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Windows 7: The application was unable to start..

03 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 
The application was unable to start..

I am having trouble starting a program that I have just downloaded ( Workspace -Interwrite) It is for presenting on a smart board. I am getting the following error:

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc-0000142) Click oK to terminate the application.

I deleted the old version of the program before I downloaded the new one. I loaded this program on another Windows 7 Pc and it works fine so I know the issue is with this computer. I have tried running in different compatibility modes and as an admistrator. I welcome any suggestions..

thanks

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03 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi grodskib

Your Download may be corrupted, I would download again and try installation, also did you download from the software makers home site ...

Also close any Windows programs and none essential applications running, this may include your Anti Virus for a short time in some cases.
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03 May 2011   #3
whs

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First uninstall the current version with REVO ( Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems ) Use the "advanced" option. Make sure you get rid of all the registry entries and files, Then reinstall.
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03 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 
Ok.. Did not work

I have tried the suggestion given to me and I am still unable to get the application working..any other ideas...thanks
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03 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Okay I turned off norton, downloaded from the hosts site. I deleted the old program and fixed the registry before download but after reinstallation I am getting the same error," The application was unable to start correctly (0x0000142)...
I just dont have the time to do a freh install on t his computer..Any suggestions? THanks
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03 May 2011   #6

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

According to the error, the problem is with the loading of a specific .dll file:
Code:
# for hex 0xc0000142 / decimal -1073741502 :
  STATUS_DLL_INIT_FAILED                                        ntstatus.h
# {DLL Initialization Failed}
# Initialization of the dynamic link library %hs failed. The
# process is terminating abnormally.
# 1 matches found for "c0000142"
Unfortunately, the program doesn't handle the problem and thus knowing which one isn't necessarily obvious. If you ran process monitor while launching the program, however, and then saving out the .pml file for review, you could probably figure out which file it was looking for and failed to find (or failed to load), to give yourself a starting point for fixing this.
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03 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Okay thanks.. I will give this a try..
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03 May 2011   #8

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Unfortunately I do not see or just do not know what I am looking for with the process monitor..thanks
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03 May 2011   #9

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

OK, so zip or rar up the .pml file you saved and post it here or on a file hosting site, and we'll take a look.
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03 May 2011   #10

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Okay I have a link to the process monitor file..THe IW.exe is the executable that I was tryng to start..Please let me know what you think....thanks
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