task manager error



Shanny_W
07-09-2005, 11:14 PM
When I try to close Windows XP, I get taskmgr.exe application error.
Application failed to initialize (0xc0000142). I have looked on the MS
website and on google and nothing is fixing this problem...even installed
some service pack updates and it still happens. Any help you can offer to
fix this would be greatly appreciated - doesn't bother my programs, just is
annoying!
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SMW

TaurArian
07-09-2005, 11:14 PM
Enable/repair the Task Manager (#113)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm



Troubleshooting the Task Manager
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_t.htm#tm



"Shanny_W" <shanny101@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:33B02792-3377-4795-BB26-BE55194662E8@microsoft.com...
> When I try to close Windows XP, I get taskmgr.exe application error.
> Application failed to initialize (0xc0000142). I have looked on the MS
> website and on google and nothing is fixing this problem...even installed
> some service pack updates and it still happens. Any help you can offer to
> fix this would be greatly appreciated - doesn't bother my programs, just is
> annoying!
> --
> SMW

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:15 PM
I would suspect some type of malware (virus/spyware), as Task Manager is not required to shut down Windows XP, and as far as I know, is not invoked in the shutdown process. Ensure that your antivirus software is up to date and scan your system in Safe Mode (See Help and Support for more information on Safe Mode). Additionally, you may want to check out anti-spyware programs, such as:

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx (MS AntiSpyware Beta)
http://www.lavasoftusa.com (AdAware)
http://www.safer-networking.org (SpyBot Search and Destroy)

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"Shanny_W" <shanny101@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:33B02792-3377-4795-BB26-BE55194662E8@microsoft.com...
> When I try to close Windows XP, I get taskmgr.exe application error.
> Application failed to initialize (0xc0000142). I have looked on the MS
> website and on google and nothing is fixing this problem...even installed
> some service pack updates and it still happens. Any help you can offer to
> fix this would be greatly appreciated - doesn't bother my programs, just is
> annoying!
> --
> SMW


task manager error