How to Fix Error 0xc00007b in Windows 10/8.1/8/7 – Being a Windows user, you must have encountered Error 0xc00007b once in a lifetime. In such a situation most of the users simply close the app and try to reopen it with the hope that they won’t have the face the problem again. Alas, that doesn’t work! You have to try to some other working method to get rid of this annoying error.
Let me first tell you what is Error 0xc00007b. This error states that ‘The application was unable to start correctly.
Click OK to close the app’. This error might have many different causes, but the most prominent one is that the app that you are trying to runs are a 32-bit app while your system is that 64-bit.
Though, this is not the only reason behind this. Other reasons include up gradation of your Windows. Well, whatever is the reason, this error surely creates a hindrance for us to run that particular software.
And if the software is important, there is no other option other than fixing it. In this post, we will try to help you in fixing the problem.
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Method 1: Fix Error 0xc00007b
The first method suggests you reinstall the Directx. Basically, in this method, you will be initially deleting all the xinput_*.Dll file, followed by downloading and installing the updated version of Directx. Follow the steps given below and you are good to go.
Step 1: Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 from the Windows Explorer.
Step 2: Locate the files that start with xinput_*.dll. And delete those files.
Step 3: Click on this link to download the new DirectX setup.
Step 4: Click on the downloaded file and then run DirectX to install it.
Step 5: Reboot the computer, once the installation is completed.
Chances are high that this method will solve the Error 0xc00007b. If you are still facing the problem, you can proceed to try method 2 for fixing the problem.
Method 2: Fix Error 0xc00007b
To follow the second method of fixing Error 0xc00007b. You have to reinstall.NET Framework. The reason behind this is simple. Many times you encounter Error 0xc00007b because of an incorrect/malfunctioning.NET Framework. To make it right, you have to uninstall the previous.NET Framework and then reinstall it again. Follow the simple steps given below to download and install the.NET Framework successfully.
Step 1: Download.NET Framework by clicking on this link.
Step 2: Install it and then restart your PC/laptop to complete the procedure.
This should solve your problem. And if you are still facing Error 0xc00007b, still it’s not an issue because we have a third working method for you.
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Method 3: Fix Error 0xc00007b
Sometimes, few software’s are designed in such a manner for security reasons that it can’t normally be run, which means you need to run that app as an administrator.
And if you try to open it like any other normal app, you see 0xc00007b on your screen. So, you can give this method a try to check whether the software/application that you are trying to run needs to run as an administrator or not by following the steps given below.
Step 1: Select the icon of the app that you want to open.
Step 2: Right click on the icon.
Step 3: Navigate to ‘Properties’ -> ‘Compatibility’ tab.
Step 4: Under the ‘Settings’ section, tick in the box where ‘Run the program as an administrator’ is written.
Step 5: Click on ‘OK’.
This was the third working method to solve the Error 0xc00007b. I am sure that one of these three methods must have surely worked for you. Try to share the post to help your friends and families to solve Error in their PC/Laptop.
If you are still unable to fix the error or in case, you are having any doubt in following any particular instruction given in the step, feel free to contact me.
If you know of any other fix for Error 0xc00007b, please do share, I will be happy to update it, so that the other readers facing the issue has another working fix. And don’t forget to tell us which method worked for you.