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Defender, Application failed to initialize: 0x80070006.

  1. #1


    Smokey Guest

    Defender, Application failed to initialize: 0x80070006.

    Recently upgraded XP SP2 to Vista Business (Upgrade). I originally had
    Defender installed with XP.

    When trying to run Defender, I get the following message;
    Application failed to initialize: 0x80070006. The handle is invalid.

    I have done several searches but cant find anything against this code.

    I saw a thread which suggested to rename the SoftwareDistribution folder,
    which I did to no avail.

    Any suggestions/ideas?
    --
    Smokey

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Engel Guest

    RE: Defender, Application failed to initialize: 0x80070006.

    Hello Smokey,

    This is not what you wants to hear, but it is the KB on this issue:
    "Application failed to initialize"

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=935511

    For the benefit of the community reading this post, please rate the pºst.

    I hope this post is helpful.

    Let us know how it works ºut.

    Еиçεl
    --


    "Smokey" wrote:

    > Recently upgraded XP SP2 to Vista Business (Upgrade). I originally had
    > Defender installed with XP.
    >
    > When trying to run Defender, I get the following message;
    > Application failed to initialize: 0x80070006. The handle is invalid.
    >
    > I have done several searches but cant find anything against this code.
    >
    > I saw a thread which suggested to rename the SoftwareDistribution folder,
    > which I did to no avail.
    >
    > Any suggestions/ideas?
    > --
    > Smokey


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Smokey Guest

    RE: Defender, Application failed to initialize: 0x80070006.

    Bugger!

    Thanks Engel, appreciate the response.

    Looks like it is a reinstall for me (In my wisdom I turned off System
    Restore and I dont remember why, lol)

    --
    Smokey


    "Engel" wrote:

    > Hello Smokey,
    >
    > This is not what you wants to hear, but it is the KB on this issue:
    > "Application failed to initialize"
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=935511
    >
    > For the benefit of the community reading this post, please rate the pºst.
    >
    > I hope this post is helpful.
    >
    > Let us know how it works ºut.
    >
    > Еиçεl
    > --
    >
    >
    > "Smokey" wrote:
    >
    > > Recently upgraded XP SP2 to Vista Business (Upgrade). I originally had
    > > Defender installed with XP.
    > >
    > > When trying to run Defender, I get the following message;
    > > Application failed to initialize: 0x80070006. The handle is invalid.
    > >
    > > I have done several searches but cant find anything against this code.
    > >
    > > I saw a thread which suggested to rename the SoftwareDistribution folder,
    > > which I did to no avail.
    > >
    > > Any suggestions/ideas?
    > > --
    > > Smokey


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Defender, Application failed to initialize: 0x80070006.

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