Posted 05 June 2009 - 05:16 PM
Ok, three days ago I was annoyed at the slowness of the Blizzard Downloader so I decided to download the latest patch from one of the mirrors listed. Everything looked fine, game updated, was going smoothly until I actually tried to run World of Warcraft. Before my screen turns black like it usually does, I get an error message saying: "The application failed to initialize (0xc000006). Click 'ok' to close the application".
So I ran a malware scan and the error stopped, but a new one showed up. When I clicked on play on the Launcher, I got a "Server Busy" box with three buttons: "Switch to, Retry, and Cancel". Cancel is greyed out. They want me to switch to the busy program and correct the error but when I click "Switch to" all it does is open the Start menu. I've been running scans of all different sorts (Ad-Aware, Malwarebytes, Mc-Afee Virus). I also updated my virus protection to no avail. I'm running Windows XP with SP3. World of Warcraft is also the only program that produces that error, I can use Microsoft Office, Firefox, etc. fine.
PS - I posted this in Blizzard's Technical Support forum but they said it was a general Windows error and beyond their scope.