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Error: Application failed to initialize properly


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#1 neptune431

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:12 PM

Computer is on for 24 hrs. +- and the keyboard & mouse become unresponsive. (before that 24 hrs. the machine runs great) If I'm able to open a program a typical message error is: "Notepad.exe - Application error - The application failed to initialize properly (0x000012d) Click OK to terminate the application" (my quotes). I am forced to restart the computer.
I was sent to this forum from the anti malware forum who (I think) originally did find some instances of malware, however since the varmint has been removed the symtom has returned and they sent me here. {Marti} They suggested I do a reinstall- it dosen't appear to be too difficult with the Dell reinstall disc.

Windows XP sp3 Home
1 Gb ram
250Gb external hard drive
111 Gb internal hard drive

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 08:04 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

Well...have you read the Dell documentation for your system...which indicates how to install, the effects, etc.?

System model?

I don't believe that you will be able to do a repair install with a CD reflecting SP1...since your system reflects SP3. But Dell systems don't necessarily play by the rules of owners with MS Genuine XP CDs...which is why you need to consult your system documentation to see what your options are.

If you tell us the model, I will review the system documentation and state what I see as your options.

Louis

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 06:06 PM

System model is 4550
pentium ®4CPU 2.4 Ghz
Version 2002

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 08:14 PM

Page you need to review: Reinstalling Windows XP, Dell Dimension 4550.

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