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Assume that you have a computer that is running Windows 8, Windows RT, or Windows Server 2012. When you run an application, you receive an error message that resembles the following:

The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000142). Click OK to terminate the application.

In this situation, this error message is not collected by Windows Error Reporting (WER), and no dump file is generated. Therefore, you cannot find the log of this error message in Reliability Monitor or in Event Viewer.


This issue occurs because the loader stops the application process before the application throws the initialization error. Therefore, WER cannot collect and log the error.


To resolve this issue, install update rollup 2975331. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2975331 August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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