Solved: Windows Live Messenger: failed to initialize

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Mnc_

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Hey there.

After getting messages on sites like youtube, that my flashplayer was out of date, I tried a few things to get it working. I never did get it to work, but now I'm running into some new problems. Instead of finding an uninstaller (I did look for one in add/remove though), I went on and deleleted the files in system32/Macromed/ on boot. Maybe not such a good idea after all.
I'm now recieving "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0150004). Click on OK to termnate the application.", and I'm getting the same (without looking at the error code - haven't checked to see if they match) with LaunchApplication.exe, which I found to be for the Nokia suite.
After a little googling I ended up here. I then tried installing the flashplayer, uninstalling it properly, installing it again, and the same with Messenger. I've even thrown in a few reboots to see if that would help.

Now I'd like the experts oppinion on what to do next, to get my system running properly again. What steps should I take now?

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I'm running Windows XP with SP2 & framework 3.0

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Mnc_

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First off, sorry for double posting, but I wanted this to be seperate.

I've learned that it was the .NET 3.0 framework that messed things up. I tried uninstalling my frameworks and reinstalling 2.0, but that started failing as well. One of my colleages had this problem a few days ago, and his installation was screwed. Now, so are mine. :|
Oh well, yet another reason to get Vista, i guess.
 
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