Applications fail to initialize properly once. Then app works
Posted on 2003-10-27
My system: Windows XP home SP1, 512meg ram, 250meg free on C:
For the past few days whenever I lauch any program like IE, Outlook, etc the windows displays a message like:
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000142). Click OK to terminate the application.
and sometimes a second message box:
The instruction at "0x004e5fba" referenced memory at "0xc287f4c2". The memory could not be "read".
Click OK to terminate the application.
After closing the messages, and immediately trying again, the program starts normally, but the problem comes back when I run the program later (about 40% of the time)
The annoyance still occurs after rebooting.
It even occurs to Task Manager when I press Ctrl+Alt+Delete