Some Windows 10 users who received Windows 10 Intel Microcode Update KB4100347 recently reported error 0xc0000142 with Windows 10 or applications such as Microsoft Office from time to time. Below are the steps to resolve error 0xc0000142.
0xc0000142 stands for
STATUS_DLL_INIT_FAILED, the ‘Initialization of the DLL “%hs” failed. The process is not terminated normally’. This means that the required DLL file could not be loaded successfully.
Solution 1: Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) Command
Step 1: Open command prompt with Administrator right.
Step 2: Enter below command:
for %1 in (%windir%system32*.dll) do regsvr32.exe /s %1
DISM/Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
DISM/Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
Solution 2: Modify value of LoadAppInit_DLLs Registry Key
Step 1: Go to Registry Editor.
Step 2: Go to
Step 3: Change DWORD value of
Step 4: Restart PC.
Solution 3: Repair Microsoft Office Application
Step 1: Go to Uninstall programs from the Control Panel.
Step 2: Select Office installation and click Repair button (for .msi files).