How can you fix AutoCAD 2015 0xc0000142 error?

I installed new AutoCAD 2015 (subscription upgrade). However when I try to launch AutoCAD an error message appears in a dialog box with 0xc000142 error. Can anyone help me?

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Asked on October 21, 2016 in AutoCAD.
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We have been getting some cases in which AutoCAD 2015 would not launch. The error is:

RE: AutoCAD 2015 0xc0000142 Error occured.

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142).  Click OK to close the application.

To solve this problem, we needed to use an advanced Windows Sysinternals Tool called Autoruns for Windows:

Launch the program and look for the following tab:  AppInit.  This will basically tell you if a dll isunsigned or digitally no longer valid on your computer.  All you have to do is rename each dll listed, one at a time and launch the product to determine the problematic dll.

RE: AutoCAD 2015 0xc0000142 Error occured.

With a bit of serendippity, we [Avto Chachava] also solved a (0xc0000005) error using the same process, in this case the problematic dll was:


We have been using Procmon for ages, here is another tool in our troubleshooting arsenal.  Thanks to Kenny Chan for sharing this tip with the community.


Hope this helps 🙂

Answered on October 21, 2016.
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