How to Fix Error Code 0xc000007b in Windows 10

Normally this occur takes place when there is a mix of 32-bit Windows version with 64-bit OS/applications. At times Windows can be restarted to fix the problem. So, just try this as your first method. Here are few other solutions you can try to fix the problem

Install – Windows Updates

Windows Updates patch comes with many issues and 0xc000007b error is another common out of the many errors. This solution is useful for those who have actually disabled their automatic Windows Updates and also not installed the latest updates since a long time.


Press the key combination – Windows key + I and then select – Update & Security.

Click the button – Check for Updates

Now this should let your system detect the missing updates for windows automatically.

In order to complete installation, just restart your system and then check if the error is fixed.

Launch affected app with Administrative privileges

In case you are not able to run a single app because of 0xc000007b error, then try to run the same with administrative privileges.

To do this, right-click the specific app icon, select – Run as Administrator. In case you see the notification that says – “The application was unable to start correctly” along with the error – 0xc000007b, then try to reset your app.

Reset app and resolve the error

In case the app you are trying to open is amongst the default apps of Microsoft, try to reset it

Press – Windows key + I and then select – Apps.

Look for affected application and then click it

Click on the link –Advanced options

Click the button – Reset and next you need to – Reset it again to check the command.

Reinstall app

If the other methods are not helpful then you can re-install the application which is problematic. Follow the step to do that

Press – Windows key + I and now select – Apps.

Locate the app giving problems and click it.

Press the button – Uninstall and once again –Uninstall o proceed with the command.

Now, reboot the PC and then install app via the official website.

Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable

Try re-installing – Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable

Right-click –Windows key and choose – Control Panel.

Open the section – Programs and Features and then erase all Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable items.

Then visit the official website of Microsoft and manually install Visual C++ Redistributable Package.

Reinstall Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

Expand –Control Panel and choose – Programs and Features.

Click – Microsoft .NET items and choose –Uninstall/Change.

Carry out the instructions stated on the screen to uninstall those items successfully.

Lastly, move to website from where you can download – Microsoft .NET Framework and manually reinstall the framework.

Run – CHKDSK scan to check hard drive

Launch – Command Prompt as administrator.

Type – chkdsk /f /r and hit -Enter.

Schedule the scan for further reboot and just restart the computer.

CHKDSK automatically scans the computer and resolve the issues.

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