Application failed to initialize

I started working on a character model 2 days ago. I went to work on it again today and I got an error message upon trying to open the file.

“The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005). Click OK to terminate the application.”

Any help would be much appreciated! I would hate to have to start over and I would like to prevent this from happening again. So if anyone has any input as to why this might have happened or how to fix it, please let me know.

Windows gave me the following problem signature:

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: blender.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 48f5033b
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Fault Module Timestamp: 4791a7a6
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00009cac
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 9d13
Additional Information 2: 1abee00edb3fc1158f9ad6f44f0f6be8
Additional Information 3: 9d13
Additional Information 4: 1abee00edb3fc1158f9ad6f44f0f6be8