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Error Message When Restarting/shutting Down Xp Sp2


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#1 Mindarus

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 01:17 PM

Whenever I shut down/restarting my computer (running XP SP2), everything shuts down as normal until it gets to the "Windows is shutting down..." screen, at which point I get an error message:

The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000142). Click OK to terminate the application.

Before I can click OK the window disappears and the computer finishes shutting down. (The exacty error number may be slightly off, but it's something close to that).

What's going on? Is it a virus? Should I worry over it?

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 01:55 PM

Check the Event Viewer for hints on what application caused the error.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 07:28 PM

Does the Window have a title, or does the error message refer to a file that's not working correctly?
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 01:05 AM

Thanks for the help, I managed to figure out what was going on. (For whatever reason, my wireless configurator was giving the error... letting windows handle it, instead of Linksys, fixed the problem).




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