how to fix hitman sniper challenge 0*c0000142 error in windows8

well, it was trying to load a .dll file and failed. I would guess the file is corrupted or for the wrong architecture type or the setup registration for the .dll was not run.

if you know the .dll name you can run cmd.exe as and then the
regsvr32.exe c:\thePathToTheDLL\mydllfilename.dll

(you might have to search for the .dll and make sure you pick the correct type (32 bit or 64 bit))

1: kd> !error 0xc0000142
Error code: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000142 (3221225794) - {DLL Initialization Failed} Initialization of the dynamic link library %hs failed. The process is terminating abnormally.