taskmgr.exe - Application Error (0xc000012d)

March 8, 2011 at 14:38:32
Specs: Windows XP, 149 GB / 10.06 GB free space
Hi, I often get this error message;

taskmgr.exe – Application Error
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc000012d). Click on OK to terminate the application.

and then have to reboot. I also got the following errors today;

[Skype] ipoint.exe - Application Error The exception unknown software exception (0xe06d7363) occurred in the application at location 0x7c812afb.
[Skype] Application Error Exception EInvalidOperation in module Skype.exe at 0005B008. Cancas does not allow drawing.
[Photoshop] Could not save preferences because of a disk error.
[Photoshop?] The application failed to initialize properly (0x000012d). Click on OK to terminate the application.
[Firefox?] Thread creation error: Not enough quota is available to process this command.
[?] Ending program: Device IO Notification Manager ...

I recently removed a lot of stuff trying to do a clean reinstall for Firefox, and am worried I've trashed something useful by mistake, or have a trojan/virus. Or possibly my copy of Windows is too old? I know my hard drive is chockablock full to bursting point, but my external drive is currently being repaired...

I managed to patch the Firefox problem by creating a new Profile, but tried to update QuickTime and got these;

The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable.
Click OK to try again, or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package ‘QuickTime.msi’ in the box below.

The path ‘C:/Documents and Settings/User/Local Settings/Application Data/Apple/Apple Software Update/QuickTime.msi’ cannot be found. Verify that you have access to this location and try again, or try to find the installation package ‘QuickTime.msi’ in a folder from which you can install the product QuickTime.

Can't find QuickTime.msi

Thanks for your time.


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March 8, 2011 at 20:19:36
I suggest you download Ccleaner Slim and run the cleaner module to free up more space. Then run defrag on the hard drive.

Get Ccleaner Slim at the link below.


Ipointe.exe is software for a Microsoft Intellimouse. Maybe you installed the wrong version for your mouse.

Most of the other stuff sounds like you should just uninstall and reinstall those programs.

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March 9, 2011 at 03:42:22
I would agree with this, ccleaner is a really good tool.

but also do disk cleanup - start>programs>accessories>system tools.

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March 11, 2011 at 08:00:03
Hi thanks for your replies. Had already tried all those things including CCleaner and reinstalling the programs, unfortunately to no avail. My main problem at the moment is that I have no access to QuickTime and can't uninstall it.

Also got the following error messages and problems last night:

javaw.exe – Bad Image
The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\d3d9.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.

same message re: C:\ProgramFiles\Java\jre6\bin\zip.dll

Tabs & boxes stopped displaying words In Firefox, Word and Start menu.

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