The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005)


G

Guest

Yesterday I clicked on a link that shut down ie. When I restarted ie I got
the error message mentioned in the subject line. The title of the dialog is
IEXPLORER.EXE.

I think I got hit with some type of adware, spyware, virus, etc. Whatever it
was it went right past my security measures. I have tried the following with
no success:

1. I ran hijackthis, spybot, cwshredder and Ad-Aware.
Result:
- I found a few problem but nothing that looked major. They have been fixed.
- All the programs are the latest version with all the most recent data
downloaded.

2. I used the add remove program to un-install ie 6 SP1.
Result:
- ie 5 works fine.

3. I download ie 6 SP 1 from Microsoft and re-installed it.
Result: The same error occurs.

4. I rebooted in safe mode (with networking) and started ie.
Result: ie works without error.

5. I used regedit to take a look at the internet explorer related keys.
Result: I didn't see anything that is obviously wrong.
Disclaimer: I don't know exactly what I'm looking for.

6. I used the control panel to change the internet options. I set all the
security to the max (to disable scripts, etc.)
Result: ie fails to start with the same error.

My theory: Some type of evil software made it onto my system and tied itself
into the startup process of ie. That software is having some type of error
on init that is causing ie to crash. Problem is, I don't know what to look
for such things.

Any help that can be offered would be greatly appreciated! I'm about 2
minutes away from switching to a non-ie browser.

Other notes: I'm on Win 2K Pro SP4

Thanks

Mike
 
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infrandom

I have been experiencing the exact same problem. On clicking a link I
saw a javascript text box pop up, it was populated with a long string
(I just remember seeing "*****"s and it self submitted. IE crashed and
I have expereienced the same syptoms since.

I have also ran hijackthis, spyboy, cwshredder and Ad-Aware to find
nothing. I have uninstalled and reinstalled IE 6 and still receieve the
error.

Also on Windows 2000, and the only way I can post this was I downloaded
Opera and brought it home on a USB key.
 
G

Go Digital

I have the very same problem. Clicked on a link and the javascript box
poped up IE went down and now, nada. Application error message. tried
reloading ie6 then ie6sp1, no luck.
lucky for me I also have foxfire installed. I would like to have ie
working for the windows updates. Tried to load ie5 but....
Any help in resolving this would be very welcome.
 
G

Guest

I had this same problem and was able to fix it with much searching using
debugging tools. I fixed it by deleting the following registry key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RPCKDM]

Be sure to make a backup of any key before you delete it just in case!!!

Cheers,

Bruce
 
G

Guest

I had this same problem (posted on geekstogo) and deleting this key solved
the problem for me. Outstanding!!!
--
John Pullam
McLean Systems Inc.


Bruce said:
I had this same problem and was able to fix it with much searching using
debugging tools. I fixed it by deleting the following registry key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RPCKDM]

Be sure to make a backup of any key before you delete it just in case!!!

Cheers,

Bruce

ThisShouldBeEasy said:
Yesterday I clicked on a link that shut down ie. When I restarted ie I got
the error message mentioned in the subject line. The title of the dialog is
IEXPLORER.EXE.

I think I got hit with some type of adware, spyware, virus, etc. Whatever it
was it went right past my security measures. I have tried the following with
no success:

1. I ran hijackthis, spybot, cwshredder and Ad-Aware.
Result:
- I found a few problem but nothing that looked major. They have been fixed.
- All the programs are the latest version with all the most recent data
downloaded.

2. I used the add remove program to un-install ie 6 SP1.
Result:
- ie 5 works fine.

3. I download ie 6 SP 1 from Microsoft and re-installed it.
Result: The same error occurs.

4. I rebooted in safe mode (with networking) and started ie.
Result: ie works without error.

5. I used regedit to take a look at the internet explorer related keys.
Result: I didn't see anything that is obviously wrong.
Disclaimer: I don't know exactly what I'm looking for.

6. I used the control panel to change the internet options. I set all the
security to the max (to disable scripts, etc.)
Result: ie fails to start with the same error.

My theory: Some type of evil software made it onto my system and tied itself
into the startup process of ie. That software is having some type of error
on init that is causing ie to crash. Problem is, I don't know what to look
for such things.

Any help that can be offered would be greatly appreciated! I'm about 2
minutes away from switching to a non-ie browser.

Other notes: I'm on Win 2K Pro SP4

Thanks

Mike
 
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Guest

Yesterday, right after I posted this, a car hit a power poll and took out my
power. Yesterday was not a good day.

Now, thanks to Bruce, today is great! Thanks Bruce that worked perfect!

Mike

Bruce said:
I had this same problem and was able to fix it with much searching using
debugging tools. I fixed it by deleting the following registry key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RPCKDM]

Be sure to make a backup of any key before you delete it just in case!!!

