How do I Fix a 0xc0000142 Error (Game Application) in Windows 8?

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asked Apr 5, 2017 in Windows 10 by Avery

Hi!! I got the following error message “the application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142) Click OK to close the application.” Yesterday when I was shutting down the system, Windows did some automatic updates. Today when I am trying to open any game I am getting this error. I don’t know why it is happening so. If you have a solution, then please suggest me something.

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answered Apr 5, 2017 by jason (300 points)

To fix this error code you have to run the application into compatibility as an administrator. To do this, apply the below given steps:


Step 1: Right click on file that showing application error 0xc0000142.
Step 2: Click on Properties-> Navigate to the Compatibility tab.
Step 3: If the game data save the settings then click on "Run compatibility troubleshooter", if not then continue
Put a check mark on Run this program in compatibility mode for.
Step 4: Choose the operating system to which the driver is available.
Step 5: Check mark on Run this program as an administrator under Privilege Level.
Step 6: Click on apply and then exit.

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