0x00000017 application failed to initialize - xp error

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About a month ago I bought a Sony Vaio laptop. It is running windows xp home

I am experiencing this error

Application failed to initialize properly
Windows Application error 0x00000017

The pc seems to work for about 15 minutes and then all systems become paralyzed. Then I get this error. Is is impossible to shut down from the start menu - it only wants me to log off. Then it tries to go into hibernation until I have to shut it off from the physical machine itself.

This happens repeatedly.

Does anyone have any clues what this error might refer to? How to fix it? How to look up a fix? is this something i can remedy through a series of steps? Do I need to take it to a tech - if so will they just botch it up further?

Has anyone ever run setup from a sony? (no more windows disc provided) . Would running setup even help? I think it's already too late to send this back so I have to work with it.
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More errors that are occuring:

DLL C:/Windows/System32/Msimtf.dll not a valid windows image

and

not enough quota is available
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Actually when you cannot shutdown your PC from the start menu, this means that some other app is actually using the API in windows to prevent it from shutting down...
The only thing i'm thinking of is that you might have a virus...

Now depending on the degree of damages made, try first to webscan your PC from one of the AV sites (i suggest Norton)
if it does find a virus than i dont know how you might clean it unless its a worm and you can download a Removal Tool.

But if its windows itself, than you should install a fresh copy of it.
So backup the registry and reinstall windows and import the saved registry.

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