Last post Nov 03, 2009 05:42 PM by ozguryasar
Feb 19, 2008 11:23 AM|pfwhitworth|LINK
Started to get this error message pop-up whenever I attempt to run a web app or winforms app. The problem first appeared when I was trying to run a simple winforms app I had written. I'd been running and testing this app without any problems until this error
message started to appear.
Then I found that my web apps would not run via Visual Studio 2005 file sytem. ("Visual Studio could not connect to server"... can't remember exact wording) . I read in a another forum to try running WebDev.Webserver.exe direct from the command line. I tried
this but got the "the application failed to initialize properly (0xc000007b)" error pop-up. Other forums stated that the probable cause was a corrupt WebDev.Webserver.exe file. But the same error pop-up occurs on all my winforms desktop apps too.
Also, I get the "the application failed to initialize properly (0xc000007b)" pop-up whenever I try to compile my web apps using aspnet_compiler.exe.
My web apps will run via VS 2005 if I do "Open website via Localhost" rather than "Openwebsite via File System". My winforms apps will not run at all.
I can't think of anything I did or anything which occured to start this problem happening. Everything was working fine one day and not the next. My machine is a laptop running XP SP2, .NET 2.0, and Visual Studio 2005 Professional with all the service pack
updates. I tried a full repair/install of VS 2005 with no effect. I completely uninstalled and reinstalled the 2.0 .NET framework. I have also run a SFC /scannow for XP which didn't turn up anything.
I suspect a virus of some kind, but the latest spybot and adaware do not turn up anything.
I'm stumped. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
Thanks in advance,
Feb 25, 2008 02:14 PM|pfwhitworth|LINK
In case anyone is interested...
Seems my laptop had picked up a particularly nasty virus/trojan "Win32.dell.uc". This is evidently malware of the "nuker" variety. The latest Spybot detected it but could not eliminate it. The malware had corrupted a lot of Windows system files. I tried
sfc/scannow and an XP repair but nothing worked. Eventually I gave up and did a complete reformat disk/reinstall of XP and all my development tools. My laptop is now clear and everything works as it should. I also changed all my passwords locally and on every
protected site I use.
I'm super careful about opening emails and I can't think how this nasty piece of work got onto my system.
It's gone now, but caused me a lot of wasted time and effort.
Hope this helps someone else.
Nov 03, 2009 05:42 PM|ozguryasar|LINK
Noooooooooooo I don't want to format again. Please another way? If you inform me something different I will be so happy.