The Application was Unable to Start Correctly (0xc000007b) [FIXED]

By Jonny Lin in Common Errors Tags: Windows

You may get an error message that says “The application was unable to start correctly” accompanied by an error code (0xc000007b). This error message appears when you are trying to open an application on Windows. Usually this happens after you upgrade from an earlier version of Windows and something goes wrong with certain files or programs.

You can try the methods below and see if they can help you get rid of this error.

1) Reboot your computer

2) Run your application as administrator

3) Reinstall your application

4) Reinstall Microsoft .NET framework (for Windows 7 or below)

5) Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages

6) Update your Windows

7) Run check disk

1) Reboot your computer

There can be something tiny that goes wrong in your system when you see a “The application was unable to start correctly” error. A simple reboot of your computer can fix your 0xc000007b error.

2) Run your application as administrator

When you come across a 0xc000007b error, you can try running your application as administrator and see if this is helpful.

a) Right click on the application you want to open. Then select Properties.

b) Go to Compatibility tab. Check Run this program as an administrator. Then hit OK.

c) Try running your application and see if this method fixes the error.

3) Reinstall your application

Sometimes the application you want to run may contain something that has corrupted. In this case, you should uninstall your application completely and then reinstall it. After that run the program and see if your problem resolves.

4) Reinstall Microsoft .NET framework

In fact, in many cases the “The application was unable to start correctly” error results from issues on Microsoft .NET framework. (.NET framework is a framework developed by Microsoft which supports applications using .Net technologies.) You may need to reinstall it to fix the issue.

* Microsoft .NET framework has been integral part of Windows 8 and 10. You cannot remove or reinstall it manually. Therefore the steps below may only apply to Windows 7 or earlier versions. For Windows 10/8 users, you can try updating your Windows to install the latest .NET framework (if any).

a) Press Win + R keys. Type “control” and hit OK.

b) In Control Panel, scroll down to find and open Programs and Features.

c) Single click on every item starts with “Microsoft .NET“. Click on Uninstall/Change and follow the instruction to uninstall these items. 

d) Go to Microsoft .NET Framework download website to download and install the framework.

5) Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package is a runtime component necessary for running of multiple applications. The files in Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package usually corrupt due to many reasons. And this can cause the 0xc000007b error. In this case you need to reinstall this components.

a) Open Programs and Features (as steps a and b in the method above shows)

b) Uninstall all items with the name of “Microsoft Visual C++ 2*** Redistributable“.

c) Go to Microsoft to download and install Visual C++ Redistributable Packages.

6) Update your Windows

Updating your operating system can fix the bugs that cause troubles. In addition, some features and programs built in Windows, such as DirectX and .NET Framework, can also be updated during the process. It is recommended that you update your operating system and see if this can help you fix your 0xc000007b error.

7) Run check disk

The error can also result from hardware issues, especially from your hard drive. You should run check disk using Command Prompt and see if there is any problem on your disk.

a) Click on Start menu and type “cmd“. Right click Command Prompt in the result and select Run as administrator.

b) Enter “chkdsk c: /f /r“. (This means you are going to check and repair C drive. If you want to check another drive, replace “c” with the corresponding letter of that drive.) Follow the instruction to complete the process.

c) After that check and see if the problem is solved.

  • akshat

    im trying to open the keygen for headus uvlayout. it doesnt respond . i have disable firewall and windows defender. i open it it gives me an error that the programme cant start. i have installed latest of the microsoft dotnet framework and redistributables. still not working.

  • Dapri luns

    I tried all the steps and it is still showing the error.About the msvcp110.dll does it work if i download the file and not get it from another pc?

    • Jonny Lin

      Hi,
      It is not recommended that you download a dll file from an unapproved source on the Internet because it’s difficult to tell whether it is suitable for the version of Windows you use and whether it will compromise your computer system.

      • Kryptocsgovids

        Ok thank you.Is there any problem if i get the file from a 32 bit pc and mine is 64bit??

      • Dapri luns

        Ok thank you.Is there any problem if i get the file from a 32 bit pc and mine is 64bit??

        • Jonny Lin

          Hi,
          It’s better to get a 64 bit dll file as this will prevent any potential issue in the future.

          • Dapri luns

            Does it work if i get the file from a windows 10?(my pc runs windows 7)
            And if replacing the dll file with a windows 7 file still doesnt fix the problem do i have to reinstall windows?

            • Jonny Lin

              Hi,
              The point is to get the file from a system that is the same as yours to prevent compatibility issues.
              If this method doesn’t work, you can try performing a system restore first.

  • Kamal Sayed Kamaleldin

    hi Johnny :
    i tried all of these steps but the problem continuing .
    is this because of .dll files ?

  • Andrei Vrabie

    I installed latest version of both framework and visual c++ and it fixed the bug. thanks

    • Jonny Lin

      You’re welcome, Andrei.

      • Andrei Vrabie

        ups I’m stupid. I had an other error that goes something like this : “FortniteClient-Win64-Shipping.exe – Application Error
        The instruction at 0x45b72ca2 referenced memory at 0xfffffffff. The memory could not be read.”
        And it started popping again today. I will post again here in case I find the solution for my problem even if its about an other error.
        Sorry for misleading!

  • George Gyimah

    How do you reinstall all visual C++ redistributed packages

  • Seemab Khan

    I Tried All The Things But This Problem Always Comes
    Now What should i do ?

    • Jonny Lin

      Hi Seemab,
      Have you tried copying the “msvcp110.dll” file from another computer to the same location of your own?

  • Big Monster

    I Tried All The Things But This Problem Always Comes
    Now What should i do ?

    • Jonny Lin

      Hi,
      Have you tried copying the “msvcp110.dll” file from another computer to the same location of your own?

      • Big Monster

        yep i tried and it
        and downloaded the application again
        and run it
        and problem is fixed thanks

  • Lethiwe Mwendwa

    Please help me, I have had this issue for a very long time, all of these did not help me, I desperately need help, D:

    • Jonny Lin

      Hi Lethiwe,
      Here I have another method you can try: go to C:WindowsSysWOW64 and delete a file named “msvcp110.dll” there. Then check to see if this works for you. If it isn’t, copy the same file from another computer to yours and see if it helps.
      If the method above can’t work, you may need to reinstall your operating system.
      Hope this could help you.

      • Lethiwe Mwendwa

        Thank you so much! when I copied the file from another computer it finally fixed the problem! thank you so much!! Now I can use adobe animate cc and Photoshop to continue doing my animation work! 😀 Thank you so much!!

        • Jonny Lin

          You’re welcome. Glad I could help you.

  • Faishal Hakim

    do i have to install all microsoft visual studio?

    • Jonny Lin

      Hi Faishal,
      Yes, you may have to reinstall ALL Visual C++ Redistributable Packages (actually they are not Visual Studio) because you may not know which one is causing the problem.