This error can occur in any of the Windows versions and it affects a variety of core Windows applications. When you try to run the program and then you will get this error: The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142). It is advised that in this situation you should click OK to close the application. In this blog, you will read the solution of the Application Error Code 0xc0000142. In case, you need any help then you can call the customer care of Microsoft team through www.office.com/setup.
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Causes of Application Error Code 0xC0000142:
The causes of Application Error Code 0xc0000142 are missing system files, malware infection, if the program you are running is out of date, Incomplete Windows Update patches, corrupt registry files and full memory.
Solution To Fix Application Error Code 0xc0000142:
- Run Application as an Administrator:
First, you have to locate the application which you want to open and then right-click on it. After this, you have to click on Properties option. Then, you have to go to the Compatibility tab. Now, you should check the box next to “Run this program as an administrator”. At this point, you have to click on Apply option and then press on OK button.
- Uninstall Third-Party Antivirus Program:
Some of the antivirus programs sometimes stop the program which you are trying to run. In that situation, you disable the antivirus software, but this is not the solution and you still see error 0xc0000142. Hence, you should uninstall the antivirus completely from your device to fix the issue. And before you uninstall the program, you should initiate a full system scan. This will detect and remove the hidden malware in your device.
- Start Computer in Safe Mode:
For this, you have to click the Windows Start button and then just go to Settings. After this, go to Update and Security option and then press on Recovery option. Now in the Advanced Startup, you have to click on Restart Now button. Then, you should select Troubleshoot option. Here, you have to go to Advanced Options, then choose Startup Settings and then click on Restart option. Now after this, you should choose the Startup Settings which you want. Then, your computer will reboot, and gives you the menu. You just have to select Enable Safe Mode or you can select Safe Mode with Networking.
- Perform a Clean System Boot:
You should press Win Key + R key at the same time and type ‘msconfig’ and then click on OK option. Now under the General tab, you should make sure ‘Selective startup’ is checked. Here under the ‘selective startup’ tab, you have to uncheck ‘Load startup items.’ After this, you should select the Service tab and then check the ‘Hide all Microsoft services’ box. Now, you should click on ‘Disable all’ just to disable all third-party services. Then go to the Startup tab, and click on ‘Open Task Manager.’ Now, in the Task Manager, you should disable all the enabled startup items. At last, you should click on OK button and then Restart your PC.
- Reinstall or Update the Program:
If the reason of the error is that the program is outdated, then you should update it immediately to continue using it. And you should install the current version of the application. If in case, problem still persists after updating the application, and then you should uninstall the application from your device and again reinstall it. www.office.com/setup
- Run System File Checker (SFC):
First, right-click on the Windows button. Then, you should click on the Command Prompt as an Admin. Now, in the command prompt, you have to type ‘sfc /scannow’ and then tap on the Enter key. After this, you should wait for the SFC process to complete. At last, you should restart your device.
- Run the Application in Compatibility Mode:
You should right-click on the Application which is creating issue. Then, you should select the Properties option. Now, you have to go to the Compatibility tab. Then, you should click on the Run Compatibility Troubleshooter. Here, you should put a check mark on “Run this Application as an Administrator.” At last, try to run the application. If it works then you should save all the settings.
If in case, you still face the error then you can call the customer care executive of Microsoft via office.com/setup.