Problem with Batch file running in DOS prompt or CMD when opening it

In our Windows 8 Pro PC, we have a batch file that when we click on it we get the an "Application Error" (see pic below):

cmd.exe - Application Error
The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142). Click OK to close the application.
apps error

Yet in another user within the same PC batch file works.
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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
What is in the batch script?

rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Example of batch file:

taskkill /im AppleIEDAV.exe /t /f
taskkill /im AppleMobileDeviceService.exe  /t /f
taskkill /im APSDaemon.exe /t /f
taskkill /im CCleaner64.exe /t /f

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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Okay, reading the original error more closely, I doubt it is even getting into the batch script.  Seems like CMD.EXE can't load.  I suspect something has gotten corrupted on that computer.

Have you tried another batch script, do all have the same problem?

Have you tried a system restore back to a know good restore point?

Have you tried repairing Windows?


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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
the same CMD.EXE is used by another user login with the same computer and works perfectly.
Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Interesting, typically that error is caused by a system file type problem.

Could be an unwanted piece of malware in one users profile, or perhaps a copy of cmd.exe that isn't right.  I'd take a good look at all the C:\USERS file for that user to look for anything that could be causing a problem.

If you try to RUN cmd.exe from the Windows Run tool, does that error?  What about if you try to run COMMAND.COM?

rayluvsAuthor Commented:
cmd.exe from "Run" works.
Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Try starting the bat from there, so RUN:

cmd /c "yourbatch.bat"

rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Just reread your entry ID: 40753990 regarding "Have you tried another batch script".  Just did it and it worked.  

Searching more into it Comodo firewall somehow has it blocked.  So we just deleted it and recreated and it worked!

Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Excellent, glad you tracked that down, and glad some of my thoughts were helpful!

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