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The application failed to initalize properly (0XC000012D). need some help, Can someone offer some advice.


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#1 azreal1983

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 12:36 PM

I have been advised that I need to post my post into this forum.

I have 2 issues which I could really do with some guidence on.

Issue 1

When leaving my machine of for a period of time I get this error:

"THe application failed to initalize propoerly (0XC000012D) click on OK to terminate."

This error occours on all applications I try and run so I have to reboot.

From looking on a few other forums and other peoples posts this error is usually down to RAM failure or to many SCVHOST.EXE

I have downloaded Memtest86+ 2.11 and run it. My RAM passed.
So i assume my ram is all ok.


I have run:
Norton 360 full - all clean
PC tools Spyware Doctor - all clean
SDFIX - all clean
spybot serach and destory - all clean

also I have run the following in command prompt I make sure that all dll and ocx permisions are ok.

CACLS %systemroot%\System32\*.dll /E /G BUILTIN\Users:R
CACLS %systemroot%\System32\*.ocx /E /G BUILTIN\Users:R

I have downloaded Process Explorer which I have read can help me identify which processes are going wrong to cause my error.

I am not sure how to use this program to diagnose/fix my error, so some help would be great.
How do I use Process Explorer to diagnose which SCVHOST.EXE is causing the problem?

Issue 2

My PC freezes when the black screen with the XP logo is fading in. I can kinda see a faded XP logo, but it doesnt shift from this screen. (this first XP screen with the blue status bar at the bottom)
This only happens ever so often but i have to turn off and on again. Can anyone help with this error too.

My PC stats (captured from Memtest86+ and System Properties
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU
Q6600 @2.40Ghz P35/G33
3.25 GB of Ram (333hmz (ddr666)
OS Microsoft XP Professional SP3

I have attached my DDS files too.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 02:36 AM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer

We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.

If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

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Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.

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Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.


Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:
  • Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 03:02 AM

I have attached the DDS report. I have not had an 0XC000012D error in a while. I think i have resolved this issue as I reinstalled the audio driver with the latest one and I think this has resolved it.

For the other issue, still happens ever so often.

Also my PC just freezes if left on for a long time.

Thank you for any help.

I really don't want to have to reformat and start again.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 05:56 AM

Hi azrael1983,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 05:58 AM

Hello,

I am here

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 07:09 AM

Hi azrael1983,

Doesn't sound like malware and there isn't anything coming up on the logs but let's do a double-check.

We need to scan for Rootkits with GMER
  • Please download GMER from one of the following locations, and save it to your desktop, please rename it as gamer.exe.
    • Main Mirror
      This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)
    • Zip Mirror
      This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.
  • Close any and all open programs, as this process may crash your computer.
  • Double click Posted Image or Posted Image on your desktop.
  • Allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
  • You may see this window. If you do, click No.
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  • Click on Posted Image and wait for the scan to finish.
  • If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.
  • Push Posted Image and save the logfile to your desktop.
  • Copy and Paste the contents of that file in your next post.

Then

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application or, if you are using Vista, right-click and select Run As Administrator on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
  • On the Scanner tab:
    • Make sure the "Perform Full Scan" option is selected.
    • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
  • Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Regardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine. If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes, they may alert you after scanning with MBAM. Please permit the program to allow the changes.

Finally let's run an online scan.

I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan
  • Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
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  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    • Click on Posted Image to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the Posted Image icon on your desktop.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Click the Posted Image button.
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  • Check Posted Image
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  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, push Posted Image
  • Push Posted Image, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Push the Posted Image button.
  • Push Posted Image
As I said, not likely to find anything but it's always good to check these things out. :thumbup2:
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:53 AM

Is this is all clear, are you still able to help? Or will this be a config issue and not for this section?

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 10:34 AM

It's likely that this is not malware. I can't say for 100% until you've run the above scans though.
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 01:40 PM

I have just tried the GMER and I got a blue screen, (twice tried it 2 times)

Got a stop error of 0XC000005, 0X654B6575, OXEE4F37E4, 0X0000000)

I am going to download the other checker and see if this finds anything.

My PC has been freezing now. No errors just nothing will open etc.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 12:45 AM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.39
Database version: 2474
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

22/07/2009 06:43:12
mbam-log-2009-07-22 (06-43-12).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 336291
Time elapsed: 4 hour(s), 1 minute(s), 28 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 06:21 AM

Can you run the ESET scanner.

This is looking like a system issue now but ESET should confirm that.

Thanks, azrael1983.
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:47 AM

I am at work currently. I will be at home after 6pm I will run it then.

I have run several other online scans, (Kaspersky Lab ) and they came up with nothing.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:48 AM

Okay, I will call it a day when the ESET scan comes back clean. :thumbup2:
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 03:21 PM

found 2. deleted after quarantine.

Will this cause crashing.
IE8 has been freezing etc.

Can yo help

I attempted to upgrade to vista, will that cure the problems with the opp systems, slowness and crashing

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 03:46 PM

One was in SDFix's folder. The other was in Internet Explorer and Trojan Fake Alert can cause crashes as it installs files into IE.

MBAM does detect its main files and it didn't which means that was a leftover.

Reboot your computer, azrael1983 and let me know if the crashing continues.

If you still wish to install Vista then let me know. :thumbup2:
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