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Apr 28, 2008

I upgraded my xp os to vista home premium 32bit. By mistake I uninstalled windows defender. When i tried to reinstall, I got a message that I already have it in the os. When I go into the control panel, and click on windows defender I get a no file association 0x80070002 message.

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Nov 7, 2009

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It brings up a dialog box that says "c:Program FilesIntuitQuickBooks RegularComponentsSales TaxSalesTax2523.xml" as the title and "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel." I've looked in Control Panel ---> Default Programs on Vista and XML files don't seem to be associated with any program at all.

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Mar 24, 2009

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This message kept coming up after I turned my computer on. What does this mean and what do I need to do to fix this?? "Application failed to initialize 0x80016ba." A problem caused this program's service to stop. To start the service, restart your computer or search Help and Support for how to start a service manually."

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My daughter suddenly experiences: Windows Defender: "Error Code 0x800106ba Application failed to initialize" This is a fairly new machine (running Vista Home Premium) and it was delivered with McAfee virus protection installed. The initial McAfee license is about to expire so she renewed that license for a permanent licence today. There may of course be a connection here, but I fail to see what that connection could be.

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May 27, 2008

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Jul 29, 2009

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