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How to Fix VC++ Runtime Error R6009 on Windows 11, 10, & 8

You may encounter the following Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Error R6009 when opening, running, or closing an app on a Windows-based computer. Any runtime error occurs because of the bugs in the program and runtime error R6009 is an example of a buggy program.

Error Message:

Runtime error R6009 - not enough space for environment
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How to Fix Runtime Error R6009?

When an application found low memory conditions to execute, it causes the Runtime Error R6009. It is because the application is buggy or not optimized well in a development phase, or the environment variable is consuming too much system memory.

On the other hand, faulty third-party apps, drivers, or malware can also cause this type of runtime error.

Method 1: Fix using the Outbyte PC Repair Tool

As mentioned above faulty third-party apps, outdated drivers/software, malware/viruses, missing system files, bugs in registry files, etc, are the strong reason behind the Runtime Error R6009.

Outbyte PC Repair Tool scans and optimizes your computer against these types of problems and gives you an error-free environment to work on your computer.

Windows is made with huge number of dll files, exe files, sys files, various types of services, databases, etc so, it is not possible to keep monitoring all the files always. A brilliant PC Optimizer tool repairs damages, fix errors, update windows and drivers, and eliminate various types of errors silently.

Outbyte PC Repair Tool does all the above task easily and provides you an errorfree and smooth Windows environment to work so that you can focus on your business only.

3 Steps to Fix this Error
Step 1. Download Outbyte PC Repair Tool [File Size: 16.4 MB]
Step 2. SCAN your Windows PC
Step 3. Click Fix button to Repair Error

Method 2: Update the Windows OS, Drivers, and Apps

It is important to keep your computer up to date by Installing the updates for Windows OS, Drivers, and all the installed Apps.

[Update Windows]
Step 1: Go to Settings ➜ Windows Update. Click on the Check for updates button and if shows any pending updates, download, and install them.

windows update settings in windows 11 & 10

[Update Drivers]
Step 2: Go to the Device Manager. Find the outdated drivers, right-click on them, and select Update.


[Update Apps]
Step 3: Open Microsoft Store. Go to the Library and click on the Get updates button.

update ms store apps

Method 3: Increase the PC Memory

You should increase system memory to resolve this issue.

1. Close the unused running apps and services.
2. Add Additional RAM to your computer.
Add additional RAM

Method 4: Repair faulty Program

You also need to repair the Apps which is causing the Runtime Error R6009.

Step 1: Go to Settings ➜ Apps ➜ Installed apps.


Step 2: Click on the 3 dots (…) next to the faulty apps and select Modify.


Step 3: Click on Next and then Click on the Repair button.

Repair the Apps

Step 4: Complete the repairing process and then Reboot your PC.

Method 5: Re-install the latest version of the problematic app.

If the above solution didn’t work for you, then remove the problematic app completely and download the latest version of the app from the authorized website. By installing the latest version of the apps, you will be able to fix the runtime error R6009.

Method 6: Repair Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library.

Most of the necessary Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package is preinstalled with Windows Operating System and works like a charm with most of the apps. Unfortunately, sometimes it starts raising the problem with newly installed apps. This is because the newly installed apps could not bound themselves with the MSVCR file. In this situation, you need to repair the MSVCR installation to work correctly. Just follow the given steps to repair the pre-installed MS Visual C++ Redistributable Package.

Step 1: Open Settings. Go to Apps > Apps & Features.

apps & feature in windows 10/11

Step 2: Here, find all the installations with the name of “Microsoft Visual C++”, click on them and if Modify button is enabled, click on the Modify button.


Step 3: User Account Control dialog box will appear and will ask for your administrative permission. Click on the Yes button.
Step 4: The setup will start processing and you will see the following dialog box on the screen.


Step 5: After completing the repairing process, you will see the Setup Successful message on the screen.


Step 6: Do the same operation for all the MSVCR Installation which has enabled Modify button.
Step 7: Make a simple reboot and you have successfully repaired all your MSVCR Installation.

Method 7: Install the Latest Version of Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library.

If you are getting some msvcr.dll not found error or C Runtime Library error when installing an app or opening apps, it means you need to download the latest version of the MSVCR file and repair all the previous installed MSVCR files.

Step 1: To download this file, just google “Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable” or open the following link. This library is free to download, install and use.

Step 2: Download the MSVCR Library file according to your System Architecture. If you don’t know what your System Architecture is, just click on Start Menu and search for “System Information”.


Step 3: Open System Information and here, you can see your CPU architecture.


Step 4: Download MSVCR Library and double click on it to install it.


Method 8: Run System File Checker Tool to repair corrupted system files.

System File Checker tool checks the integrity violation of system files and if it founds any corruption, it repairs or replaces them. It is a very useful command line tool that fixes corrupted system files issue quickly.

Step 1: Open Elevated Command Prompt.

open command prompt as administrator in Windows 8, 10 & 11

Step 2: Run the below command.
sfc /scannow
Step 3: Wait to finish the process.

Method 9: Scan for Viruses and Malware

You must scan your PC with a trusted virus/malware scanner. Viruses/malware is designed in such type that it consumes too many system resources and crashes various apps by raising the Runtime Error R6009.

After removing all the viruses/malware, repair PC damages using Outbyte PC Repair Tool. It repairs damages done by malware/viruses and optimizes your PC to work faster.


This article describes the solution to Runtime Error R6009. You can Repair the MSVCR package, remove malware/viruses, run sfc.exe, and update your entire computer to fix the R6009 Runtime error.