In today’s article, let us see how to fix the common Application error seen with Microsoft Office Applications. When one tries to open any of the MS Office applications, a dialog pops up, saying
The application wasn’t able to start correctly(0xc000142).Click OK to close the application.
If you are seeing this error, then try the fixes listed below
Fix 1: Repair MS Office
Step 1: Hold the keys Windows+r together.
Step 2: In the Run window, type appwiz.cpl, and hit Enter
Step 3: In the Program and Features window that opens, locate Microsoft Office Suite or Microsoft 365. Right-click and select Change
Step 4: If the UAC pops up asking for permissions, click on Yes
Step 5: In the appearing window, check Quick Repair.
Step 6: Click on the Repair button
Step 7: Follow the instructions shown and repair the Office programs.
Step 8: Restart the application and check if the issue has been fixed.
Step 10: If the error is still seen, try choosing Online Repair and click on Repair. Make sure you have a working internet connection.
Step 11: In the Ready to start an Online Repair Dialog, click on Repair
Step 12: Restart the application
Fix 2: Disable your Network & Reboot
Step 1: Hold the Keys Window+R and open Run Dialog
Step 2: Type ncpa.cpl and press Enter
Step 3: Right-click on the network adapter on which you are connected and choose disable.
Step 3: Finally, reboot your system.
Step 4: Now try opening the application
Fix 3: Update the MS Office application
Step 1: Open any MS Office Application. For demonstrating we will be using Outlook. However, any application should be similar.
Step 2: Click on File from the top menu options
Step 3: In the appearing window, Select the Office Account from the left-hand side
Step 4: Click on Update Options
Step 5: From the drop-down menu choose Update Now
Once the application is up to date, check if the error resolves.
Fix 4: Uninstall and Re-install MS Office
Step 1: Open Run Dialog
Step 2: In the Run dialog, type appwiz.cpl, and hit Enter
Step 3: In the Program and Features window that opens, locate Microsoft Office.
Step 4: Right-click on it and choose Uninstall
Step 4: Now, re-install Microsoft Office from Your Microsoft Account Page.
Hopefully, this should help you fix the error. If you are still seeing the error, try the below general fixes :
- Update Windows
- Perform a clean boot of the system
- Perform a Windows Restore.
We hope this has been informative. Thank you for Reading.
Kindly comment and let us know if any of the above fixes helped you solve the issue.
Anusha Pai is a Software Engineer having a long experience in IT industry and having a passion to write.