How to Fix Application Error 0xc000007b

This blog post will go over a simple way to fix application error 0xc000007b.

This is an issue that many people have come across and it can be quite frustrating.

Luckily, this article will explain what the issue is and how you can solve it yourself! 

Don’t worry if your computer crashes or freezes up while reading this-it’s nothing to do with the solution at hand!

This error can appear in various games and applications, but it is most common with Windows games.

Why Application Error Occurs

The reason this error appears is that you do not have enough access privileges to run the program!

An administrator account is required. This means that either an error occurred while starting up or your account does not meet the necessary criteria to use it.

There are several different reasons why this may occur…

Your account has been disabled in some way by a virus-protection system such as Avast! Or perhaps you’ve tried to start it up before?

You are not logged in as an administrator account. Remember, you need your Windows password to log in to an administrator account! If you can’t remember it for some reason, reset it here.

You are trying to start up a 32-bit program using a 64-bit account. Unfortunately, this is not allowed

Any of these reasons could be the cause of your problem!

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Fix Application Error 0xc000007b

Step 1. Login As Administrator

This step is to log in as an administrator. The quickest way to do this is by pressing Windows+X at the same time, and selecting “Command Prompt (Admin)”.

If you are unable to do so, press the Windows key on your keyboard, then type in cmd. Double click Command Prompt under programs that come up.

Step 2. Look For Error Code

Type in the following into the command prompt window that pops up:

SFC /SCANNOW   This will look for any kind of error code on your system. If there are any errors found, windows will automatically attempt to fix them and shouldn’t appear again.

Step 3. Update Windows And Drivers

This step is simply to ensure you have the latest versions of everything! It’s always best to do this before anything else just in case.

You can do this by going into settings -> updates and security -> windows update and clicking “check now” if an update isn’t already downloading, or visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 to download a fresh version of windows!

Step 4. Reboot Computer

After doing all the steps above, reboot your computer and attempt to launch the program once more.

In most cases, this should fix your issue! Again, please let me know if it works or not in a comment below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I check if my account is an administrator?

A. You can either right click your windows icon and select “Computer Management” or just type it into the search bar in the bottom left-hand side of your screen and double click on it.
If you do not see any Administrator accounts listed, then ensure that you’re logged in and try again!

Why does this error keep appearing?

A. Unfortunately, there are many reasons why this might be happening to you so it isn’t always easy to find out!
Generally, this happens when a program is giving you issues with running correctly because something is wrong with it. A virus could also be the cause of 0xc000007b appearing as well as some hardware issues.
There are several things you can do to attempt to fix this, such as updating your graphics card drivers, uninstalling and reinstalling the program or even attempting to install it on a different computer. You may also need to contact the developer of the program you’re trying to run and find out what issue is occurring.

How does an administrator account look? What information should it have?

A. Just like any regular account, with the exception that it will say Administrator under Account Type:
You can also rename this if you wish by clicking Rename and giving it a new name:
When logging in as an administrator, your Windows username and password must both match those used for an administrator account. They must match the password you used to set the account originally. If they don’t, you’ll need to reset your password before logging in as an administrator.

Why is this program giving me an error like 0xc000007b when it worked on my other computer?

Unfortunately, there are many reasons why this might be happening to you so it isn’t always easy to find out!
Generally, this happens when a program is giving you issues with running correctly because something is wrong with it.
You may need to contact the developer of the program you’re trying to run and find out what issue is occurring.

Is there any way to fix 0xc000007b without reinstalling Windows 10?

There are several things that could be causing this problem for you which makes identifying the cause difficult. If none of the above work then yes, unfortunately, you’ll need to reinstall Windows 10.

I tried everything and this is still appearing, what should I do?

Unfortunately, we cannot help you further if nothing here has worked. If it concerns you, you could try resetting your computer back to a time where the program was working, or to factory settings in general (but make sure you backup important files before doing so).
You may also want to contact Microsoft for assistance instead. That said, please leave a comment below with any troubleshooting steps that might fix the problem and I’d be more than happy to assist!

If none of these methods has worked then unfortunately there’s not much else left for me to say but good luck!

Conclusion

This concludes my article on fixing application error 0xc000007b.

I hope this helped you out! If this didn’t work, feel free to reply below and I will try and help as best as I can. Good luck! 

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