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Another common Windows error is the “Userinit.exe application error – The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000003).
Windows gives you this error message when you try to run an application that requires .NET Framework to run, but your computer does not have .NET Framework installed. This error is one of the most common problems of the Windows operating system with the error No boot file name received. 0xc0000003 The error occurs mainly when there are registration errors in the Windows operating system or when system files are missing or damaged. The application could not correctly initialize the 0xc0000003 error, so the obsolete .NET framework is one of these cases.
To resolve the Windows error code 0xc0000003:
Perform a clean boot of your Windows.
Clean Boot is mainly a troubleshooting technique used to identify and solve performance problems in the boot process, including software conflicts, error messages, and more. Typically, a clean boot can restrict the usual functions, appearance, device support and other optional functions. This is done to help the system administrator diagnose and identify the problem within each component. When the problem is solved, the computer can be restarted to restore all functions and features in a normal operating environment.
In a Windows operating system, the system configuration utility (MSCONFIG) is used to select and start a clean boot process.
Use System Restore
System Restore is a utility to protect and restore the Windows client operating system to a previous state – known as the recovery point – and cancel changes made to the system since then to avoid reinstalling the operating system.
System Restore attempts to resolve system stability issues after a specific event has occurred that affects a computer’s performance.
System Restore periodically creates automatic restore points that preserve important operating system files and the Windows registry. With System Restore, users can create manual restore points before making major system changes, such as installing new programs. System recovery has no impact on personal data – such as new files, emails and document changes – while reversing system changes.
Scan your computer for viruses.
Windows 10 (and earlier versions 8.1) contains an antivirus program called Windows Defender. This protects you from viruses and malware on your PC.
Performing a basic analysis with Defender:
Click the Start button at the bottom left of Windows 10, click All Applications, click Windows System and Windows Defender, or type Defender in the search bar and select Windows Defender to display the Add/Remove Programs control panel.
You can perform a quick or complete analysis in the options on the right of the home page.
You can also perform custom analyses with Windows Defender for a more complete result.
The error code 0xc0000003 on Windows is difficult to correct, but with the appropriate knowledge and research you can have it corrected. Let us know in the comments section below if you find any of the above solutions useful.
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