Application failed to initialize. 00x00005

By BlackdogStorm
Jan 29, 2014
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  1. Using Win XP SP3.

    Started getting this error. I feel it is some OS file corruption. I have performed a OS Repair and have reloaded Windows .NET v4. Have always used several anti-spyware and anti-virus programs reguarly.

    Computer seems to have history of getting file corruption from time to time. I think it is because of power outages (last few seconds). We seem to get alot of them. I am using a APC UPC but it is about 7 yrs old.

    Found several references in forum, but most are from posts years ago and different situations. I am finding many applications that when start give this error. Not sure what is commonly being invoked at program startup or what I need to reload since a Win XP Repair did not resolve.

    I know Win XP support expires soon, and will move to Win 7, but need many programs to run again to prepare move.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Have you run checks on the hard drive or memory?
  3. BlackdogStorm

    BlackdogStorm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes. When I first started getting the error, I ran thru several anti-spyware programs such as SuperAntiSpyware Free, Spybot Seek and Destroy as well as my default Norton Security Suite.
    I did run a memory test and passed. I used SpinRite on several levels on the hard drive as well as mfg extended test and all passed.

    I have had system files corrupted in the past and had to do a complete reload as in brand new system. Would love to know how to prevent these system files from becoming corrupt. I have always thought power surges/outages were cause even though I use a old UPS.
    While searching internet for solutions I came across several of your posts and you seem very detailed and patient in working with users. Thought I would love to pick your brains. Thanks for all your help.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2014
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I use an APC 1000 UPS that's about 12 years old. I have changed the batteries twice in that time. The UPS was intended to run a server tower. Now it only protects a single PC system. I am very concerned about your choices of protection especially using anything Norton. You are asking for instability problems galore. I would suggest that you remove all the "cleaning" and Norton programs to see if the old XP computer runs more stable. How much memory is installed?

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