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Topic # 95424 3-Jan-2012 17:08
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Hey there,,
I'm having a problem with my computer's desktop.
When I turn my computer on, it takes about 2 hours to load, then once loaded and I log on, it doesn't show my desktop. Instead it has a black screen and a message saying "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000022)." I have opened task manager but the same message pops up. Nothing will load, there is no start menu.
I've tried to boot up in safe mode and it works, but from there I have no clue how to fix this problem.
Please help, I'm so frustrated >:(

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  Reply # 564052 3-Jan-2012 17:15
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How? My computer doesn't have internet as it won't load. I'm currently using a friend's.

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  Reply # 564059 3-Jan-2012 17:39
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I tried doing that, and it won't work :(. It requires an internet connection to scan.



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  Reply # 564074 3-Jan-2012 18:11
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Have tried both. Microsoft tool says it doesn't work in safe mode. Am extracting AVG now, hope it works :/

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  Reply # 564078 3-Jan-2012 18:17
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The Microsoft tool will create a bootable CD - you should do this in your friend's PC, then use that CD to boot your PC and run the scan. It is used exactly when you can't boot your PC, which is your case.





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  Reply # 564081 3-Jan-2012 18:19
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You will need a blank CD. You will run the tool to create a bootable CD.

Please read the instructions in that page again.






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  Reply # 564086 3-Jan-2012 18:39
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Ok, so do I do a quick, full or custom scan?

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  Reply # 564089 3-Jan-2012 18:48
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Once it's ready to run you will do a FULL scan. No reason to be quick now. You want to see if there's anything wrong with your PC. You can't save time on this.






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  Reply # 564127 3-Jan-2012 21:21
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Just finished a full scan. No threats were detected.

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  Reply # 564128 3-Jan-2012 21:24
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Ok, so this leaves out hardware problems.

Are you running Windows 7? You could boot in Safe Mode, run Memory Diagnostics and let it run overnight to make sure memory is ok.

If memory is ok, hard drive could be next... I hope you have a backup. You could unplug the HDD from your PC, plug into an external enclosure and copy contents to another drive.

After that I would recommend running a full test on your HDD while on that external connection. If all ok, then perhaps plug back into your PC and doing a full Windows reinstall.






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  Reply # 564130 3-Jan-2012 21:38
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No, vista. Ok so how do I run Memory Diagnostics?
I don't have a backup unfortunately. How do I unplug the HDD from my pc? And also how do I run a test in my HDD? 
Sorry I don't know much about computers.

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  Reply # 564134 3-Jan-2012 21:51
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In this case I think you should consider taking it to a technician then. Whatever they will have to do will take less time and they will have the tools.






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  Reply # 564135 3-Jan-2012 21:53
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Hmm I thought about that but it costs too much. Guess I'll have to do it anyway. Thanks for your help

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