Error 0xc0000005: Application failed to initialize properly

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When starting my computer, the monitor displayed this message: “Application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005).” I clicked OK to close the application but it didn’t do anything and it’s starting to frustrate me. I contacted Dell and was charged money for a no-fix service which added more to my frustration. I asked techie friends of mine about this problem and some of them told me that it has something to do with my computer’s registry, the other one told me that it has something to do with my drivers, and the other told me some of my files were corrupt etc.. I’m starting to get confused now, anyone know something about this? Please lend me a hand.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #113884

Error 0xc0000005: Application failed to initialize properly

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Hello Vanessa,

Sorry to hear your problem. You can try the following steps to be able to solve your issue regarding error “Application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005).”

  • Go to start
  • Select All Programs
  • Choose Properties
  • Choose Compatibility Tab
  • Be sure that the checkbox is unchecked in "run this program in compatibility mode

After doing that process, just reboot your computer and it will surely start up normally without getting any error. I hope that this might help. Don't hesitate to ask more if you have any problems regarding this issue. Have a good day.

 

Regards,

Zorian

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Answered By 10 points N/A #113886

Error 0xc0000005: Application failed to initialize properly

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If you are getting the problem when you start your computer and it is in booting phase then you need to check your computer BIOS. you need to replace them or you need to update your computer BIOS. If you are getting this message when the window is loaded then there is problem in your window then you need to run your computer in safe mode and set it to a previous state and it will work fine.

To find problem you can also do some other steps some are defined here.

  • Check you disk by going to CMD and then type chkdsk and press enter.
  •  You need to check all the hardware of your company.
  •  Check for any virus on your computer and make a full scan to your computer.
  • Restart computer and press F8 key several times this will show you some options you need to select the last configuration option and then you need to perform this task. Which will check you window and will find any error in registry. 

I hope you will be able to solve your problem.  

Answered By 0 points N/A #113889

Error 0xc0000005: Application failed to initialize properly

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I don't know anything about laptop problems. I was really irritated but thank you for your response Michael joran. Since I was unable to start my laptop, I run in safe mode ( press F8 and choose safe mode with command prompt). I checked the disk using command prompt and virus was found in my laptop. I don't have any choice but to perform system repair to my laptop. I inserted the CD of my Windows OS and used it to repair the problem. And finally, my laptop is working again. Thanks

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