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Application Error .exe won't start. (Newly Built Computer)

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by Kamui2007, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. Kamui2007

    Kamui2007 Member

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    Hi there. I'm posting this message on my laptop right now because I'm unable to do much of anything on my PC . I purchased a whole layout of parts through Newegg this past month. Basically I had to rebuild my computer from scratch though. So my friend installed his copy of Windows 7 onto my HD and has my data on it now too from my backups. He made me have to do all the labor in putting the computer together though. I have never built one because it took me 4+ hours of looking up information and putting things in place before I got things figured out properly. Now I'm all happy and giddy that my computer is working. I actually am able to boot up to Windows and everything. So I try to plug in my ethernet cable and go online only to find an error waiting for me when I try to open Firefox OR Internet Explorer.

    The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142) Click OK to close the application.

    I read around online some that it sounded like a registry error. There is a program called CCleaner on my desktop that has an option to clean the registry, and I tried that. It corrected 11 different things saying that they all needed to be deleted .

    Is there any reason as to why I am unable to launch this files? And is there any fix? Also tried running as administrator and that didn't work either.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    is his copy of win7 oem(dell\hp) or retail(store bought)?
     
  3. Kamui2007

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    To be honest, I do not know. It more then likely, the non-retail one though.
     

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