Fix & Repair 0xc000007b – The Application was Unable to Start Correctly Error

You may receive following error message when you try to launch an application, games or other software in your windows machine.

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application.

This message points that there must be something is wrong with your Operating System so that Windows is unable to launch the application and welcoming you with above error code. Here, in this article, I will tell you some different ways to fix this error. However, no one knows that which method will work for your Operating System so try each method one by one and examine the error whether it get fixed or not.

How to Fix The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b).

This error may appear due to several other reasons like missing dll files, broken system files, incorrect registry entries, outdated system software, windows and drivers, and system is broken due to virus or malware attack.

Method 1: Fix using Advanced System Repair Tool

Mostly this error occurs when there are missing system files, corrupted registry entries, outdated driver and software and if there is any malware in your PC.
Solution: You must use Advanced System Repair Tool to fix all these areas in one click. By cleaning and boosting PC Speed using System Optimizer tool, most probably you will not face any problem when you will go to open application.

3 Steps to Fix this Error

Step 1. Download Advanced System Repair Pro [File Size: 16.4 MB]
Step 2. SCAN your Windows PC
Step 3. Click Fix button to Repair Error

Method 2: Make a Simple Restart

This is everlasting solution for any errors. No one knows why but most of the digital problems can be solved just restarting your device. Just reboot your device and all is done.

Method 3: Update Windows, Software and Drivers

This is the second most successive method to fix 0xc000007b. When you update Windows, software and drivers then your PC becomes compatible with most of the latest software and driver. Mostly in outdated PC when you run the application which requires latest .Net Framework and other latest platform, the PC starts showing error. Updating Windows may fix all these problems and gives you latest environment to run your applications and games without having The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b) error.
If you don’t know how to update all the drivers and softwares then you can use Advanced System Repair Tool utility. It finds all the installed softwares and drivers and then update them automatically with latest version.

Method 4: Install latest .Net Framework

Most of the applications and games requires latest .Net Framework to run properly. You must install latest version of .Net Framework from the following Microsoft site’s.

Method 5: Repair Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Packages

You must Repair Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Packages from control panel. Here, is the steps for repairing c++ Runtime library.

1. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a Program


2. Select Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable package and Right click on that and select Change.


3. Click on Repair button to start repair.


4. You will see that repair is in processing.


5. After finishing the process it will prompt you for restarting your PC.


Method 6: Run System File Checker Tool

1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator


2. Run following command and press Enter.

sfc /scannow
sfc scannow

3. Wait until process finish.
Note: If System File Checker doesn’t perform well then you need to use an alternative software as “Advanced System Repair Tool”.

Method 7: Run Program as administrator

If still you are getting the same The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b) error then start the application with administrator privilege. Right click on application and then select Run as administrator.


In this article, I have tried to explain how can you fix The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b) error from windows 7/8/10 and Windows server PC. If you get any different ideas to fix this error then please share your valuable ideas in comment section.

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