Cheers,

Bruce

ThisShouldBeEasy said:
Yesterday I clicked on a link that shut down ie. When I restarted ie I got
the error message mentioned in the subject line. The title of the dialog is
IEXPLORER.EXE.

I think I got hit with some type of adware, spyware, virus, etc. Whatever it
was it went right past my security measures. I have tried the following with
no success:

1. I ran hijackthis, spybot, cwshredder and Ad-Aware.
Result:
- I found a few problem but nothing that looked major. They have been fixed.
- All the programs are the latest version with all the most recent data
downloaded.

2. I used the add remove program to un-install ie 6 SP1.
Result:
- ie 5 works fine.

3. I download ie 6 SP 1 from Microsoft and re-installed it.
Result: The same error occurs.

4. I rebooted in safe mode (with networking) and started ie.
Result: ie works without error.

5. I used regedit to take a look at the internet explorer related keys.
Result: I didn't see anything that is obviously wrong.
Disclaimer: I don't know exactly what I'm looking for.

6. I used the control panel to change the internet options. I set all the
security to the max (to disable scripts, etc.)
Result: ie fails to start with the same error.

My theory: Some type of evil software made it onto my system and tied itself
into the startup process of ie. That software is having some type of error
on init that is causing ie to crash. Problem is, I don't know what to look
for such things.

Any help that can be offered would be greatly appreciated! I'm about 2
minutes away from switching to a non-ie browser.

Other notes: I'm on Win 2K Pro SP4

Thanks

Mike
 
G

Go Digital

Ok!! That did the trick. IE is fully operational again! Thanks for your
help Bruce. I think I'll stick with Foxfire for browsing from now on,
there seems to be alot less "holes" in it, and just use IE for OS
updates.

Thanks again.
 
G

Guest

Thank you Bruce. That was the fix for me also.


Bruce said:
I had this same problem and was able to fix it with much searching using
debugging tools. I fixed it by deleting the following registry key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RPCKDM]

Be sure to make a backup of any key before you delete it just in case!!!

Cheers,

Bruce

ThisShouldBeEasy said:
Yesterday I clicked on a link that shut down ie. When I restarted ie I got
the error message mentioned in the subject line. The title of the dialog is
IEXPLORER.EXE.

I think I got hit with some type of adware, spyware, virus, etc. Whatever it
was it went right past my security measures. I have tried the following with
no success:

1. I ran hijackthis, spybot, cwshredder and Ad-Aware.
Result:
- I found a few problem but nothing that looked major. They have been fixed.
- All the programs are the latest version with all the most recent data
downloaded.

2. I used the add remove program to un-install ie 6 SP1.
Result:
- ie 5 works fine.

3. I download ie 6 SP 1 from Microsoft and re-installed it.
Result: The same error occurs.

4. I rebooted in safe mode (with networking) and started ie.
Result: ie works without error.

5. I used regedit to take a look at the internet explorer related keys.
Result: I didn't see anything that is obviously wrong.
Disclaimer: I don't know exactly what I'm looking for.

6. I used the control panel to change the internet options. I set all the
security to the max (to disable scripts, etc.)
Result: ie fails to start with the same error.

My theory: Some type of evil software made it onto my system and tied itself
into the startup process of ie. That software is having some type of error
on init that is causing ie to crash. Problem is, I don't know what to look
for such things.

Any help that can be offered would be greatly appreciated! I'm about 2
minutes away from switching to a non-ie browser.

Other notes: I'm on Win 2K Pro SP4

Thanks

Mike
 
B

bd420

This just started happening out of the blue for me too, and this
deletion of the RPCKDM folder has worked for me as well! This is truly
amazing, I have spent 5 hours minimum on this, ran RegEdit, FileMon,
Adaware, Spybot, HiJack, added Administrator Full Right to folders,
etc, I was at my wits end. I run a clean machine so I was truly upset
(only have 17 processes running).

Tell me if you think you know what the cause of this was, I have a
feeling this error will be growing in numbers soon.

Oh, did I mention I also have a firewall at the front door blocking
port scans as well. You saved my bacon!

Thanks,

bd said:
I had this same problem and was able to fix it with much searching using
debugging tools. I fixed it by deleting the following registry key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RPCKDM]

Be sure to make a backup of any key before you delete it just in case!!!

Cheers,

Bruce

ThisShouldBeEasy said:
Yesterday I clicked on a link that shut down ie. When I restarted ie I got
the error message mentioned in the subject line. The title of the dialog is
IEXPLORER.EXE.

I think I got hit with some type of adware, spyware, virus, etc. Whatever it
was it went right past my security measures. I have tried the following with
no success:

1. I ran hijackthis, spybot, cwshredder and Ad-Aware.
Result:
- I found a few problem but nothing that looked major. They have been fixed.
- All the programs are the latest version with all the most recent data
downloaded.

