Solving "Application Failed to Initialize Properly Oxcoooo135" on Windows XP

One of the most frustrating errors on any computer system is the "Application Failed to Initialize Properly 0xc00000135 error". This error typically appears on Windows XP machines during startup or while launching certain applications. Here are the steps you can follow to fix the 0xc00000135 error on a Windows XP machine.

What Causes 0xc00000135 Error?

The 0xc00000135 error occurs when the Windows Windows XP system fails to load a required file upon startup or when an application or service tries to access a dll or executable that has been corrupted or is out of date. This would typically happen on machines with corrupted or outdated entries in the registry and can also be caused by malware, virus, or system instability.

Steps to Resolve 0xc00000135 Error

Before trying any of the steps below, make sure you have the latest version of Microsoft .NET framework installed on your machine.

Perform a system scan for viruses and malware to roboot and eradicate any malicious programs.

Update your Windows XP system and important program drivers to the latest version available.

Perform a "Clean Boot" to troubleshoot program conflicts.

Uninstall any recently installed programs that might cause conflicts with existing programs or services.

Try using a registry cleaner to repair any corrupt or missing files.

Reinstall the application or service causing the error.

  1. Perform a "System Restore" to undo any recent changes to the system.

If everthing fails, you may have to do a fresh Windows XP installation on your machine to resolve the 0xc00000135 error.


Q1: What causes the 0xc00000135 error?

The 0xc00000135 error is caused by corrupted or outdated entries in the registry and can also be caused by malware, virus, or system instability.

Q2: How can I update my Windows XP system?

To update your Windows XP system, open the Windows Control Panel and then click on the Windows Update icon. Once you are on the Windows Update page, click on ‘Install Updates.’ If any available updates do not meet your needs, you can select them individually and install them by clicking on ‘Uninstall.’

Q3: How can I perform a “Clean Boot”?

To perform a “Clean Boot” on Windows XP, open the Windows Control Panel and select the ‘System’ icon. Once in the system information screen, select the ‘Advanced’ tab followed by the ‘Startup & Recovery’ option. Under the ‘System Startup’ section, click on the ‘Edit’ button and then select the ‘Clean Boot’ option to begin the process.

Q4: How can I use a registry cleaner to repair any corrupt or missing files?

You should use a reputable registry cleaner program such as Ccleaner to repair corrupt or missing files. The program will scan your entire system and locate any possible errors. Once it is finished, click on the ‘Fix Selected Issues’ button to resolve any issues found.

Q5: How can I do a System Restore?

To perform a system Restore, open the Start menu and choose ‘Run’. In the ‘Run’ dialog box, type  ‘restore’ and press the ‘OK’ button. This will start the System Restore wizard. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process.

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