Yesterday I encountered a problem regarding chrome. Whenever I click a link in an external application, obviously Windows tries to open it with the default browser. However, I am getting the following error after clicking the link with Chrome set to the default browser:
chrome.exe - Application Error: The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142). Click OK to close the application.
This happens regardless whether Chrome was opened or not before clicking the link. The issue only happens with Chrome, Firefox and Edge opens links perfectly.
I've looked into the Event Viewer to maybe find some information about the error. Here are the details about it:
Faulting application name: chrome.exe, version: 53.0.2785.101, time stamp: 0x57cf9ca3
Faulting module name: apphelp.dll, version: 10.0.14393.0, time stamp: 0x578999e1
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000000003685b
Faulting process id: 0x2f24
Faulting application start time: 0x01d20dd64713176c
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\apphelp.dll
Report Id: 39668e91-ebb5-4fcc-8ec3-03d638835187
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
What I've tried:
- Reinstalling Chrome
- Running sfc /scannow to check system file integrity
I'm running Windows 10 if that matters, the installation is only a few days old.
How do I solve this?