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This error code 0xc000007b appears when you try to open an application on Windows. This usually happens after an update from a previous version of Windows and something is wrong with some files or programs.
The error code indicates an invalid image format. In particular, try to launch an application designed to run on a 64-bit operating system. However, your computer runs on 32-bit Windows. The 32-bit application cannot load a 64-bit DLL, so mixing 32-bit with a 64-bit environment is a problem.
The error 0xc000007b also has something to do with the programs installed on your computer such as .NET Framework, Direct X and Microsoft Visual C++. It tends to appear when you try to start graphic games like Far Cry Assassins without updating the.net framework. If the.NET framework does not exist on your computer, you cannot run applications based on it.
How to fix the error code 0xc000007b
Run Directx9 from the root folder
Normally, Directx9 execution files are included in the installation file of most programs. I suggest you check if you are able to find DirectX9 in the root folder of the installation file of this program and try to run it.
Update Windows or reinstall NET Framework to fix the 0xc000007b error.
NET Framework is a framework developed by Microsoft that supports applications that use .Net technologies. A problem in.NET Framework can lead to the error 0xc000007b. It cannot be removed or reinstalled on Windows 8 or 10, but it can be reinstalled on older versions of Windows to solve the problem.
(i) For Windows 8/8.1/10 users:
Step 1: Go to the Control Panel, then to the System and Security option.
Step 2: Then click on Windows Update. Then simply click on Check for updates. Windows will then check all available updates and ask you to install them.
(ii) For users of Windows 7 or older:
Step 1: Go to the Control Panel, then to the Programs and Features option.
Step 2: Click on each item that starts with Microsoft.NET. Then click on Uninstall/Modify and follow the instructions to uninstall these items.
Step 3: Then visit the official Microsoft.NET Framework website and download and reinstall the.NET Framework.
Running the application as an administrator
Try to start the game/application as an administrator. In the Greater Toronto Area, for example, in some cases, this helps to correct the error. Follow the instructions:
- Right-click on the application.exe file;
- Click on the Run as administrator option.
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