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Windows 7: Unable to start most programs, error (0xc0150004)

14 May 2013   #1
DaveTK

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
 
 
Unable to start most programs, error (0xc0150004)

Basically, whenever I try and open most any installed program other than the ones that come preinstalled, I get an error code saying "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0150004)"

I also can't run anything I download, or I get an error saying "The exception unknown software exception (0xc06d007e) occurred in the application at location 0x74f4c41f." At least when I download Flash player.

I've tried a Clean Boot, and running sfc /scannow. Still not fixed. Help?


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14 May 2013   #2
Snyperx

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

You may want to try and do a memory scan using Memtest86. Odd error messages and behavior can be caused by a bad stick of memory.
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14 May 2013   #3
DaveTK

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
 
 

Went to their site, can't download it. Same error as in the original post. I've just built the computer on Sunday, and everythings been working fine up until now.
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14 May 2013   #4
Snyperx

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Try shutting down and removing one of the sticks of memory and booting back up. If the errors stop you have a bad stick. swap sticks to test both.

Ideally you still want to scan the sticks for errors at some point to confirm.
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14 May 2013   #5
DaveTK

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
 
 

Alright, i'll try that now.
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14 May 2013   #6
Kaktussoft

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14 May 2013   #7
DaveTK

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
 
 

Nope, all I did last night was play GTA IV for a bit, then shut down. Got up this morning to find it doing this. Everything was fine before.
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14 May 2013   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaveTK View Post
Nope, all I did last night was play GTA IV for a bit, then shut down. Got up this morning to find it doing this. Everything was fine before.
Do "system restore". System Restore
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14 May 2013   #9
DaveTK

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
 
 

I'll try it, thanks.
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14 May 2013   #10
DaveTK

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
 
 

I tried to restore, said that it couldn't restore completely because of my antivirus, and to turn it off and restore again. Thing is, I can't open AVG to stop it. Would I be able to just uninstall it completely and try again?
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