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svchost.exe - Application error at startup

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Hello,
I have windows XP professionl x64 i intalled recently SP2 and each time i start my computer i get Application error:
--- Svchost.exe - Application error ----
- The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000142). click on OK to terminate the application. -
Any ideas on how to solve this problem?

Thank you
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Question by:Reamz
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by:hewittg
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This could be related to a virus.

Run hijackthis and post your log here and we can see.

http://www.download.com/Trend-Micro-HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10227353.html

Thanks

Glenn
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by:sk_raja_raja
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1.See if you can download and run this update....
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=889482FC-5F56-4A38-B838-DE776FD4138C&displaylang=en
Will upgrade that msi.dll (part of the MS Installer Service.)

2.Diagnose your memory modules:
Windows Memory Diagnostic
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

3.Keep DLLs out of cache memory

USE REGEDIT AND GO TO THE FOLLOWING KEY
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER.
with the explorer key highlighted, create another key (a subkey) by clicking Edit, New, and Key.  Type Always UnloadDLL to name the key, press ENTER double-click its default value, type 1 in the value field, and click OK.  Close REGEDIT then reboot the computer.  

XP should now empty the DLLs from the cache memory
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by:orangutang
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It also might be a Automatic Updates service problem. See what happens if you disable it.
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by:cantoris
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Open Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services:
Click on the Startup Type column to bring all the ones set to "Automatic" together.  Then scroll down the list and see if any of the ones set to Automatic do not have a status of "Started".  If so, that could be what is failing and could give a clue as to where we go next.
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Hi,
Kaspersky found "Trojan.win32.pakes.ldo" and disinfected it.
The error is gone.

Thank you guys
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