How to Fix Error Code 0xc000007b Windows 10?

Windows error 0xc000007b appears while you are not running the software as administrator. The error also occurs while installing a new application that might be a third-party software. Basically, this error shows up with an error message that says “The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b) windows 10”. The main reason is a conflict between a 64-bit system or a 32-bit application. Actually, there could be many reasons for this error to pop up so there is no single fix. Hence we are going to talk about all the different fixes for it. But, before moving further let’s just talk about what this error is all about.

Possible Causes for 0xc000007b Error:

Before we look towards how to fix 0xc000007b windows 10, we should first have a look at the reasons or causes behind this issue to occur. So, take a look below:

  • Application error
  • Visual Studio 2012 issue
  • Windows Explorer
  • Incompatibility issues
  • Damaged sectors in the hard disc
  • Corrupt application files
  • Damaged or outdated computer system drivers
  • Virus infections

Easy Hacks to Resolve Windows Error 0xc000007b:

As there are many reasons that can cause the error code, there should be proper solutions for them. In the coming section, we are going to explain the various steps to resolve the error. So, go through the tips and hacks to get rid of the error within a minute.

Solution 1: Update the Device Drivers

If the drivers of your device are outdated, then the error might appear in the system. So, if you want to resolve this issue, then you have to update the device drivers as soon as possible. You can even update them manually, but it is quite tough to perform. So, it is best to try this easy trick by configuring the Device Manager.

  1. First of all, go to the Windows logo icon and select it.
  2. Now, open the Run box and type ‘devmgmt.msc’.
  3. After that, click on OK to invoke the Device Manager.
  4. When you can see a list of installed device drivers, select the drivers which will help the system to work properly.
  5. Next, press the ‘Update driver’ option.
  6. Finally, reboot your device and check if the issue is fixed or not.

Solution 2: Acquire the Administrative Rights

If you do not have the administrative rights, you might get an error message. To perform that, you need to go through the following steps one by one:

  1. At first, click on the C option and choose ‘Properties’.
  2. Then, go to the Advanced section and select the Security tab.
  3. Now, click on the Change option.
  4. When the “Enter the Object name” box appears, type the username.
  5. After that, choose OK to save all changes.
  6. At last, restart the system.

Solution 3: Run the Disk Check Utility

At times, the bad sectors on the disk can be the main reason behind this issue. In this case, you have to run the Disk check utility to resolve the error. So, get a look below:

  1. Firstly, open the Command Prompt section in the ‘Administrator’ mode.
  2. Then, type this code:

“chkdsk X: /f /r”.

  1. After that, press the Enter key on the keyboard.
  2. Now, wait for a couple of minutes to complete this whole process.
  3. Then, check whether the problem is gone or not.

Solution 4: Delete and Install DirectX Files

If the damaged DirectX files can create this problem, then you have to remove the DirectX file and install them in a proper way. Just follow the below guidelines:

  1. First of all, go to the Windows Explorer section.
  2. Now, type ‘C:\Windows\System32’.
  3. Next, allocate the “xinput_1.dll”, “xinput_2.dll” and “xinput_3.dll” command and delete it.
  4. After that, go to the Microsoft download center and open the DirectX files.
  5. Then, restart your PC.
  6. After completing these steps, check whether the issue persists or not. If yes, proceed through the next process. ‘

Solution 5: Run the Application in Compatibility Mode as Admin

If you can’t open the application on the latest version, but you can open the same application on the previous version of OS, then there will be a compatibility issue. Hence, you can try this method.

  1. Click on the shortcut of the application which causes this error code. Go to the properties of this particular application.
  2. You will find the Compatibility tab there. Click Next to run this program in compatibility mode.
  3. Select the exact Windows version where there is no compatibility issue with the application.
  4. Go to Settings and choose Next to run as an administrator. Choose Apply to save the changes of OS made by you.
  5. Now, open the program and check the error still persists or not.

Solution 6: Reinstall Microsoft .NET framework

You can resolve this issue by reinstalling the Microsoft .NET framework. Follow the easy steps mentioned below:

  1. Firstly, tap and hold the Windows logo key and R button together and navigate the Run dialog box.
  2. Type ‘Control’ there and press Enter.
  3. Open Control Panel and go to the Programs and Features option.
  4. After that, select all items starts with “Microsoft .NET” and choose Uninstall/Change.
  5. Now, follow the on-screen direction to uninstall those items.
  6. Lastly, open the .NET Framework website and check the issue once.

