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I recently updated windows (I update whenever there is one available) and out of the 12 updates one failed. It was a security update for explorer. Anyways, after finally booting up I get an error if I try to open just about any application.

The error says "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000005)."

My system runs and boots fine. I just can't use it. It's really frustrating and I even have to post this from my phone because I can't open chrome. Any ideas on what is happening?
Edited by jthurmond3 - 8/15/13 at 4:46pm
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can you open windows update? if so you can remove the updates to see which one is giving you the issue.
if you can't open it then try system restore, if you can't open that then try booting in safe-mode
and open windows update and remove the latest updates.
if none of that works then you can insert your windows disk and choose repair, if that's a no go then
you might have to format and re-install windows.
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Originally Posted by jlhawn View Post

can you open windows update? if so you can remove the updates to see which one is giving you the issue.
if you can't open it then try system restore, if you can't open that then try booting in safe-mode
and open windows update and remove the latest updates.
if none of that works then you can insert your windows disk and choose repair, if that's a no go then
you might have to format and re-install windows.

Thanks for the reply. I can only open windows update from the control panel. From the start menu or task bar nothing happens. Anyway, I'll try uninstalling them now.
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Wow, that simple. Thanks man. Just uninstalled all of the updates from today and everything is back to normal.
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Originally Posted by jthurmond3 View Post

Wow, that simple. Thanks man. Just uninstalled all of the updates from today and everything is back to normal.

great. now maybe search with google and see if you can find out which update caused this issue for you.
I installed all the Microsoft tues updates on all 3 of my systems (2 laptops, 1 gaming tower) and had no issues,
but in the past I have seen others have issues.
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