After my computer is inactive for a few hours and I come back to start using it again, almost always, any icon that I click on, I will get the following: a message box comes up over with the text "The application failed to initialize properly (0x0000142). Click OK to terminate the application."
If I reboot the computer, all seems to be fine until it sits inactive for a while. This is getting to be a real nuisance. I have done a lot of searching in google and so far I have not found the fix. I have seen a lot of messages where others or having the same problem. I sure hope someone in the Windows 7 forums has the fix for this. I am using Windows 7 RTM (64 bit) on an almost new Dell XPS 420 with 8 gig of ram with an intel Core 2 Quad processor.