application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005)
Posted on 2010-09-20
I am trying to install MS Access 2003 on a WinXP Pro SP3 desktop. The desktop is brand new. The MS Access is an installation file downloaded from the Microsoft eOpen site. When I try to run the Access file (which is a compressed .exe file) I get the error:
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005). Click on OK to terminate the application.
This error appears twice. I'm logged in as the domain administrator so permissions are not a problem. I re-downloaded the file from Microsoft but still get the same error. I reapplied SP3 based on something I saw on a blog, but no change. Any thoughts on this one?