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Windows 7: Cant launch programs, error 0xc0000005

04 Aug 2013   #1

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Cant launch programs, error 0xc0000005

I can't access any programs on my laptop. Just recently when I boot I immediately get a bunch of errors for my default programs that says 'The application was unable to start correctly (oxc0000005)'. This happens for any program I try to open.

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04 Aug 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Sometimes that error means you may have malware on your computer that is preventing you from opening any program.

Here is a list of free 'bootable' Antivirus rescue CD's.
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04 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

warning   Warning
You will need a USB FLASH DRIVE

Tip   Tip
Download the Tool from a non infected PC

Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Choose one that goes with your OS bit version . Save the file to a USB Flash drive

32-bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

64-Bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64

Note   Note
Click the button and right-click Computer .Select Properties . Look for System Type: which will say 32-bit Operating System or 64-bit Operating System

Plug the flash drive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select Repair Your Computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.

To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:
Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account and click Next.

On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:
  • Startup Repair
  • System Restore
  • Windows Complete PC Restore
  • Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
  • Command Prompt

Select Command Prompt

In the command window type X:\FRST.exe (for x64 bit version type X:\FRST64.exe) and press Enter

Note   Note
Replace letter X with the drive letter of your flash drive.

Tip   Tip
Type the commands below to see what your letter is for the USB drive and press ENTER after each command

List volume
The tool will start to run.
When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
FRST will let you know when the scan is complete and has written the FRST.txt to file

Upload the FRST.txt file

Note   Note
FRST.txt file will be inside the root of the USB Flash Drive
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05 Aug 2013   #4
x BlueRobot


c0000005 is a access violation, it usually means the program has attempted to access a invalid memory address or a memory address which doesn't exist. Which programs are you attempting to open?
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