Fix: “Unable to Start Correctly (0xc0000142)” Error in Hitman – Sniper Challenge

Unfortunately, there are quite literally just around 10 games that constitute the genre of actual, proper stealth in the entire multiverse of games.

Out of these ~10 games, even fewer fall under the actual, proper “sniper games” category. This is why I cherish the good sniper games. Hitman: Sniper Challenge is one of the pretty adequate sniper games, considering it was just a pre-Hitman mini-game developed for fans that had been waiting for Hitman (2016) patiently.

But “Why has he not yet begun to solve this error issue and is sidetracking into the breakdown of stealth games and what not?” you might ask. Well, okay then, I shall abruptly insert the error’s image here and then begin with the fix. 


Priming the fix in T-minus 3, 2, 1…

Step 1: Properties

Go to the shortcut of your installed game and right-click on it. 

Then select “Properties”.


Step 2: Compatibility

Go to the “Compatibility” tab and check “Run this program in compatibility mode for:”.

Then, in the drop-down menu right below the checked option, select “Windows 95”.

Also, check “Run this program as an administrator” so I do not have to make an entire step to tell you to run the game as an administrator.


Lastly, click on “Apply”, then “OK”. 

You’re done.

Step 3: Run the game

Do what the step says, and get to shooting down some agents with hilarious ragdoll physics.

You’ll see exactly what I mean. Good luck, and have fun.


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