Windows 10 error status: 0xc000012f

So earlier I've tried to fixed my computer which is a Lenovo IdeaCentre A730, for it was having trouble in accessing Microsoft software like, Office apps, Internet Explorer, I can't even use the Windows icon, or type anything in Cortana.  So what I tried doing the following such as perform a scan or attempt to make a repair, even an Automatic repair, however nothing worked.  Has anyone figured out how to fix this problem?
 

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Hi,

Thanks for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

The error code 0xc000012f related to STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_NOT_MZ, it occurs when specified image file did not have the correct format.

I suggest you to download and install latest DirectX End-User Runtimes program and check if it helps.

Refer to the below link:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/179113

Note: DirectX 11.2 will work fine with Windows 10 as well.

Hope it helps, reply to us with the status of your issue. We will be happy to assist you.

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Santosh Kumar Rai.
Microsoft Support Engineer.

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Do you have any other suggestions besides this, for like I said I've tried to perform a scan and repair, didn't work, I tried repairing in the Program and Feature, that didn't work, even tried to uninstall the software, that didn't work.  So do please give me a list of suggestions on how to fix this issue if this doesn't work. 

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I'm having the same problem. Is there really no-one out there having the same issues?

No image file 0xc000012f error code

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I keep having the same problem. Someone must know how to fix this. the command prompt wont work for me.

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I have the same problem and this article (link) does not apply to Win. 10.
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Hi Phurhan,

Thanks for sharing your concern on Microsoft Community.

We appreciate your interest on Windows 10.

I suggest you try updating your System to the latest Windows 10 build and check if it helps.

This update will play a major role in incorporating new features as well as fixing missing links in performance in Windows 10.

Follow the below steps to update your system to the latest build.

  1. Download the media creation tool from Microsoft: microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
  2. Navigate to where you downloaded MediaCreationTool.exe and double-click it.
  3. Once the installer has set up, you will be asked to either Upgrade this PC now or Create installation media for another PC. The default option is already upgrade so just hit Next. The app will download some files, process, check for updates and then check your PC. This process could take some time depending on your connection.
  4. In the next page, choose Accept for the license terms.
  5. Subsequent actions makes sure it is up to date so it will check again for the latest Operating System updates on Microsoft's servers.
  6. Further on, the installer is going to Keep personal files and apps and install Windows 10.

    Note: To be clear, this is just updating your computer. Nothing is erased, and it looks exactly the same. Nothing is moved, your Start menu remains, etc. From this point on, the app will just install the files, and you will have to reboot your PC. The computer will go through the setup (black screen) and the 'out of the box' experience with those nice fade in screens with various colors.

 

Hope the above information is helpful. If you need further information, feel free to write to us and we would be happy to help you.

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Santosh Kumar Rai.
Microsoft Support Engineer.

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I did as recommended, downloaded MediaCreationTool.exe, reinstalled Windows 10.

All did was to take a big chunk of time out of the day. 

It did nothing to solve the problem.  

Still looking for answers.

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I am on Windows 10, and started getting the following error several weeks ago every time I sign in (when I power up or after being away and having to sign back in again).

Here's the error:

  • DFS.Common.Agent.exe - Bad Image.  then it goes on to talk about igdumdim32.dll and ends with Error status 0xc000012f.

I carefully followed the instructions above about downloading the MediaCreationTool.exe and updating the operating system. It went smoothly, no problems.  But it didn't change anything. I'm still getting the error.

The error appears several times (up to six times) and then goes away and the PC seems to operate normally.  However, I find that I'm having problems with my video playing software.

So what do I do now?

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When I download and install latest DirectX End-User on window 10 it work beautiful

  Thank you

Sandra Barber 

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DFS.Common.Agent.exe appears to be part of Dell Foundation Services...

http://systemexplorer.net/file-database/file/dfs.common.agent-exe

What is the "dfs.common.agent.exe" ?

This is offered to me at my Inspiron 3542 Drivers & Downloads site, but I never took it. I do not have the file.

(1) What Dell have you got?

(2) Do you see Dell Foundation Services at "R-Clk START, Programs & Features"? What version?

(3) Do you see it at your Dell site? What version?

I would go to the site (START, All apps, Contact Support), & take the download. Then, uninstall the one you've got at Programs & Features. If all is well, consider doing without. Otherwise, install the one you've downloaded, especially if it is a greater version.

Edit 4:36 AM: Now I'm thinking it is the Foundation Services complaining about igdumdim32.dll. This file belongs to Intel HD Graphics...

http://systemexplorer.net/file-database/file-variants/igdumdim32-dll

Top file variants for igdumdim32.dll

Intel HD Graphics should also be at your Dell site. I would un/re-install that first.

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