Application failed to initialize 0xc0000142

About 2 months ago I had service pack 2 installed on my computer. Everything was working fine until about a month. When I try to open Microsoft Office Powerpoint and Excel, I get an Application error message. But I can't open and use Mircrosoft Word without any problem. I also have an Application error message when I try to use Windows Media Player, iTunes, Microsoft Sliverlight, reader DVD Toshiba and Mozilla Firefox. But I am able to use Internet Explorer very well. When you try to download adobe flash player I get the message: getPlus + (R): error, error operating system! I also get errors of Setup.exe and Plugin. When I tried to uninstall Mozilla, I got a message saying that the program may have already be uninstalled. I searched all over the internet for solutions and none worked!


Step 1:

You can use the (SFC.exe) System File Checker tool to determine which file is causing the problem and then replace the file. To do this, follow the link below.

How to use the System File Checker tool to fix the system files missing or corrupted on Windows Vista or Windows 7

Step 2:

Once the analysis is complete, restart the uninstall from the computer and re - install the applications that are the problem.

To uninstall programs follow the link below.

Note: Uninstall an application only if you have the media to re - install.

In addition, run a virus scan to check if there are any infections on your computer.

Hope this information is useful.

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