There may be multiple reasons as to why you might receive 0xc00007b error, when trying to run an application or Game on Windows. The error application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b), click OK to close the application, occurs when a 32bit application is trying to interact with 64bit system environment.

The error (0xc000007b) most frequently happens with games like Assassins Creed IV Black Flag ( AC4BFSP.exe ), Battlefield 4 ( bf4.exe ), Call of Duty: Ghosts ( iw6mp64_ship.exe ), The Elder Scrolls Skyrim ( SkyrimLauncher.exe ), Diablo 3 ( Diablo III.exe ), Dirt 3 ( dirt3_game.exe ), Watch Dogs ( Watch_Dogs.exe ), Just Cause 2 Multiplayer ( JcmpLauncher.exe ), Child of Light ( ChildofLight.exe ) and Grand Theft Auto V (GTA5.exe). Here are some solution for this problem, try these solution step by step.

How to Fix (0xc000007b) Error on Windows 7/8.1/10

Solution #1. .NET Framework

In most cases .NET Framework causing error (0xc00007b), download and install latest .NET framework will solve this issue.

Solution #2.  Re-install Application

The application you try to open could be corrupt or some data file is missing, reinstalling the application can fix this problem.

Solution #3. Run as Administrator

Right click on the program shortcut or program .exe file, then click on properties, and on the compatibility tab, check the Run this program as an administrator box and click on ‘OK’.

Solution #4. Reinstall DirectX

To avoid (0xc000007b) error, keep your DirectX up to date. Download and install the latest version of DirectX Runtime Web Installer from official Microsoft’s website.

Solution #5. Replace DLL File

Download the file xinput1_3.dll, and extract it. Navigate to C:\Windows\SysWOW64 , right click inside the folder and choose Paste. If Copy File dialog prompts, choose Copy and Replace.

Solution #6.  Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Packages

First of all remove all Microsoft Visual C++ packages from your computer, open programs and features windows and uninstall everything include “Microsoft Visual C++” in its name and reboot your computer. Download and install all Microsoft Visual C++ from Microsoft official website.

Solution #7. Check Hard Disk for Errors

Application errors may be repaired by performing disk error checking, right click on the drive where your application is installed and choose properties > Tool tab and tap on check now button.

Solution #8. Windows XP Compatibility Mode

Right click on your application, choose Properties > Compatibility tab and select compatibility mode for Windows XP.

Which solution works for you, let us know in the comment box. 

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