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Windows 7: cmd.exe application error - application was unable to start correctly

13 Dec 2014   #1
Keyes

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
cmd.exe application error - application was unable to start correctly

cmd.exe application error - application was unable to start correctly (0x0000142). Click ok to close the application

Anyone know why it happened?

I got this error when I tried to restart to install an update. However, in windows update, it showed I had nothing to update. There was the little yellow shield by the shut down button to indicate it was installing an update when I would shutdown.

I rebooted fine, and CMD works fine. Is it possible windows thought it had to install something, and the installer had already installed the update (I went onto windows update earlier myself to install the windows and silverlight updates) and it bugged because maybe it had to use cmd to execute the update or something?


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13 Dec 2014   #2
Keyes

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

It seems to be happening again, but only when I shutdown when explorer is open. I tried and tested his multiple times. It has only happened after the new silverlight update and kb 30247777 (sorry if the number is wrong) update.

What is causing this?
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13 Dec 2014   #3
Keyes

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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16 Dec 2014   #4
Zenophobe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

had a user getting the same error message in a CMD Prompt box that popped up everytime they attempted a restart or shutdown... found a post where someone attributed the error to a corrupt install of Geforce Experience. Gave that a shot, uninstalled it and was prompted to reboot - no more error message. Tried another reboot with no problems then reinstalled Geforce Experience again from the Nvidia site and all is well.
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