My ApexSQL application fails on startup displaying a general Windows GPF exception

Applies to
All ApexSQL products

This article explains how to solve the issue of a Windows General Protection Fault exception occurring

ApexSQL application fails to start and a general Windows General Protection Fault exception appears:

"The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135).
Click on OK to terminate the application."

You are receiving this error message due to the unavailability of the installed pre–requisites. Almost all of our applications require the .NET 2.0 run-time library, and this message shows up when you have no .NET run-time library installed.

Please, check the system requirements for your application and install all the components

About ApexSQL
ApexSQL is a leading provider of SQL Server tools for database recovery, database auditing, database comparison, documentation as well as SQL Server Management Studio and Visual Studio add-ins for SQL code refactoring, code completion and database source control. We strive to ensure that every one of our tools is standard-defining product in its class, from feature set, to performance, interface and quality.

Last updated,
July 19, 2012