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application error (0xc0000005) HELP

by LivingForTheFuture / January 9, 2010 9:11 PM PST

I got this error the application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005). Click on OK to terminate the application.

I do have a sound blaster audigy ls card but can find the files that windows says to change... on their website.

I have try'd almost all anti-virus\adware\malware\spyware removal applications and nothing.

This same error also happens when I try downloading installing some kinds of applications.

I am thinking of rolling back the sound card driver, hopefully that will work while I wait for a reply from one of you. Thanks

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Why do you think this is ...
by Kees Bakker / January 9, 2010 9:18 PM PST

related to your sound card? Not a single clue in your post what "the application" is.

"Rolling back" seems to imply you updated it. Tell more on that:
- what sound card?
- why update?
- update with what from where?


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Sorry left out a few details
by LivingForTheFuture / January 9, 2010 9:37 PM PST

I try'd installing yahoo messenger and got the same error message but instead of sndvol.exe it was something like msgr.exe.

The sound card I am using is CREATIVE sound blaster audigy LS, I read something on windows website that the sound card can cause this error message typical for sound blaster cards and gave directions on the website to change the files to fix the problem, but I have neither of the files microsoft says to change. Thats why I am so lost and the fact that it happens on some applications that I try running like yahoo messenger and clicking on the speaker icon on the task bar.

I recently try'd a registry hack to get rid of 8.3 naming for 16 bit applications but doubt it is the problem, I did the hack for a faster computer.

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Reinstalling is the solution
by improvepctools / February 16, 2010 5:35 PM PST

I think that nothing would help with this problem but just formatting and reinstalling your computer.

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RE: msgr.exe
by Kees Bakker / February 16, 2010 6:09 PM PST

If it's "something like msgr.exe" it could be malware indeed. That's new information in this thread, but it would explain the scanning you told about it post #1.
But just as well, of course, it could be something else. We can't tell if you can't tell.

If all else fails, the clean install recommended by improvepctools seems a good solution.


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I got a system32 error message at startup
by LivingForTheFuture / February 16, 2010 9:05 PM PST
In reply to: RE: msgr.exe

Long story short my anti-virus software expired through my ISP, I believe that adware mywebsearch messed up my computer cause before it wouldn't boot up into windows and it my computer kept on telling me about mywebsearch trying to change my homepage. Anyways had to do an reinstall of windows completely and fixed the problem. What amazes me why or who decided it was a bright idea to make snake programs that mess with your computer is beyond me and viruses as well what the fun of infecting somebody's computer if you never get to see their reaction. I don't know hopefully we won't have to worry about it as technology improves.

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