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[Solved]Opera refuses to start

  • Opera rufuses to start, Error Code 0xc0000005.
    I reinstalled Opera, but it did not help.

  • https://www.google.com/search?q=Error+Code+0xc0000005 might help.

    Do you have Windows 10? If so, did it recently update?

    Have you had any hardware issues lately?

    Look in the task manager. Do you see any opera.exe processes still running? If so, kill them and try to start Opera again.

    Download the Opera installer, launch it, click "options", set "install path" to a folder named "Opera Test" on your desktop, set "install for" to "standalone installation", uncheck "import data from default browser" and install. Does that Opera start up?

    Create another user account on Windows and try in it. Do things work fine there?

  • Hello,
    thanks for your help.

    It's Windows 7, no updates recently. No opera.exe processes are running. I tried to install it like you said, but it didn't work either. All user accounts are effected.

  • Yikes. Any issues with any other programs? Chrome, Vivaldi and Brave work fine?

    #3 and #5 on https://www.auslogics.com/en/articles/fix-error-code-0xc0000005-in-windows-10/ might help. #4 might be a workaround for now, but if everything is right, you shouldn't have to do that and should find the main culprit.

    Sounds like something is messed up on windows.

  • I've been getting similar for last few weeks with Windows 10 64b Pro.
    HAve given up with installed version, switched to Portable, which ran OK until yesterday evening, 05/Oct/19 @ 16:00 GMT, when it refused to open either, leaving orera tasks intask viewer, each using ~25% CPU
    Windows reports
    The program opera.exe version 63.0.3368.94 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Security and Maintenance control panel.
    Process ID: 2920
    Start Time: 01d57b53a920d293
    Termination Time: 25
    Application Path: C:\Apps\Opera\63.0.3368.94\opera.exe
    Report Id: 62dc7b40-43f5-4430-8736-9377c76302df
    Faulting package full name:
    Faulting package-relative application ID:
    Hang type: Unknown
    Currently switched to Chrome Portable wish is running OK, but would MUCH prefer to use Opera if it was to run again

  • I would recommend to cut the problem resetting the Profile [*].

    Then, you could try to fix it, also paste old files to the new one but the problem could reappear, take that in count.

    Just test it.

    Follow the Signature's BackUp | Reset link.

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    Also,
    Take the opportunity to make a Template Profile and organize a Backup plan.

    SyncBack / Synkron would help - Win -.

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    [*] Reset the profile would be hard (at the begining), but you will start to know the important files, back them up and learn how to fix many problems without spending to much time.


    Windows 7 (x64)
    Opera Test profile | Opera Back up | Reset

  • thanks for the help, but the problem could not be solved, therefore I upgraded to Windows 10, now everything is fine again

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