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Getting error on all programmes like outlook, excell The

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getting error on all programmes like outlook, excell
The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142).
Are you on Mac or Windows?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

windows 8

A recent update could correct the startup issue you are experiencing with your Office applications:Install the latest Windows updates to your computer.Restart your computer.Try to launch your Office application.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

i dont see that there are any updates needed.

this just suddenly stopped working today

OK then it is Windows 8.1 correct? Starting the application in Safe Mode is a great way to find out if the problem is caused by and add-in. To do this, go to your Start screen in Windows 8, Type excel /safe and press Enter to start Excel. Let me know what happens
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes 8.1.

I get the same error when running excel / safe

Do you know how to startup in Safe Mode?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

yes - I have previously tried starting in safe mode and opening outlook and it still doesnt work

What version of Office is it? Have you installed anything else recently?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.


no nothing new installed recently. it just stopped working this afternoon

OK then remove all traces of the Office installation by downloading the fixit from the following article: it to your computer and then running it.Then reinstall Office by logging into with your registered email address and click Install Office.
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