How to fix Error: ‘Application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b)

If get the error ‘Application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b)’ then read below tutorial for possible Fix.

If you see this error message: ‘The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b)’. This error message appears when you are trying to open an application on Windows.

Application Error (0xc000007b)

Usually you face this error due to following problems:

  1. When you upgrade previous or older version of Windows.
  2. Compatibility issue of software application with current system
  3. During installation software or application has some files are missing or corrupted files, virus infections, registry errors, etc
  4. Your Hard drive has various problems for current application

How to fix Error: ‘Application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b)

We are providing you different possible solution that will help you out to fix the 0xc000007b error.

Fix 1 (Download and Install Latest Version of .Net Framework)

Generally Microsoft .NET framework causing the issues. You can download the latest version of .NET Framework from Microsoft.

After successful installation of Microsoft .NET framework on your system, Restart you computer. Hope that ‘The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b)’ error will be fixed.

Fix 2 (Run the Application as Administrator)

This error may cause because of compatibility issue of system with application. So you may Fix-it through Login into system with Admin Panel, Go to the properties of Application that causing error. Go to Compatibility tab. Check Run this program as an administrator. Then Press OK.

Fix 3 (Re-install the Application)

Go to the Control Panel, Click on Add or Remove Program.

Select the application/program that causing trouble, Uninstall the existing application completly.

Re-install it.

Fix 4 (Update Windows)

In many cases Windows will automatically update but you have to check it manually whether current Windows is updated or not. You may check it through Control Panel.

In later versions, including Windows 10, you can open the new Settings app (just search the Start menu or click the cog icon which appears just above the Windows logo when you click it in the bottom-left of the screen.

In the Settings app, click on Update & Security then you should see a button to check for updates:

Application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b)

Fix 5 (Run the Check Disk Command)

Click on the start menu, Open command prompt (Type cmd)

In the windows Enter “chkdsk c: /f /r“. It that means you are going to scan and check  C drive. If primary drive is not c then you may change it. When you restart, it will do a check before get to the login screen. Partitions or other drives can also be checked this way.

Hopefully, after trying above methods, your problem will be fixed.


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