cmd.exe Application Error Windows 10 (0xc0000142)

Hello my computer is experiencing the "cmd.exe - Application Error" (0xc0000142) message that keeps popping up. The application continuously is unable to start correctly and I don't know what is going on because honestly I'm not a tech savy guy at all... Is there anything I could do? (Call me Eric)
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Hi,

Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community.

This error is related to Command Prompt. 

I suggest you to place the system in Clean Boot and check.

This helps eliminate software conflicts that occur when you install a program or an update or when you run a program in Windows. It starts Windows by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs.
How to perform a Clean Boot in Windows: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135


Note: After troubleshooting, refer to this section "How to reset the computer to start normally after clean boot troubleshooting" in the above link.

If the issue persists, then try SFC scan and check.

  1. Open command prompt and type the commands below (Type it in Search or Press Windows Logo Key+X. Click on Command Prompt admin).

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

sfc /scannow

powershell

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

  1. Close the Command Prompt window.

Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.    

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I came across this cmd.exe application error and found that the Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit caused the problem. After turned it off, cmd.exe ran.

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He said that there is a application error with cmd.exe. How will command prompt even open if there is a cmd.exe error. What is Microsoft doing.

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Same error comes when I tried run dism and sfc also.  Any other solution to stop this error,

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Start msconfig.exe and go to Services tab.

Enable the "Hide all Microsoft services" checkbox

Uncheck all 3rd party services listed.

Click OK.

Open Task Manager, click the Startup tab.

Right-click each entry and set it to Disable

Restart Windows.

See if you can open Command Prompt now. If you can, then one of the services or startup programs caused was blocking cmd.exe from running. It's also correlates to TVRoom's comment "I came across this cmd.exe application error and found that the Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit caused the problem. After turned it off, cmd.exe ran."

So it's probably a 3rd party program, service or driver causing this.

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No sir, the error prompt pops up again.. this doesnt solve the problem.

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Tried the clean boot steps as in my previous post?

Download Autoruns and run as administrator.

After it populates the entries, click File > Save

Save it as .ARN, zip the file, upload to OneDrive and share the link.

Meanwhile, run a thorough scan using MalwareBytes Antimalware and post back exactly what it reports.

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Hi,

Autoruns entries are on one drive and path is  :

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=622DD9B306B75E3D!414&authkey=!AKgCUAneOE049jg&ithint=file%2carn

Tried MalwareBytes Antimalware also and tried with windows defender and superantispyware. Each was finding one or other error and cleaned with all of them. 

However cmd.exe and other related exe ( cmd.exe, sfc.exe, secedit.exe, dism etc.. ) are still not working.

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Got it. Meanwhile, try running SFC scannow in offline mode.

Access WinRE and then run SFC Scannow offline

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See if unchecking these 2 entries help.

Restart.

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