0xc000007b is the most common and annoying error that occurs on windows. This error popup when you try to run 32bit apps on 64bit windows because of the incompatibility between 32bit application and 64bit platform. Here in this article I have listed all the possible solution for fixing the error 0xc000007b, follow from solution 1 and stop after the error has been solved.
Solution 1. Installing Microsoft visual C++
Microsoft visual C++ is integrated development environment (IDE) developed by Microsoft. It is an executable package contains standard C++ library required by the programs. Most of time the ‘0xc000007b’ error occurs when the Microsoft visual C++ package is not found or misconfigured and after it is properly install the error disappears. Download the Microsoft visual C++ from here and install it.
Solution 2. Installing .Net framework.
.Net framework includes a large class library named Framework Class Library and provides language interoperability across several programming languages. So it is required by apps to run correctly. .Net framework 4.6 is already included in windows 10, so in windows 10 it is not needed but if your are running an old version of windows( windows 7), Then you should install it to correctly run your apps. You can find the latest version of .Net framework here. If the installer tells you that it is already installed but jot enabled then you can simply go to control panel and then to program and features and enable .Net framework from there.
Solution 3. Install DirectX.
If you are receiving ‘0xc000007b’ error when launching a game then the error can occur due to improper installation of DirectX or DirectX not found. DirectX is an essential package of dynamic link libraries that are required for 3D graphics acceleration. Windows comes preloaded with very few direct3d libraries and it is not sufficient for the game to run. It is very common for games showing this error because of DirectX not found. Download and install the latest version of DirectX from here to fix the problem or if you purchased the game then DirectX should be included in the CD itself.
Solution 4. Run the application as administrator.
Some application requires to run as administrator because they require to perform some action which can be only performed by using administrator rights.
Solution 5. Run windows update.
Windows update can provide application updates and fixes, it will also reinstall any missing or corrupt driver.
Solution 6. Reinstall the application or game.
If the error is not resolved even after installing the above listed applications then the issue might be in the application or game. Reinstalling or refreshing the application might repair the damage or corrupt data files, that was causing the error. After the application is reinstalled restart the system and try to open the app again.
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Solution 7. Check and repair hard-disk errors.
Hard-disk errors can be checked and repaired by using the chkdsk command in command prompt. To do so, run the command prompt as administrator by typing cmd in windows search box and then right click it and select run as administrator
Then type this command: ‘chkdsk c: /f /r’ (exclude inverted comas) then reboot. Now at boot it will check the drive C for errors and if anything found it will fix it.
Tip: Instead of install all the applications listed above individually you can download AIO runtime application here to install all the required software at once. It also installs essential softwares that are required by the system.
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