Many Office users have reported facing the error status 0xc000012f when they try to open Microsoft Word, the following error appears in a pop up:
“OfficeC2RClient.exe – Bad Image
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun\mso20win32client.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support. Error status 0xc000012f.”
Let me explain first What is error status 0xc000012f; Error code 0xc000012f is a common issue on Windows 8 and 10 versions. The 0xc000012f error is caused by corrupted registry entries, excessive startup programs, misconfigured system settings, fragmented files, and similar. In addition, this error may also appear due to precarious softwares or virus infections. This bug will make your system slowdowns, even crashes and your programs will work lag when responding. In this tutorial, there are several solutions that you can try in order to fix error status 0xc000012f manually.
How to fix Error status 0xc000012f
Method 1. Uninstall the KB2879017 update
Some users have reported that error status 0xc000012f is caused by KB2879017 update. In this case, if you want to fix error Code 0xc000012f, you just remove KB2879017 update right away. To do that,
Step 1. Open Settings app.
Step 2. Then you go to Update & security > Windows Update.
Step 3. Next, you choose Advanced options and click View your update history.
Step 4. Moving on, select Uninstall updates. Now, you look for KB2879017 update and uninstall it.
Method 2. Run sfc/scannow
Step 1. First of all, you run Command Prompt as Administrator.
Step 2. In the Command Prompt, you type sfc /scannow and tap Enter.
Step 3. At this step, you just wait the system perform the repair automatically. Then, restart your computer and check if the error status 0xc000012f solved.
Method 3. Clean up junk files
Step 1. Press Win key + R, then type cleanmgr and tap Enter to open to Disk Cleanup
Step 2. Next, you select the drive you want to clean up and tap OK.
Step 3. Finally, you select Clean up System Files and wait for the process to completed.
Method 4. Install Direct
If you are getting the error is linked to STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_NOT_MZ, then an image file is not in the right format. To do fix error, you download and run the latest DirectX End-User Runtime program.
Step 1. Download the latest DirectX End-User Runtime program from the Windows site here.
Step 2. Run DirectX End-User Runtime and follow the on screen instructions to install Directx
Step 3. Restart your computer and check if error status 0xc000012f is solved or not.
Method 5: Install Visual C++ Redistributable
To Clean boot your computer, do the following steps.
Step 1. Press Windows Key + R, then type msconfig tap Enter.
Step 2. You go to the Services tab, select Hide all Microsoft services, and the click on Disable all.
Step 3. Next, go to the startup tab and click Open the task manager.
Step 4. When the startup window open, you disable all the software one by one. Click OK to accept the settings and restart your computer and check if error status 0xc000012f is gone or not.
If the error is resolved, then you can enable one item at a time while checking if the error status 0xc000012f will appear.
Method 6: Install Visual C++ Redistributable
You should be able to fix this problem by installing the latest version of Microsoft’s Visual Studio Redistributables. You can download the program from Microsoft’s website.
Hope this tutorial can help you fix error Status 0xc000012f: Officeclicktorun.exe – Bad Image on Windows 8/10. If you have any other Windows 10 related errors you can check for the solution in my Windows 10 tips section. Thank you for reading! Can we please hit likes and share on this article?