The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000018)

While trying to open either cmd.exe or Vlc media player I am getting the following message : " The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000018). Click Ok to close the application." Other applications seems to be working fine. What can I do to resolve this problem?

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Last updated September 2, 2019 Views 21,595 Applies to:
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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

I appreciate your interest in Windows 10.We sincerely regret for the inconvenience caused.

I suggest you to perform clean boot and check if it helps:

A clean boot is performed to start Windows by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This helps eliminate software conflicts that occur when you install a program or an update or when you run a program in Windows.

Please refer to the below article on how to perform a clean boot to know “How to reset the computer to start normally after clean boot troubleshooting”

https://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

NOTE: A clean boot is performed to start Windows by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs.

Please let us know if you need further assistance.

Thank you.                                   

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