2. I used the add remove program to un-install ie 6 SP1.
Result:
- ie 5 works fine.

3. I download ie 6 SP 1 from Microsoft and re-installed it.
Result: The same error occurs.

4. I rebooted in safe mode (with networking) and started ie.
Result: ie works without error.

5. I used regedit to take a look at the internet explorer related keys.
Result: I didn't see anything that is obviously wrong.
Disclaimer: I don't know exactly what I'm looking for.

6. I used the control panel to change the internet options. I set all the
security to the max (to disable scripts, etc.)
Result: ie fails to start with the same error.

My theory: Some type of evil software made it onto my system and tied itself
into the startup process of ie. That software is having some type of error
on init that is causing ie to crash. Problem is, I don't know what to look
for such things.

Any help that can be offered would be greatly appreciated! I'm about 2
minutes away from switching to a non-ie browser.

Other notes: I'm on Win 2K Pro SP4

Thanks

Mike
 
F

Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE

Bruce said:
I had this same problem and was able to fix it with much searching
using debugging tools. I fixed it by deleting the following registry
key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RPCKDM]

Be sure to make a backup of any key before you delete it just in
case!!!

Cheers,

Bruce
Bruce,
Do you have any idea what program is putting that key there?

--
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE
Please respond in Newsgroup only. Do not send email
http://www.fjsmjs.com
Protect your PC
http://www.microsoft.com./athome/security/protect/default.aspx
http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/
 
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Alan Edwards

Bruce,

Do you still have the export?
If not, have you any information as to what may have created this key?
If so, can you post the contents or email them?

....Alan
 
F

freeBSD

One of my users using win2k IE5.5 complained of this error, lucky i
found your posts on top. Deletion of that key solve the IE problem.

My user said he went to a website and clicked on a link, then a message
popped up and couldnt open IE anymore. So what is that link, which
website it is, what is the code behind that link, how a link in a
website can add a registry key is weird. my pc is not affected and that
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RPCKDM]
key is not found in my pc.

Thank you very much for the solution guys.
 
G

Guest

Hi.

It is good to know that there is a solution to this problem, i have spent a
lot of time trying to fix it. But how do I find the registry key so that I
can delete it? I have tried to search both automatically and manually without
finding it. Grateful for a reply.

Cheers
Arne

Bruce said:
I had this same problem and was able to fix it with much searching using
debugging tools. I fixed it by deleting the following registry key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RPCKDM]

Be sure to make a backup of any key before you delete it just in case!!!

Cheers,

Bruce

ThisShouldBeEasy said:
Yesterday I clicked on a link that shut down ie. When I restarted ie I got
the error message mentioned in the subject line. The title of the dialog is
IEXPLORER.EXE.

I think I got hit with some type of adware, spyware, virus, etc. Whatever it
was it went right past my security measures. I have tried the following with
no success:

1. I ran hijackthis, spybot, cwshredder and Ad-Aware.
Result:
- I found a few problem but nothing that looked major. They have been fixed.
- All the programs are the latest version with all the most recent data
downloaded.

2. I used the add remove program to un-install ie 6 SP1.
Result:
- ie 5 works fine.

3. I download ie 6 SP 1 from Microsoft and re-installed it.
Result: The same error occurs.

4. I rebooted in safe mode (with networking) and started ie.
Result: ie works without error.

5. I used regedit to take a look at the internet explorer related keys.
Result: I didn't see anything that is obviously wrong.
Disclaimer: I don't know exactly what I'm looking for.

6. I used the control panel to change the internet options. I set all the
security to the max (to disable scripts, etc.)
Result: ie fails to start with the same error.

My theory: Some type of evil software made it onto my system and tied itself
into the startup process of ie. That software is having some type of error
on init that is causing ie to crash. Problem is, I don't know what to look
for such things.

Any help that can be offered would be greatly appreciated! I'm about 2
minutes away from switching to a non-ie browser.

Other notes: I'm on Win 2K Pro SP4

Thanks

Mike
 
F

Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE

Arne said:
Hi.

It is good to know that there is a solution to this problem, i have
spent a lot of time trying to fix it. But how do I find the registry
key so that I can delete it? I have tried to search both
automatically and manually without finding it. Grateful for a reply.

Cheers
Arne
Go to Start | Run and type
regedit
and press <Enter>.
In the left column navigate to
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RPCKDM]
and highlight it. Right click it and select Export, giving it a name you
can remember. Then right click it again and select Delete.

