You may receive the error “The application was unable to start correctly 0xc0000022. Click OK to close the application” every time when you open a PDF file in Adobe Application. This error stops a PDF file to open correctly and most of the time, re-installing the Acrobat Reader may not help you in this situation. When you try to print a file in PDF using the printer, this error may also appear. Here, in this article, I have collected and explained some of the best methods to resolve this issue.
Method 1: Fix using Advanced System Repair Tool
This may be one of the best solutions in terms of fixing to “The application was unable to start correctly 0xc0000022. Click OK to close the application” error. This error may appear due to corrupted system files, misconfigured registry files, trojan/viruses, outdated system updates, outdated drivers, or missing DLL files. This automatic tool takes care of all the problems and gives you a single button to fix and optimize your PC.
Method 2: Repair Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package
The Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable file is the necessary dependency DLL file for Windows-based operating systems. The various third-party application relies on this file and if this file is not installed correctly or has improper registry settings then your newly installed application may not use this file and you will start getting error like 0xc0000022 or AcroRd32.exe is missing Error in Windows 11, 10 & 8 machines. You need to repair Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package to solve this issue properly.
Here is the detailed guide on How to Repair Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package.
Method 3: Download and Install Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013
You need to install an additional MSVCR package for Visual Studio 2013. This tiny file will install the additional required dependent DLL file for your application and you will stop getting the adobe error 0xc0000022.
Method 4: Change Permissions for Adobe Apps
If there is a security issue then you may also encounter the adobe error code 0xc0000022 so, in this situation, you must allow full access permission to the apps. You may allow permissions as below:
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Method 5: Run Adobe Cleaner for DC and execute the fresh Re-installation of Adobe.
Re-Installing adobe apps may fix this problem but a clean installation is necessary. When you remove adobe apps from the Windows control panel, it won’t delete all the settings and preferences. These leftover settings and preferences will start raising the same problem after re-installation. You need to completely remove adobe apps using the Adobe Cleaner tool. This tool is free, and you can download it from the official adobe sites.
In this article, I tried to explain how you can fix “The application was unable to start correctly 0xc0000022” adobe error. There are 5 methods are given which will surely help you in fixing this error.