Solution 7: Install the Missing C++ Redistributable Packages

To run various applications Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package is the main runtime component. If any application tries to use the old libraries which are not installed on your device, it can cause this error. If you see a message like ‘Memory error’ or ‘out of memory’, then be sure that this is the real reason behind this error.

You can fix this issue by installing the missing C++ redistributable packages. So, just download the particular C++ packages which are compatible with the OS of your device.    

Just check the list of C++ packages which may be missing from your device, and then download it.

  • X86:
  • 2005 C++ Redistributable
  • 2008 C++ Redistributable
  • 2010 C++ Redistributable
  • 2012 C++ Redistributable
  • X64:
  • 2005 C++ Redistributable
  • 2008 C++ Redistributable
  • 2010 C++ Redistributable
  • 2012 C++ Redistributable

After installing, just reboot your device and check if this application error still persists or not.

Solution 8: Update the Windows Version

If you are still unable to update the Windows version, then you can try to update it manually. To do so, follow these steps one by one stated below:

  1. Go to the Search box and type ‘Windows Update’ in it.
  2. Now, choose the Windows Update settings.
  3. Now, select the ‘View update history’ option.
  4. Search for a Windows update which previously failed to install.
  5. Click on this update to view more information.
  6. Now, open the Microsoft download center.
  7. Find the update package which failed before by typing the KB article number.
  8. Now, download the package and install this on your device.

Solution 9: Run the DISM Tool

This troublesome error is probably generated by the corrupted Windows update files. In this case, you can resolve this easily by running the ‘Deployment Image Servicing and Management’ or DISM tool. To run this tool, just go through these below directions step by step:

  1. First of all, press the Windows logo key and the R key on the keyboard at the same time. It will open the Run window.
  2. Type ‘cmd’ in the Run box or press the Shift, Ctrl and Enter key together to run the Command prompt section as an Administrator.
  3. After that, you will be asked for permission. Click YES to run it and type the following Command:
  • “Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth” (This command helps to scan all the system files and verifies whether the files are official or not. But, this line doesn’t prevent corruption. It will take some minutes to complete)

And, press the Enter key.

  1. Now, type “Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth” and press the Enter key. It will check whether the Windows 10 image of your device is corrupted or not.
  2. Completing it, type this command “Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth” (This command helps to repair the corrupted files. It will replace the corrupted files with the secured ones.)
  3. Wait for some time. After completing the restoration, close the Command Prompt.
  4. Check if this problem still persists or not. If yes, then try to apply the other methods provided by us.

Solution 10: Run the System File Checker

After running the DSM tool, the SFC scan or System File Checker helps to replace or repair the corrupted files. If you notice, that the still strikes after running the DISM tool, then this method can resolve this issue successfully. To perform that, you need to follow the steps:

  1. First, right click on the Start menu and go to the Command Prompt section.
  2. In the Command Prompt section, type ‘sfc/scannow’ and press the Enter key on the keyboard.
  3. Then, the SFC scan will scan your device. Don’t cancel the scan process until it gets complete. After scanning, it will show the corrupt files of your device.
  4. After scanning, if there are any corrupt files in your device, type this

“findstr /c:”[SR]” %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >”%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt.”

Then, press the ENTER key.

  • If you want to skip this, then just type this command,

“Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth”.

  • You can find the details of the SFC scan on the “sfcdetails.txt” file which will appear on the screen.

Solution 11: Perform the System Restore

This the last option left for you to fix this error code 0x80070652. So, you can try the following steps to perform this:

  1. Go to the search bar and type ‘create a Restore point’.
  2. Now, select the item which will appear on the screen.
  3. Choose the ‘System Protection’ option, and then click on ‘System Restore’.
  4. Choose the Next option.’
  5. Now you can see a list of all the available restore points.
  6. Choose the most recent restore point. Select the Next option again.
  7. Now, select the Finish option.
  8. After selecting, it will run automatically. Wait for some time for this process to finish completely. Now, check whether

Wrapping up

In the above section, we have explained all solutions and main factors which are responsible for making this error code. Hope that you will gain an overall knowledge on how to handle this situation technically. If you have any doubt regarding this matter, put your comment below.

Maria Colombo
Maria Colombo
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