How To Fix The OPXPapp.exe Error
OPXPapp.exe errors are extremely common & are a part of the Softex OmniPass application – a secure sign-in and and password management application. This program is a third-party application and is not an essential part of Windows… however, it often causes a myriad of different errors, which often show when your PC boots.
When you start your Windows computer you may receive this error message:
“OPXPApp.exe – Application Error
The Application Failed To Initialize Properly (Oxc0000142). Click On OK To Terminate Application”.
What Causes The OPXPapp.exe Error?
The OPXPapp.exe error is caused by a piece of software called ‘OmniPass’. This software may have been installed already on a pre installed computer, or can also be installed independently. The error usually occurs if:
- There is a problem with the installation files on OmniPass.
- Your system has been infected with a Malware program.
How To Fix The OPXPapp.exe Error
Step 1 -Reinstall The OmniPass Software
The OmniPass software is a third-party program which is initiated when you first boot up your PC. Unfortunately, it’s often the case that this program will either become damaged or corrupted, leading Windows to be unable to process the various files it requires to run. This is a big problem, but one which is extremely easy to fix – by reinstalling the software on your PC.
To Re-Install the OmniPass software, you should follow the steps below:
- Click Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs
- Locate OmniPass
- Click “Remove” / “Uninstall” next to it
- Once the uninstaller has completed, restart your PC
- Install the OmniPass software again
- This should allow your computer to run without the error
Step 2 – Disable The OmniPass Service From Loading During The System Startup
If the OPXPapp.exe error occurs during system startup, then it likely that the service is configured to load when your system starts. If this is the case then you can fix the problem by disabling the service from loading at system startup. To do this follow these steps:
- Open the Start menu, select Run, type msconfig and then press Enter.
- Display the Startup tab.
- Scroll down and look to see if there is an entry for OPXPapp.
- If you find the entry, clear the box of the service, then click Apply.
- Once you have done that you should restart your computer.
Step 3 – Clean Out Viruses From Your PC
OPXPapp.exe has been known to be a constant target for viruses & other infections, which often infect this file and cause a huge amount of damage to it. To be sure that no virus is causing the error you’re seeing on your PC, you should use an antivirus program to scan through your system, locate the viruses that are in there; and then remove any of the ones causing problems. To do this, you should use your own antivirus tool or the one we recommend from the link above.
Step 4 – Clean Out The Registry
The ‘registry’ is the main database which Windows uses to store vital settings for your PC. All your software stores information inside this database, making it one of the most important parts of your system. It’s constantly being used by your computer to recall various settings for your computer, but it’s also one of the biggest causes of problems as well. The issue is that the registry is constantly being saved incorrectly, which leads to all sorts of errors, including the OPXPapp.exe error. To fix this, you should use a ‘registry cleaner’ like the one below: