Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

"The application failed to initialize properly (0x0000042)."

Posted on 2004-03-26
7
Medium Priority
?
1,520 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I get this error when I start Windows 2000 Server. Please help. Thank you.
"The application failed to initialize properly (0x0000042)."
0
Comment
Question by:karimi
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Gareth Gudger
ID: 10690830
Does it boot though?

If so checked the Event logs to see if it gives you any clues or most warning/errors here.
0
 
LVL 86

Accepted Solution

by:
jkr earned 500 total points
ID: 10691086
0
 
LVL 86

Expert Comment

by:jkr
ID: 11569938
Well, the MSDN link explains the reason for the failure pretty well:

This is a Windows 2000 Executive character-mode STOP message. It indicates a hard disk device driver internal error.

I would consider this Q as answered, since it is hard to exchange a hard disk via EE...
0
 

Author Comment

by:karimi
ID: 11574359
Thank you to jkr and others who offered suggestions. I ended re-installing the OS instead of trying to fix the problem. This was an acceptable way out since the disk did not have too much on it. Thanx all.
0

Featured Post

How to Use the Help Bell

Need to boost the visibility of your question for solutions? Use the Experts Exchange Help Bell to confirm priority levels and contact subject-matter experts for question attention.  Check out this how-to article for more information.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
In this article, I’ll show how research, determination, and use of modern technology helped me solve a DNA mystery.
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…
In response to a need for security and privacy, and to continue fostering an environment members can turn to for support, solutions, and education, Experts Exchange has created anonymous question capabilities. This new feature is available to our Pr…

704 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question