Dealing with OPXPApp.exe Error

You may receive the following error message when you start your Windows computer:

OPXPApp.exe - Application Error

The Application Failed To Initialize Properly (Oxc0000142). Click On OK To Terminate Application.

Cause of the Error

This error is known to occur if you have the software OmniPass on your system. OmniPass is a software that may either have come installed when you bought a preinstalled PC, or was installed with your Scanner software.

The error usually occurs, if:

  • There is some problem with the installation files on OmniPass, or
  • Your system is infected with a malware program.

Resolution Method

You may use one of the following methods to resolve the error:

Method 1: Reinstall the software

If you have the setup files for the OmniPass with you, reinstall the software. If there is any problem with the files of the program, reinstalling it should resolve the error.

Method 2: Completely remove the OmniPass on the system.

If you don’t actually use the software, it is recommended that you uninstall the software from the system. You can do this either by using the Add or Remove Program utility or an efficient third-party program uninstaller, such as Perfect Uninstaller to perform the task. It is also recommended that you use a good registry cleaner tool, such as RegServe to clean your registry after the uninstallation to ensure that no orphan keys of OmniPass are left-behind.

Method 3: Perform a Full System Antivirus and Antispyware Scan

OPXPApp.exe is also known to be caused due to virus or spyware infections on the system. Therefore, it is recommended that you use antivirus and antispyware tools, such as AntiVirus Plus and Spyware Cease to perform a thorough full system scan of your PC. Remember to update the tools with the latest database before performing the scan. Moreover, to ensure that the scan is effective, it is recommended that you run it by starting your Windows PC in Safe Mode.

Method 4: Disable the Service from Loading During the System Startup

If the OPXPApp.exe error occurs during system startup, it is quite likely that the service is configured to load when your system starts. In this case, you can work around the problem, by disabling the service from loading at system startup. You can do this, by performing the following steps:

  1. Open Start menu, select Run, type msconfig and then press Enter.
  2. Display the Startup tab.
  3. Here, scroll down and check if there is an entry for OPXPApp.
  4. If you find it, clear the check box for the service, and then click Apply.
  5. Note: If you don’t find the service here, you may check it on the Services, System.INI, and Win.INI tabs also. You may also open the Startup folder in the Start menu to ensure that there is no shortcut for the service added to this folder. If it is there, delete the shortcut.

  6. Restart your computer.