How to fix winword.exe error Office 2013

Winword.exe error occurs when you’re trying to start the MS Word app in Office 2013. you see the winword.exe application error.

Error Message:

“The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142). Click ok to close the application.”

winword exe error office 2013

Here, we’ve listed the troubleshooting solutions and their steps to fix the error with Microsoft Word while unable to start an application. Follow our quick guide to instant resolve your problem with Word 2013.

Common causes of winword.exe error Office 2013

  • Corrupt Office or system files block Office source engine to successfully start Word app.
  • Corrupt Office add-on fails to lunch Office app.
  • Office update fails to finish successfully in the last attempts.
  • Slow Internet connection didn’t connect to Microsoft server application process.
  • Click-to-run error with winword.exe files.

Sometimes, the same error 0xc0000142 also occurred with Excel.exe and Outlook.exe applications. Such application errors also occurred due to the same reason listed above. But this time is no more for panic. Here, we suggest the best solution to resolve the Office application error while starting.

How do I fix winword.exe error office 2013?

Let’s start with the steps to fix the error 0xc0000142.

The solution also applies to excel.exe and outlook.exe errors. Also, the listed methods applied to Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2016, Office 2019, Office 365.

Solution-1: Repairing Office apps using the repair tool

Error 0xc0000142 or winword.exe error can repair by an Office repair tool. This is an inbuilt tool designed by Microsoft LLC. The tool repaired and replace all corrupt Office source files and reinstall them to resolve the issue. Repairing Office is one of the common methods that will help you when the application was unable to start correctly.

You can access the tool from the Programs and Features setting in the Control Panel. Also, this could access from the Apps and Features setting in Windows 10. Here, we’ve listed the steps to access and repairing Office apps.

Repair Office apps

Follow the repairing steps to fix the winword.exe application error when starting-

Method-1: Repair Office apps from the Control Panel.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click Programs.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Select Microsoft Office 2013 from the program list and click Change.
  5. Choose YES to allow the installer to make changes in the Office application.
  6. Select Quick Repair and click Repair.
  7. Once repairing is finished, then reboot your computer.
  8. After rebooting the PC, then try to start winword.exe and check if the error persists again or not.

Method-2: Repair Office apps from the Apps and features setting on Windows 10.

  1. Open Apps and Features in Windows 10.
  2. Choose Office 2013 from the list.
  3. Click on the Advanced option.
  4. Select Modify.
  5. Choose YES to allow the installer to make changes in the Office application.
  6. Select Quick Repair and click Repair.
  7. Once repairing is finished, then reboot your computer.
  8. After rebooting the PC, then try to start winword.exe and check if the error persists again or not.

Note: You see the Online Repair Option in step 6 on your screen. If Quick Repair didn’t help you resolve this problem, then select and start Online Repair.

Solution-2: Uninstall Office app or winoword.exe file.

Uninstalling the Office app or Microsoft Word application is one of the good options to resolve problems with starting Office apps. Uninstalling Office will also remove corrupt Office related files and services. You need to reinstall the Office program once uninstall is finished.

Follow the steps to uninstall Office 2013-

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click Programs.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Select Microsoft Office 2013 from the program list and click Uninstall.
  5. Click Uninstall again once the option is available on your screen.
  6. Once uninstall is finished, then reinstall Office 2013 suite with a fresh installation.

Download and reinstall Office 2013 product

Uninstalling Office has removed all errors from the Office apps, and to use the Office program again, you need to reinstall Office.

Follow the steps to reinstall Office 2013.

Method-1: Download and install Office 2013 using an Online Microsoft account.

Install Office using Office setup online

  1. Open Office.com/setup on your chrome, Edge, or any web browser.
  2. Sign in with your Microsoft account email and password.
  3. Enter your Product key.
  4. Download and install your Microsoft Office apps.

Method-2: Install Office 2013 using disk ISO file.

  1. Insert Office disk installer in your computer disk.
  2. Access the disk location where you’ll found Office setup files.
  3. Choose 32Bits or 64Bits Office installer that is compatible with your system.
  4. Run the installer to install Office.
  5. Once installation is finished, then open any Office apps.
  6. Enter your product key to activate the Office product.

winword.exe error Office 2013 is yet not fixed? Let’s speak with support.

We hope that the error 0xc0000142 is now history. If the error persists again, you should speak with support.