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Application Load Error 5 - 20 Aug 2013 12:13

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Fix Application Load Error 5

The error is known to appear after installing a new program/ game. A program/ game may download and install successfully. But whenever the user tries to load it, it crashes with Application Load Error 5.


Basic Guidelines:

· Check the program for Compatibility Issues
· Uninstall and Reinstall the Steam Client
· Update .NET Framework
· Correct Registry Errors
· Disable Your Antivirus

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Check the Program for Compatibility Issues

The program you’re trying to open could be incompatible. Every program is designed to run on specific versions of Windows. For example: the newly launched software programs are designed to run on Windows 8/ 7. You could either have older version of Windows or otherwise the program version is too old.

Check-out the issue with the help of ReadMe file which is usually located at the root of installation media. Make sure that the program supports the version of Windows you’re currently using.

If it doesn’t support, you can go through compatibility settings as shown below:


1. Right click the program shortcut on your desktop.
2. Select Properties.
4. In the Shortcut Properties dialog box, click the Compatibility tab.
5. Check-up the box named “Run this program in compatibility mode for”.
6. Select an earlier version of Windows from the dropdown box and then click OK.

Uninstall and Reinstall the Steam Client

Steam is used to load different games. Problem with the Steam Client may lead application load error 5. Uninstall and reinstall it to troubleshoot the issue.

1. Click the Start button, select Control Panel.
2. Click Programs | Uninstall a Program.
3. Select “Steam” from the list of installed programs.
4. Click the Uninstall button.
5. Follow the wizard and restart your machine.
6. Download new Steam Client and install it again.

Update .Net Framework


Do you use latest version of Microsoft .NET framework? It seems that you could have outdated .NET Framework installed. Update the program to the latest version available at Microsoft website.

Correct Registry Errors

Windows Registry is database. It contains game settings and configurations. The Registry needs to be in healthy state in order to run the games smoothly. Problems with the information saved in the registry can cause failure to launch the application.

1. Download RegInOut System Utilities.
2. Under Registry Repair section, click the Start button. After the list of all errors appears, click Fix errors button.

Disable your Antivirus


Sometime it happens that our antivirus program conflicts with the games. It prevents network attempts made to retrieve required information. In such cases, we can temporarily disable real-time protection of the antivirus program.

1. Right-click on your Antivirus Icon in the System Tray area of your Taskbar. (Extreme right side).
2. Select Disable Until Restart option. (Note: different security programs have different ways to disable.) - Comments: 0

How to Fix Error 0x80072f8f -- Windows Activation Error - 05 Aug 2013 09:30

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This is a Windows Activation error. It occurs during activation interval. Users could not activate their version of Windows. The interesting thing is that it occurs even though both the DVD and the Product Key used are genuine.


To get rid of error 0x80072f8f, follow the guidelines mentioned below. Do the steps exactly in the given manner until you get rid of the error message.

1. Switch to Administrator User Account
2. Repair Previous Traces of Windows Activation
3. Disable Firewall
4. Disable User Account Control
5. Delete Tokens Data File

Switch to Administrator User Account

Are you trying to activate Windows from a Standard User Account? If yes, it wouldn’t happen. It requires you to log-in as an Administrator in order to obtain administrative privileges. Log-off the current session and log-in as an Administrator.

1. Click the Start button.
2. Click the arrow displayed next to the Shutdown option.
3. Select “Switch User”.
4. Select Administrator user account, provide its password and click the Log-In button.

Repair Previous Traces of Windows Activation

Failed activation attempts cause Registry changes. The entries still left unchanged. This is the reason why you’re experiencing Windows Activation error 0x80072f8f. Removed previous traces from the Registry as outlined below:

1. Download RegInOut System Utilities.
2. Install and run the program.
3. Click the “Start” button under “Registry Repair” section.
4. Let the Registry scan finish. As soon as the process completes, please do click the “Fix Errors” button.

Disable Firewall

Firewall, an integrated security component, might be blocking any attempts to activate Windows. In general, the Windows Firewall does not lead this problem. If you’re using a third party Firewall software, you’re supposed to disable it.

Windows Firewall

1. Click Start | Control Panel | System and Security | Windows Firewall.
2. Click “Turn Windows Firewall On or Off”. (At the left hand side panel)
3. Disable the firewall completely. Click OK.

Third Party Firewall

1. Open your Firewall/ System Security software.
2. Click the Settings button.
3. Click Firewall tab.
4. Disable the firewall and click “Save Changes” button.

Disable User Account Control

User Account Control is another security measure introduced in Windows 8/ 7 and Vista operating systems. You receive error 0x80072f8f because of conflicts with the UAC.

1. Click Start | Control Panel | User Accounts and Family Safety.
2. Click User Accounts | Change User Account Control Settings.
3. Move the slider to the extreme bottom to select “Never Notify” option.
4. Click OK | Close.

Delete Tokens Data File

Tokens.dat is a file located in the Windows directory. This file is used during Windows activation. Problem with this file cause Error 0x80072f8f.

First of all, you’ll have to stop the Software Protection service. This is because the Tokens file is
used by this service. Then you can securely delete the target file.

1. Click Start | Search.
2. Type “SERVICES.MSC” in the Search box.
3. Press ENTER.
4. Scroll down and right click the “Software Protection” service.
5. Select Stop option.
6. Open My Computer, locate following directory:
7. Delete the Tokens.dat file.
8. Now open Services and stop the “Software Protection” service.

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