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The Application Was Unable to Start Correctly on Windows 10 - MiniTool Solution

This post shows you what error 0xc000007b is and introduces different solutions to the issue the application was unable to start correctly. In addition, this post introduces how to keep your data safe with MiniTool ShadowMaker.

Error 0xc000007b

Error 0xc000007b is one of the most annoying Windows errors that users have to face these days while accessing some application (including games like Fifa, GTA 5, Max Payne 3, Battlefield, Far Cry, Assassins Creed, Call of Duty and many other games and applications which are pretty popular among the people).


As a matter of fact, there are many reasons leading to the problem the application was unable to start correctly. For example, when you are not running the software as an administrator, you may receive the 0xc000007b error Windows 10. Or some other programs installed on your computer may also give rise to the error 0xc000007b.

But don’t worry. You have come to the right place. There are different methods that you can use to solve the problem the application was unable to start correctly no matter what the reason is.

Methods to 0xc000007b Error on Windows 10 Solution 2. Reinstall the Application

If the first method is not effective, you can go to the second one. In general, the second method is very effective for many computer users. Thus, you can also have a try. Uninstall the software completely and reinstall it.

Note: In order to avoid data loss, you had better back up all important files before uninstalling the program.

Step 1: To uninstall the program, you can go to the Control Panel and choose the Programs and Features

Step 2: Then select the program and right-click it. Then choose Uninstall to go on.

After uninstalling the program, reinstall the software and try to check whether the error 0xc000007b is solved.

Solution 2. Update Windows 10

As to how to fix 0xc000007b error, you can also choose to update Windows 10 since updating can fix some bugs. However, updating Windows 10 may lead to data loss, thus it is recommended to back up the key files and folders before updating so as to keep data safe.

Back up Files and Folders

To backup files and folders, MiniTool ShadowMaker has been the first choice of many computer users. MiniTool ShadowMaker is Windows backup software that can handle various backup matters with its multiple powerful features, such as Windows backup, files and folder backup, disk and partition backup and so on.

Besides backup features, MiniTool ShadowMaker plays an essential role when Windows 10 backup not working. In addition, it offers automatic backup services to protect your computer well.

Thus, to back up key files, you need to download MiniTool ShadowMaker Trial Edition now, which can be used without any fees within 30 days.

The specific operations to back up files by using MiniTool ShadowMaker are as follows.

Step 1: Install the free backup software and launch it. Then click Keep Trial to continue. Then click Connect in This Computer to enter its main interface.


Step 2: Go to Backup tab and click Source tab to choose what you want to back up. Here, for backing up key files, you can choose Folders and Files. Then click Destination tab to choose a destination path to store the backup image.



Step 3: After having successfully chosen the source and destination, you can click Back up Now to perform this action immediately.


After you have successfully backed up the key files and data, you can go on to update Windows 10.

Update Windows 10

Step 1: Press Windows and keys together to launch the Settings. Then choose Update & Security to go on to the next window.

Step 2: Then click Check for updates and let Windows check for any update available now.


Step 3: Install all the updates and restart your computer to check whether the issue the application was unable to start correctly is successfully solved.

Solution 7. Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages

As to how to fix 0xc000007b error, we have introduced 6 methods. Now, we will show you the last 0xc000007b error fix Windows 10, which is reinstalling Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages.

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages are very essential to run various programs. If they are not well installed, you may receive all kinds of error messages including the error 0xc000007b when you are running the program. So you can have a try to fix the error 0xc000007b.

Step 1: Type Control Panel in the search box of Windows 10 and select it. Then choose Programs and Features in the popup window.

Step 2: Find out all Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages and uninstall them from your computer.


Step 3: Go to Microsoft to download and reinstall Visual C++ Redistributable Packages.

When you have finished all steps, you can restart the computer to check whether the application was unable to start correctly issue has been solved.

Useful Suggestion

If you find that your data and files are lost when you encounter the issue the application was unable to start correctly, don’ worry, MiniTool Power Data Recovery can help you. MiniTool Power Data recovery is a piece of professional free recovery software which can recover files from various types of data loss, such as mistaken deletion, virus attack, partition loss and so on.

As read-only software, it would not bring any damage to your original data. So if you have lost data or if you are not sure whether you have lost data, you can download the MiniTool Power Data Recovery Trial from the following button to scan.

Reasons behind the Windows error code 0xc000007b

The error code means an invalid image format. Specifically, you are attempting to start an application which is designed to run on 64-bit operating system. But your computer is running 32-bit Windows. The 32 bit application cannot load a 64 bit dll, thus the mixing up 32 bit with 64 bit environment brings about problem.

0xc000007b error is also has something to do with programs installed on your computer such as .NET Framework, Direct X and Microsoft Visual C++. It tends to appear when you try to launch high graphic games like Far Cry Assassins without updating to .net Framework. When .NET framework is absent from your computer, you'll not be able to run apps build on it.

It is also possible to get this error when you are installing Windows 10, 8, 8.1, or 7.

There are chances of getting this 0xc000007b error while you are not running the software as administrator.

Windows fails to process certain file or required settings to run the application and then the software can't start correctly.

This error also can be caused by problematic software with corrupted files, virus infections, registry errors, etc.

Apart from the ways mentioned, there are more methods that appilicable to sovle the error.

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