Error 0xc0000142 appears in the following 2 cases:

After running Windows update, log into your computer and an error appears with the following content:
"cmd.exe - Application Error. The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142). Click OK to close the application."

Open any file of Excel, Word in Office 2016. You receive a message with similar content.


Same error code but in 2 different cases. However, QTit will give a common fix for both of these cases.

 



How to do:

Here are 3 separate solutions, but you should combine them for the best method.

 


Solution 1: Use SFC (System File Checker) 

You can use the system file checker (SFC) to scan and fix errors on Windows. This method is also quite effective to help you patch and fix error 0xc0000142
Step 1: Go to Command Prompt (Run as Administrator)

 
Step 2: On the command prompt, type sfc  /scannow. Press Enter

 
The program will then run to detect and fix any system file-related problems for you. When the process is finished, your problem will be fixed.

 

Solution 2: Use the DISM program

DISM is an alternative to SFC, especially when sfc /scannow is not working. The program is also convenient and easy to operate. You can follow the steps below to run the program.
Step 1: Access the Command Prompt (Run as Administrator)

 



Step 2: Type the commands as follows (each command ends press Enter)

  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

You also need to wait for the activity to finish. If you are prompted with any requests, follow them for the steps to take effect.
 



Solution 3: Launch Clean Boot in Windows

Clean Boot can help you determine if a background program is causing the problem. So, to fix error 0xc0000142 you try to launch it:
Step 1: Go to Run, type msconfig. Press Enter


 
Step 2: Move to the Services tab of System Configuration. You check the box Hide all Microsoft services. Then click Disable all.

 

Step 3: On the Startup tab of System Configuration, select Open Task Manager. Next, Disable the programs that are in the state that is enabled as below:

Step 4: Go back to the Services tab, click Apply and OK. The system will ask you to restart the computer. Please restart your computer to complete.

 


Note: After you finish troubleshooting, follow these steps to reset the computer to start normally.

  • Go to Run, type msconfig. Press Enter
  • Move to the Services tab of System Configuration. Please clear  the box for Hide all Microsoft services.
  • Then click Enable all.
  • On the Startup tab of System Configuration, select Open Task Manager. Please enable the programs you want to start with your computer.
  • Back to the Services tab, click Apply and OK. The system will ask you to restart the computer. Please restart your computer to finish.

Conclusion:
This is a method consisting of 3 separate solutions combined together to fix error 0xc0000142. If there are any other questions or solutions, please comment below. Thank you for your interest.


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