Windows Error 0xc00007b Fix

Windows Error 0xc00007b “The application was unable to start correctly” Fix

The following guide is designed to help users fix Error 0xc00007b “The application was unable to start correctly” and works for all the latest Windows versions.


Error 0xc00007b is among the most common errors you can encounter as a Windows user and is exactly why we have created the below guide. We cannot exactly pinpoint the exact reason why you specifically are seeing this error, as there are several possible causes for it. The most common of these causes is due to a 32-bit app attempting to run in a 64-bit system.  However, the instructions below are sure to get this issue solved for you, regardless of the exact reason behind the error message. If you find that our fixes aren’t doing the trick for you, please leave us a comment in the comment section below stating the problems you came across when trying to implement the steps provided in the instructions. Your feedback is always appreciated, as we are constantly working on improving our guides and offering the best possible solutions to our readers.

How To Solve Error 0xc00007b “The application was unable to start correctly”

Option 1:

  1. In either My Computer or Windows Explorer go to C: -> Windows -> System 32
  2. Locate all .dll files that start with xinput1_ (such as xinput1_1.dll, xinput1_2.dll, etc.) Right-click and delete all of them.
  3. After this you will need to installed DirectX again, which you can do by clicking here. Simply choose your language from the dropdown menu and click Download.                                  2
  4. Run the setup of DirectX and restart your computer, once the installation process is complete. If Error 0xc00007b still persists, please move on to Option 2.

Option 2:

The error could be the result of a faulty .net framework, which you can easily fix by simply installing the framework anew. Visit Microsoft’s official webpage to find the latest .net framework and download it from there or just use the link provided here. After installing the necessary .net framework, please reboot your PC. The error should be gone after this.

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