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    The application failed to initialize properly(0xc0000022).

    Hello,

    When starting up my laptop, i receive a series of following error message:
    "The application failed to initialize properly(0xc0000022)." for several programs.

    All the programs end in .exe. e.g. skype.exe, iexplore.exe,apoint.exe,etc.

    I also get this message:
    HPAdvisor.exe. The application has generated an exception that could not be handled. Process ID=0x858(2136), Thread ID=0xfe4(4068)

    I am logged in as an administrator.
    Since I am unable to access the internet using normal mode, I am currently using safe mode with networking.

    Initially, after doing research on the web , I thought the problem was a broken EXE association so i followed the instruction for how to fix this from this page:
    Broken EXE Association.

    The problem still occured after I restarted my computer and used normal mode.

    I then created a new account with admin rights to this user. I restarted and logged in as this new user and recieved this error message:
    "userinit.exe-application error application failed to initialize properly(0xc0000022)".

    The desktop remains blue and fails to load.

    Does anyone know what the problem is and how to fix it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    meagain

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    Re: The application failed to initialize properly(0xc0000022).

    Welcome
    Lets start with your idea, I tend to agree. It appears to be a problem with the exe extension. Try this tutorial and then report back
    Default File Type Associations - Restore
    Give this a try, too
    Try to reset the exe and lnk (LNK) associations.
    Default File Type Associations - Restore
    If that does not work, my second thought would be malware. Run an upadated and full anti virus scan
    Download and run a full scan with malwarebytes. Get the free edition. If you cannot get online, with another computer, download to a finger drive and then transfer to your computer.
    Finally, you may want to try a system restore, go back a week before the problem.
    Before the restore make sure this is not a malware or virus problem
    System Restore - How to
    Good luck

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    Re: The application failed to initialize properly(0xc0000022).

    That error is often associated with a hard disk problem - I suggest that you also run CHKDSK and SFC to sort out any problems....
    Click on the Start button
    type in the Search box
    CMD.EXE
    right-click on the only file that is found
    Select Run as Administrator
    - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up
    At the Command prompt, type
    CHKDSK C: /R
    and hit the Enter key
    You will be told that the drive is locked, and the CHKDSK will run at he next boot - hit the Y key, and then reboot. The chkdsk will take a few hours depending on the size of the drive, so be patient!

    After the CHKDSK has run, Windows should boot normally (possibly after a second auto-reboot) - then run the SFC

    SFC -System File Checker - Instructions
    Click on the Start button
    type in the Search box
    CMD.EXE
    right-click on the only file that is found
    Select Run as Administrator
    - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up
    At the Command prompt, type

    SFC /SCANNOW

    and hit the Enter key
    Wait for the scan to finish - make a note of any error messages - and then reboot.

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    Re: The application failed to initialize properly(0xc0000022).

    Thanks for the quick response!

    Re: richc46
    I tried once again the link for the exe extension. Nothing change so I dont think it's that.
    I already tried a system restore but that didnt help.

    Im currently running a full scan using malwarebytes. I will post back here if that solves the problem.

    Thanks

    Re: NoelDP

    Thanks for your help. I'll give this s try and post back in a few hours.

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    Re: The application failed to initialize properly(0xc0000022).

    Hello,
    Re:richc46
    I did the full scan and deleted the infected items and restarted. This didnt fix it.

    Re:NoelDP

    I followed your instructions. After doing the SFC /SCANNOW scan i recieved this :
    "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations" and restarted.

    The problem is still there.

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    Re: The application failed to initialize properly(0xc0000022).

    OK
    Since you can work better in safe mode, it may be a driver or appl problem, try this:
    Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup - Windows 7 Forums
    (same in Vista)

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    Re: The application failed to initialize properly(0xc0000022).

    Hi,
    Re:richc46

    I tried the troubleshoot. I wasnt greeted by the error message when I started my computer up but the problem still presist. When I click on the prorams, the error message pops up.

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    Re: The application failed to initialize properly(0xc0000022).

    Go to search by start button
    Type event viewer
    Go to left panel, adminstrative
    What errors do you see in the left panel?

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    Re: The application failed to initialize properly(0xc0000022).

    Re:richc46
    I'm not sure which errors you want to see but these are the error within 10 minutes after I tried your trobuleshoot recommendation.
    I see the following errors:

    1."The following boot-start or system-start drivers failed to load: eeCTRL, spldr"

    2."The computer browers service depends on the Sever service which failed to start because of the following error: the dependency service or group failed to start"

    3."Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected."

    4."DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service WSearch with arguments "" in order to run the server:

    {7D096C5F-AC08-4F1F-BEB7-5C22C517CE39}"


    5."DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service WSearch with arguments "" in order to run the server:

    {9E175B6D-F52A-11D8-B9A5-505054503030}"

    6."DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service EventSystem with arguments "" in order to run the server:

    {1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B726-00C04FB926AF}"

    7."The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing. HRESULT was 8007043c from line 45 of d:\longhorn\com\complus\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp. Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error."

    8."DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service ShellHWDetection with arguments "" in order to run the server:

    {DD522ACC-F821-461A-A407-50B198B896DC}"

    9."
    The winlogon notification subscriber <GPClient> was unavailable to handle a notification
    "

    10.
    "The service 'TabletInputService' may not have unregistered for device event notifications before it was stopped."

    11.
    Audit events have been dropped by the transport. The real time backup file was corrupt due to improper shutdown.

    12.
    The last sleep transition was unsuccessful. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, failed, or lost power during the sleep transition.

    13.
    The event logging service encountered an error while processing an incoming event published from Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing.

    14.
    The winlogon notification subscriber <GPClient> was unavailable to handle a notification

    15.
    The winlogon notification subscriber <GPClient> was unavailable to handle a notification

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    Re: The application failed to initialize properly(0xc0000022).

    Check your time. Then try to create the problem. If the problem does occur, go to viewer and copy the errors from that time.

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