apps will move.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 18, 2005 3:12 AM PST

Uninstall and reinstall the failed applications.

Your post contradicts itself. You wrote "when trying to open ANY program, I get "Application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000142). Click OK to terminate the application." I ran Norton""

If what you wrote was true, you could not have run Norton or other...


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Not all apps will move
by Salty Dog / February 18, 2005 7:31 AM PST

For brevity's sake, I left out that I am able to run Norton and Spy Sweeper from the Quicklaunch task bar, but not from their desktop icons or their Programs icons. Oddly, I can get onto the Internet with my messed up PC (as I am right now) by clicking on Dell's support icon, but not by clicking on my Firefox or Explorer icon.

I said that ALL apps are failing to install, including anything in Control Panel, System Tools, etc. Obviously, I can't uninstall & reinstall those without a complete XP reinstall.

Got any better ideas?



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You can try the "Repair Install".
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 18, 2005 7:39 AM PST
In reply to: Not all apps will move

But think over about sharing what you think corrupted this OS.


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