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Defender, Application failed to initialize: 0x80070006.

S

Smokey

#1
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?
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Smokey
 

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E

Engel

#2
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
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"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 Computer

S

Smokey

#3
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 Computer

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