Besides some annoying startup errors in loading Windows such as “Limited Virtual Memory”, the users will get frustrating message in launching some certain programs. And the error code 0X80000003 is the most common one that users will encounter. That is, while attempting to load a program, an error message indicating “The application failed to initialize properly (0X80000003). Click on ok to terminate the application” will appear. What is going on and how can you fix error code 0X80000003 effectively?
First of all, you should know that the error code 0X80000003 can be caused by many different reasons. But the first thing you should do is to restart the computer and give a different IDE cable a try. Sometimes, such an error message will go forever.
If a reboot does not solve the error code 0X80000003, you can directly go to Start/Run and type eventvwr.msc and hit enter to go. When you are in the Event Viewer, click Applications, right click any Red X’s on the right side and choose Properties. Then, it will tell you what application is having problems. At this time, you can either uninstall and reinstall the program or directly update it to the latest version. Some bugs within the current version of the program on your computer will in many cases bring in the appearance of the code 0X80000003 error messages to happen.
Sometimes, the program will not load due to an error code 0X80000003 when the computer does not recognizing a piece of hardware such as a printer, sound card or mouse on the computer. We know that it is very frequent for the hardware/software manufacturer to release some available updates for their products. If they are not updated to the latest ones, some will not be correctly read by the Windows operating system, bringing in the computer shutdown problems when you click on the shut down button. Directly check and install all latest drivers, then you can most of the time deal with the program startup problem.
Fourthly, the error code 0X80000003 at most of the time has something to do with a virus or other malicious software in your system. We all know that, viruses or other malware are able to get onto the computer secretly without your permission, and has the ability to cause potential damage to the root of your system, for example, changing default computer settings and affecting the boot up process. Aside from that, some advanced malicious programs like spyware and adware are powerful enough to change your operating system’s configuration and stop you from loading some programs correctly. To troubleshoot and fix this computer error, you need to first make sure the computer is totally virus and malware clean.
Lastly, it comes to the most important component of the Windows-based operating system – Windows registry database. Window registry is simply a Win db that used to store various data of the whole computer, including configurations about your software and hardware, your user’s account & information, etc. No matter whatever you have done on the computer, it will add some corresponding entries to this database. With the passage of time, most incomplete software installation/uninstallation, and some other files on within this database will cause your Windows registry goes missing, corrupted or damaged. If the system cannot locate the correct entries to receive or send your data correctly, you will get an error code 0X80000003 message. Thus, the final thing you should do right now is to completely scan your whole PC and repair all registry errors. Only in this way, can you run the computer and all added programs properly all the time.
So, stop worrying about how to fix error code 0X80000003 on your computer right now! Any one of the above solutions will work and deal with the annoying error message for you within steps. Good luck and wish you enjoy an error-clean computer all the time!