Please, if you could email a copy of the exported REG file to me maybe we
can start to figure out what's doing it: Don't use Reply To; that will
bounce:
(e-mail address removed)

--
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE
Please respond in Newsgroup only. Do not send email
http://www.fjsmjs.com
Protect your PC
http://www.microsoft.com./athome/security/protect/default.aspx
http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/
 
D

dave A

Im Having this same problem, i got it the same way by clicking on a link but
i cant find the file to deleate on my computer as well. when i try to run
the regedit dos encounters an illegal instruction and shuts down. What do i
do?
 
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Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE

dave A said:
Im Having this same problem, i got it the same way by clicking on a
link but i cant find the file to deleate on my computer as well.
when i try to run the regedit dos encounters an illegal instruction
and shuts down. What do i do?
Per my instructions run Regedit from Window's Start | Run. I don't see how
you can get a DOS error.

--
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE
Please respond in Newsgroup. Do not send email
http://www.fjsmjs.com
Protect your PC
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/
 
A

Alan Edwards

If you get a DOS error using Regedit, then you are probably using
Regedit.com (a Trojan or malware) instead of Regedit.exe
Get rid of Regedit.com if you have it and use Regedit.exe instead.

....Alan
 
G

Guest

Bruce said:
I had this same problem and was able to fix it with much searching using
debugging tools. I fixed it by deleting the following registry key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RPCKDM]

Be sure to make a backup of any key before you delete it just in case!!!

Cheers,

Bruce

ThisShouldBeEasy said:
Yesterday I clicked on a link that shut down ie. When I restarted ie I got
the error message mentioned in the subject line. The title of the dialog is
IEXPLORER.EXE.

I think I got hit with some type of adware, spyware, virus, etc. Whatever it
was it went right past my security measures. I have tried the following with
no success:

1. I ran hijackthis, spybot, cwshredder and Ad-Aware.
Result:
- I found a few problem but nothing that looked major. They have been fixed.
- All the programs are the latest version with all the most recent data
downloaded.

2. I used the add remove program to un-install ie 6 SP1.
Result:
- ie 5 works fine.

3. I download ie 6 SP 1 from Microsoft and re-installed it.
Result: The same error occurs.

4. I rebooted in safe mode (with networking) and started ie.
Result: ie works without error.

5. I used regedit to take a look at the internet explorer related keys.
Result: I didn't see anything that is obviously wrong.
Disclaimer: I don't know exactly what I'm looking for.

6. I used the control panel to change the internet options. I set all the
security to the max (to disable scripts, etc.)
Result: ie fails to start with the same error.

My theory: Some type of evil software made it onto my system and tied itself
into the startup process of ie. That software is having some type of error
on init that is causing ie to crash. Problem is, I don't know what to look
for such things.

Any help that can be offered would be greatly appreciated! I'm about 2
minutes away from switching to a non-ie browser.

Other notes: I'm on Win 2K Pro SP4

Thanks

Mike
 
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Guest

I too have been having problems with IE, only I get the "failureto
initialize" error message when I try to shut down my PC instead of when I try
to start IE. I discovered after sending error reports to Microsoft that it
is IE- associated, and supposedly they are working on a solution but none
found yet. After reading your posts, I'm wondering if this could be solved
by deletion of the file you mentioned, or if anyone out there has any
suggestions, I'd be grateful.

Thanks.

Bruce said:
I had this same problem and was able to fix it with much searching using
debugging tools. I fixed it by deleting the following registry key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RPCKDM]

Be sure to make a backup of any key before you delete it just in case!!!

Cheers,

Bruce

ThisShouldBeEasy said:
Yesterday I clicked on a link that shut down ie. When I restarted ie I got
the error message mentioned in the subject line. The title of the dialog is
IEXPLORER.EXE.

I think I got hit with some type of adware, spyware, virus, etc. Whatever it
was it went right past my security measures. I have tried the following with
no success:

1. I ran hijackthis, spybot, cwshredder and Ad-Aware.
Result:
- I found a few problem but nothing that looked major. They have been fixed.
- All the programs are the latest version with all the most recent data
downloaded.

2. I used the add remove program to un-install ie 6 SP1.
Result:
- ie 5 works fine.

3. I download ie 6 SP 1 from Microsoft and re-installed it.
Result: The same error occurs.

4. I rebooted in safe mode (with networking) and started ie.
Result: ie works without error.

5. I used regedit to take a look at the internet explorer related keys.
Result: I didn't see anything that is obviously wrong.
Disclaimer: I don't know exactly what I'm looking for.

6. I used the control panel to change the internet options. I set all the
security to the max (to disable scripts, etc.)
Result: ie fails to start with the same error.

My theory: Some type of evil software made it onto my system and tied itself
into the startup process of ie. That software is having some type of error
on init that is causing ie to crash. Problem is, I don't know what to look
for such things.

Any help that can be offered would be greatly appreciated! I'm about 2
minutes away from switching to a non-ie browser.

Other notes: I'm on Win 2K Pro SP4

Thanks

Mike
 

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