(0xc0000142 error) help

By wee1man ยท 7 replies
Mar 1, 2008
  1. when starting windowslive messenger , new updated messenger, i get this . msnmsgr.exe-Application Error
    the application failed to initilize properly (0xc0000142) click on ok to terminate. heres a hijackers log maybe you guys can help. ive installed , uninstaled to no avail. its only on windowslive sign in this happens .

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 4:32:50 a.m., on 02/03/2008
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    0xC0000142: DLL Initialization Failure
    Its instances all appear to indicate that an application failed to initialize properly. Usually this is traceable to a DLL initialization failure.

    In other words, a dll in your OS is failing to initialize and thus your system crashes. I doubt it is an infection issue but someone else might have a more knowlegable answer than I.
  3. wee1man

    wee1man TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 55

    cool and thanks how do i know which and where this dll is? excuse my ignorance.

    i can usewindows live messenger if i sign into msn explorer then messenger signs in
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    This may mean that whatever you attempted to load WindowsLive with other than MSN that particular .dll was in conflict.

    What .dll it is is impossible to say at this time. If you have any more issues let us know.
  5. wee1man

    wee1man TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 55

    msnmsnr.exe unable to locate component

    This application has failed to start because MSVCR80.dll was not found. Reinstalling the application may fix this.

    well ive uninstalled reinstalled numerous times but keep getting the same error. anyone can help please please ????? . ive downloaded the missing dll, but have no idea where its missing from. ????????????????
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  7. wee1man

    wee1man TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 55

    thanks kim

    well i downloaded the d.ll in question and now it says msnmsgr.exe application error

    the application failed to initiliz3e property (0xc0000142) click ok to terminate the application.
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Fully un-install Messenger
    Go to MS Messenger site
    And download the newest version

    You may need to try to backup first (any contacts)
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