Hello, could you please help me to fix the error 0XC000007B? The error message keeps popping up when I open a game or program. It often shows the message “The application could not start correctly” or just the error code. I use Windows 10 V1709. Thanks in advance!
Error code 0xc000007b is a common problem in Windows, particularly when the Anniversary Update was released. Typically, the error message occurs immediately after installing patch or feature updates and prevents certain applications from starting.
The applications affected by error 0xc000007b usually differ. Skype, Messenger, Microsoft Office, some games, but also other applications could previously have been used normally and then blocked by the error.
The error usually occurs with the message “The application could not start correctly”. However, the explanation is not enough for normal PC users to tackle the problem from the right perspective.
Many of those affected have been able to fix error 0xc000007b by reinstalling the app that triggers the error. This is a good idea if the problem affects only one or a few apps whose removal does not cause data loss or other inconveniences.
However, a number of applications are usually affected by this problem. This is because the 0xc000007b error often occurs due to a missing or damaged .NET Framework 3.5 or Visual C ++ Redistributable Package.
7 Methods to fix error code 0xc000007b
The error typically occurs when the 32-bit version of Windows has been confused with a 64-bit operating system or application. Sometimes a system restart helps to fix the problem and should be the first step in solving it. Updating the operating system could also fix the problem since the Windows version could only have one bug.
However, before you begin the manual resolution steps for error code 0xc000007b, we recommend scanning the device with a PC repair tool like Reimage. The program indicates problems that need to be fixed and can do it for you. The tool can also restore Windows files and remove PUPs itself.
Solution 1. Install existing Windows updates
Windows updates often fix many problems, and error 0xc000007b could be one of them. This solution applies in particular to those who have deactivated the automatic Windows updates and have not installed any new updates for a long time.
Press the Windows + I keys and select Update and Security.
Now click on Check for updates.
The system should automatically detect and install any missing Windows updates.
Reboot the system and check if the problem persists.
Solution 2. Start the affected app with administrator rights
If you cannot start a single application due to error 0xc000007b, you should try to run it with administrator rights. To do this, right-click on the application icon and select Run as administrator. If you still get the message “The application could not start correctly” with the error code 0xc000007b, reset the application.
Solution 3. Reset the affected app
If the program that cannot be started is one of Microsoft’s standard applications, you should try resetting it:
Press the Windows + I keys and select Apps.
Find the affected application and click on it.
Click the Advanced Options link.
Click Reset and then again reset to confirm the command.
Solution 4. Reinstall the affected app
If the previous methods didn’t work, you may need to reinstall the problematic application. You can do this by following these steps:
Press the Windows + I keys and select Apps.
Find the problematic application and click on it.
Press Uninstall and again Uninstall to confirm the command.
Restart your PC and install the application by visiting and downloading the manufacturer’s website.
Solution 5. Reinstall Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable
If the problem is still not resolved or affects many of your installed applications, you should try reinstalling Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable:
Click the Windows icon and enter Control Panel.
Open the Uninstall a program section and delete all Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable elements.
Then navigate to the official Microsoft website and download the Visual C ++ Redistributable Package to reinstall it.
Solution 6. Reinstall Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Before you reinstall Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, we recommend performing a scan with Reimage or a similar professional optimization program. It may fix problems related to Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 so you can avoid manual intervention. If the scan did not help, do the following:
Open the Control Panel and select Programs and Features.
Click Microsoft .NET Elements and choose Uninstall / Change.
Follow the on-screen instructions to completely uninstall the items.
Finally, navigate to the Microsoft .NET Framework download page and reinstall the framework.
Solution 7. Run the CHKDSK scan to check the hard drive
Start the command prompt as an administrator.
Type chkdsk / f / r and press Enter.
Confirm the scan for the next restart and restart the computer.
CHKDSK will automatically scan the computer and fix any problems.