Yes, I've tried the most common things. Uninstalling, reinstalling, repair, etc. Google search came up with very limited info. One person did a whole mess of registry edits which looked more complicated than I wanted to deal with. If I google search just the error of "HRESULTE_FAIL" a whole bunch of links show up, but none of it really helped with my specific issue. So this is a common error to windows I'm guessing that's caused by the application that's been corrupted. I just don't know what was corrupted since uninstalling/reinstalling doesn't help. I frankly don't want to go to the extreme of reinstalling windows for this.