Error 0xc0000142 opening Autodesk 2015 products
Posted by , Last modified by Kent Watson on 10 October 2014 05:28 PM

Tip Title:      Error 0xc0000142 opening 2015 products

Product:      AutoCAD 2015 (+verticals), Inventor 2015, Revit 2015, 3DS Max Design 2015, NavisWorks 2015

Author:         Alan Barney – Tech Support



When opening a 2015 Autodesk product an error code 0xc0000142 appears and the program fails to open.

Error Message



There are several ways to fix this issue depending on the security permissions the user has.

Set the registry key:

Open up the Registry Editor and set the value for the following to 0 :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\LoadAppInit_DLLs


Registry Key

 After changing the value to 0, hit the F5 key to Refresh the view.

If the value remains 0 the fix should work.

If it resets to 1 you can try to rename this key and recreate the LoadAppInit_DLLs key and set it to 0.

After hitting F5 again if the value resets to 1 again you will need to see the solutions below.


Using Autoruns for Windows

You will need to Download the Windows Sysinternals Tool – Autoruns for Windows


Download and Extract the ZIP file and run the Autoruns.exe file. Switch to the AppInit tab as shown below.



In here unsigned or digitally no longer valid DLL files will be listed.


You will need to rename a DLL then reopen the product one by one to find which DLL is affecting the program.


Known problem DLL’s are :

acaptuser.dll (Adobe)

SPVC32Loader.dll (Search Protect)

nvinitx.dll (NVidia)


Additional information

AutoCAD 2015 Application Error (0xc0000142) + Autoruns for Windows

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