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The application failed to initialize properly

By ewankeighley
Sep 17, 2011
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  1. hi,
    im having a problem where most programs I open dont load and come up with the error message The application failed to initalaize properly (0xc0000017). click on ok to terminate the application. i cant even open task manager!

    OS Windows xp home edition SP2.
     
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Stay subscribed. I'm going to have your thread moved to a more appropriate forum. Be prepared to tell them:

    1. How much RAM is installed.
    2. What you did before the problem started>> such as update, install, etc
     

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