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Just updated XP now nothing will run


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Frustrated05

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Hi, I recently did a big update on Windows XP and now today when I booted up my computer, I got error messages on startup saying "the application failed to initialize properly 0xc000001d" the apps that were supposed to startup were my wireless adapter's software and Avast antivirus. Both got the error message telling me to press "ok" to terminate them. Then, I tried opening Firefox to Google the problem. Same error message, same on Opera also and Chrome didn't even start up or get an error message. All my applications except for IE and Microsoft software (Xcel, Word) get the error message and terminate. Also, it says I'm connected to my wireless network but when I open up IE it acts as if I'm not connected, I think this is because of some software tied to my wireless adapter not working though. I tried a System Restore to a previous point that was before the updates, the restore was successful but I still get the error messages.
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Hello Frustrated05...

Are you able to run a System Restore? If the applet will open, restore to a time just before the updates were installed.

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Hi, yes, I am able to use the System Restore tool. I did create a restore point to just before I downloaded and installed the updates. I was able to successfully restore back to that point (before the updates), but I still get the error messages.
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Read right past the fact that you'd already tried a System Restore...sorry. :)

Do you have your XP disk? If so, is it a Microsoft disk or an OEM (branded) disk?
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Well, as asked by Wannabe1, "Do you have the CD"
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I have an OEM disk
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Open My Computer. Right click the HDD carrying Windows, Click Properties, Click Tools, Click Error
checking, click Check Now, click to check Automatically fix file errors, Click Start. You will be asked do you wish to reschedule for next restart. Click YES.
Restart computer. DO NOT INTERRUPT the check or use the computer.
When that has finished. and provising no warnings as computer is restarted
DO THIS

Insert the CD.
If it autoruns, simply exit from that.
Click Start
Click Run
Type "sfc /scannow" without the colons.
Note space between sfc and /.
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I did the Windows hard drive scan / fix and tried using the sfc /scannow, it told me I had the wrong CD and I can't find any other Windows CDs I have, the problem still isn't fixed from the Windows scanner though.
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Nevermind, I found the disk and sfc /scannow worked, just had to hit retry a bunch of times. Everything seems fixed now Thanks!
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Did the update itself actually succeed in the first place and what was the update.
Pleased it is fixed but you need to check this aspect of the problem

Edited by Macboatmaster, 22 June 2010 - 01:10 PM.

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