Application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000006) ...
Posted on 2006-04-12
I have just bought a new computer, and installed Windows XP with SP2. I did a clean install of the OS directly from the MSDN DVD.
Windows loaded beautifully, but trying to run setup on any program (e.g. device drivers for video card, printer, keyboard, mouse, etc) I get the following message:
"The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000006). Click on OK to terminate the application."
This error appears twice, and I have to click OK twice to return to the Windows start screen.
This is a problem as you can imagine.
I originally thought the problem may be hardware based, so I'm giving my specs below just in case:
Mainboad: ASUS P5WD2 Premium Intel 955x LGA775, 1066FSB, 4xDual DDR2
Graphics card: ASUS Nvidia Geforce 6600GT, 128MB, 128bit DDR3 (TV+DVI+Dual VGA+SLI Support) - PCI-Express
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 650: HT, 90nm, LGA775, 2MB L2, 3.40 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, EIST, EM64T, XD
Memory: 2x Kingston 1GB 800MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL5 (5-5-5-15) DIMM
Hard disk: Western Digital 250 GB, SATA300, 8MB, 7200rpm
DVD drive: Sony Dual Layer DVD Writer
OS: Windows XP Professional (32-bit) - SP2
Intermittantly, when directly trying to run a setup program directly, I also get the following error message:
"Only part of a ReadProcessMemory or WriteProcessMemory request was completed."
Any ideas as to 1) What is causing the problems? and 2) How do I fix them?
I have tried the following remedies:
1) Partition the hard drive into a 50GB C: drive, etc.
2) Swapping the memory DIMMS, and running with only 1 DIMM at a time.
I can only come to the conclusion that the problem is something software/registry related in the Windows XP and/or Service Pack 2.
Any help will be appreciated.