Explorer.EXE-Application Error

Posted on 2006-04-22
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
When I start my system it loads up like normal but then pops up

The Application failed to initializew properly (0xc000005) Click Ok to terminate application.

I click ok and then nothing loads. Not my desktop or anything so I have to reboot to safe mode and work that way so far. So far I have tried Ewido and done a full scan fixing all errors.

Here is my Hijack this logfile which I can only run in safe mode so I dont know if it will help at all.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:03:23 PM, on 4/22/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\DOCUME~1\BRYANC~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =*
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) =*
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext =
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\Userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn1\yt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PRONoMgrWired] C:\Program Files\Intel\PROSetWired\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDLauncher] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell QuickSet] C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DMXLauncher] C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdateManager] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSBkgdUpdate] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Scansoft Shared\SSBkgdUpdate\SSBkgdupdate.exe" -Embedding -boot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PaperPort PTD] C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IndexSearch] C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\IndexSearch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe"  -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StopSignSsTsMon] Rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files\Acceleration Software\Anti-Virus\sstsmon.dll",VerifyStatus
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [webscan] "C:\Program Files\Acceleration Software\Anti-Virus\stopsignav.exe" -k
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPHUPD08] C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\{33D6CC28-9F75-4d1b-A11D-98895B3A3729}\hphupd08.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVK Mail Checker] "C:\Program Files\Boomerang Software\Guardian Worm Killer & AntiVirus\AVKPOP.EXE"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DellSupport] "C:\Program Files\Dell Support\DSAgnt.exe" /startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe -quiet
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: America Online 9.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\aoltray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\npjpi142_03.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\npjpi142_03.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: UltimateBet - {94148DB5-B42D-4915-95DA-2CBB4F7095BF} - C:\Program Files\UltimateBet\UltimateBet.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: UltimateBet - {94148DB5-B42D-4915-95DA-2CBB4F7095BF} - C:\Program Files\UltimateBet\UltimateBet.exe
O9 - Extra button: - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: - {EFFF8D47-D060-4108-B761-E8EC86622E56} - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Absolute Poker\Absolute Poker.lnk
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: - {EFFF8D47-D060-4108-B761-E8EC86622E56} - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Absolute Poker\Absolute Poker.lnk
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) -
O16 - DPF: {26CBF141-7D0F-46E1-AA06-718958B6E4D2} -
O16 - DPF: {406B5949-7190-4245-91A9-30A17DE16AD0} (Snapfish Activia) -
O16 - DPF: {4FA3D392-9349-4D85-8FB9-18733534CFE3} (SpyBouncer.SBDownloader) -
O16 - DPF: {644E432F-49D3-41A1-8DD5-E099162EEEC5} (Symantec RuFSI Utility Class) -
O16 - DPF: {97BB6657-DC7F-4489-9067-51FAB9D8857E} (CWebLaunchCtl Object) -
O16 - DPF: {B49C4597-8721-4789-9250-315DFBD9F525} (IWinAmpActiveX Class) -
O16 - DPF: {E991BDE0-9816-4094-853E-6BDB60F0342D} (Get_ActiveX Control) -
O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: vturq - C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturq.dll (file missing)
O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
O23 - Service: BrSplService (Brother XP spl Service) - brother Industries Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite guard - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoguard.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: Intel NCS NetService (NetSvc) - Intel(R) Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\PROSetWired\NCS\Sync\NetSvc.exe
O23 - Service: NICCONFIGSVC - Dell Inc. - C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: WLTRYSVC - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
Question by:bracymarlyle
    LVL 37

    Expert Comment

    by:Harisha M G
    Hi, remove these Nasty, Possibly Nasty, Unknown and Unnecessary entries:


    Author Comment

    Ok done but still same problem though however.
    LVL 32

    Accepted Solution

    Try "sfc /scannow" at a command prompt. You may need your XP install CD handy for this. See;en-us;310747 for details.

    If that fails, do a repair install using the XP CD, see:

    Author Comment

    Tried to run sfc commands from prompt and recieved this

    Windows file protection could not initiate a scan of protected system files
    The specified error code is 0x000006ba [The RPC server is unavailable]

    My problem right now is I can't find my Dell box to just reinstall windows. My box had the restore disc sleeve with key!
    LVL 27

    Expert Comment

    This MS KB article may help even though written for Win 2000.  It states >
    "This behavior can occur if the certificate for VeriSign time stamping has been removed from the computer ..." 

    Author Comment

    Did all that and no difference. Just same error as before when trying scannow
    LVL 69

    Expert Comment

    hijack this does not detect viruses.
    Lets see if if we can get you back to windows . I would say you have a virus or trojan.
    In safemode disable your system restore r/click my computer properties system restore, this will delete all your restore points where trojans like to hide. then re-enable it.
    run a disc cleanup to delete all old files including internet cookies history from start all programs accessories system tools.
    empty your recycle bin.
    Delete all old emails.
    Run your task manager and lok for any sus programs running, hopefully you have a knowledge of what shoul dbe running.

    No desktop task bar fix:
    A virus called F-Nimda can cause this.
    Info here...
    Download the fix...
    Troubleshooting Windows Explorer Errors
    scan your computer in safemode download these:
    Stinger is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but rather a tool to assist administrators and users when dealing with an infected system. Stinger utilizes next generation scan engine technology, including process scanning, digitally signed DAT files, and scan performance optimizations.
    If you are not a Trend Micro customer please download the following file.
    Sysclean Package  3.1MB
     MD5 checksum: ff4ce112cae7005f6046f81d372c8cd7 *
    For instructions on how to use this package, consult the "How to Use" section of the readme file, readme_sysclean.txt.
    This file also contains the description and the different features of this package.
    Note that for the Trend Micro Sysclean Package to be effective, you must download and place the latest pattern file in the same folder as the Trend Micro Sysclean Package.
    see if this helps As you cannot access windows to get online scanning online would be helpful.
    If can get inot your windows use these asap  scan now

    LVL 32

    Expert Comment

    Also check this Registry entry in safe mode using Regedit:

     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    Look for the value of "Shell" it should be just "explorer.exe" and nothing else. Change it to explorer.exe if it is anything else.
    LVL 27

    Expert Comment

    This previous EE thread may also be useful >
    "Explorer.exe application error":

    Author Comment

    OK I checked regedit and it was right. I did disc cleanup and email and all that good stuff. I did a full system scann also and no change yet. I can still only open up in safe mode.

    Author Comment

    Oh I also still get this when I try to run sfc commands from prompt so I havent been able to do this yet

    Windows file protection could not initiate a scan of protected system files
    The specified error code is 0x000006ba [The RPC server is unavailable]
    LVL 27

    Expert Comment

    When investigating, i found this url.  If you scroll to the entry on Mar 29 2006, 02:00 AM by "Keith", the comments *may* just help:

    Author Comment

    Computer name has always stayed the same although I have no clue what the "out of box experience" even is :)
    LVL 27

    Expert Comment

      > "out of box experience" <
    Probably explained better here than i could  :)

    Author Comment

    I ended up using restore cd to fix problems. All seems fine now other than needing to reset outlook about.

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