NotifyAlert.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to terminate the application. OR Rng.exe Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click OK to terminate the application.
A reader reports that he receives an error message each time he starts his PC. He can close the message, but it inevitably pops up again a few minutes later. Sometimes a variation of the message will appear on-screen. The reader has a Dell 8300 computer running Windows XP.
The NotifyAlert.exe and Rng.exe error messages are linked to a proprietary Dell Support help app that comes bundled with many Dell PCs, including the 8300. The messages reveal that Dell Support cannot communicate with the .NET Framework technology that should be an integral part of WinXP. The solution is for the reader to reinstall the .NET Framework. He should open the Control Panel (via the Start menu) and click Add Or Remove Programs. In the dialog box, he should peruse the list of programs for an entry that refers to Microsoft's .NET Frame-work. If he finds such an entry, he should click the corresponding Remove button. This clears the way for a clean installation of the .NET Framework.
The reader has two options for installing the software. The first option is to install the .NET Framework from the WinXP installation disc. He should insert the disc and, when the Welcome To Microsoft Windows XP screen appears, select Perform Additional Tasks. He then should select the Install .NET Framework option and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. (NOTE: The process may vary slightly if the reader uses a proprietary setup CD that came with his PC instead of a WinXP installation disc.)
Alternatively, the reader can install the .NET Framework by downloading it from the Internet. He can do so by accessing the .NET Framework Version 1.1 Redistributable Package page (www.microsoft.com/downloads) and clicking the corresponding Download button. He should follow the on-screen instructions to finish (weighing in at nearly 24MB, it could take awhile) and then install the .NET Framework.