Win7 , Win10 & the "unable to start (0xc000007b) error code

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  1. DJ Megadope

    DJ Megadope Newbie

    Oct 29, 2017
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    Hello friends,

    So i've been racking my brain the last few months and i'm hoping you guys might be able to lend me some insight and experienced opinion.

    I did a fresh reformat and reinstall of Win7 a few months back and lost the ability to use KONTAKT.
    It worked fine before but now I get the "unable to start correctly (0xc000007b)" error code.

    This same error code pops up with all 2017-2018 Adobe programs as well ...

    Its frustrating the hell out of me ...

    The suggested "FIX" is to install AS MANY "Microsoft Visual C++ 20xx Redistributable" packages as possible.
    I have 21 different VC packages installed ranging from 2005 up to 2017 ... its crazy. I also have the latest microsoft .NET frame work installed (4.7.1).

    And I still get these errors ...

    I read somewhere that Win10 has a majority of these VC++ Redist package already installed in the OS.

    SO MY QUESTION is ...

    Have you upgraded to Win10 and if so has it caused any problems with old plug-ins or fixed any problems? Is it safe and stable for audio production ?

    ~ djmd
  3. Daskeladden

    Daskeladden Platinum Record

    Jan 7, 2018
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    32 or 64 bit windows? This error is usually related to this

    By the way here are something to try fix it:
    Solution 1
    In most cases it's .NET framework causing issues. This can easily fixed by re-installing latest .NET framework from

    Solution 2
    Re-install the application that you are trying to run. It sounds simple but the application data files could be corrupt or missing. This could be caused by a installation that did not complete successfully or by a virus.

    Solution 3
    Running the application as an administrator could fix this error. Right click on the program shortcut or program .exe file, then click on Properties, and on the Compatibility tab. Check the Run this program as an administrator box, and click on OK

    Solution 4
    Restart your computer as some applications require restart after installation to function properly.

    Solution 5
    Run Windows update as it can provide application fixes and updates. Furthermore it installs missing drivers and updates the outdated ones like graphic card drivers. Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 users need to search for "windows update". select all important and optional updates and click on the "install updates" button. If you use Windows XP navigate navigate to Windows Update by choosing Start > All Programs > Windows Update. When the scan is complete,Click the Review and Install Updates link. Finally press the "install now" button.

    Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1

    Windows XP

    Solution 6
    manually update the application if possible.

    Solution 7
    re-install Microsoft Visual C++ from [x32 link] or [x64 link]

    Solution 8
    re-install DirectX

    Solution 9
    Many times hard disk problems can be repaired using the chkdsk command. If you are using windows 7 press the start button in bottom left corner of your screen. If you are using windows 8 / 8.1 press the windows key .Search for "cmd" and Right click it and select "Run as administrator". Windows XP users Click on start > run. In the Run box, type in "cmd" in the box.
    Windows 7:

    Windows 8 / 8.1

    Windows XP

    A CMD window should appear. In that window you can just type it as you see "chkdsk c: /f /r". If you have more then one drive or partition, you will need to tell it the disk (chkdsk d: /f /r).
    If it is the primary windows disk c: it will ask you to schedule it for next boot. When you restart, it will do a chkdsk for you before even getting to the login screen.

    Solution 10
    This solution only works for a 64-bit system. It requires replacing files is system32 directory so be careful. Only attempt this solution if you are confident and if other solutions have failed. When Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package is not properly configured it may cause 0xc00007b error. Firstly download the zip file and decompress it. Reboot in safe mode and go to C:\Windows\System32. copy all files included in the zip package (mfc100.dll, mfc100u.dll, msvcr100.dll, msvcp100.dll and msvcr100_clr0400.dll) to C:\Windows\System32 replacing the current ones. After that reboot in normal mode.
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    bluerover Audiosexual

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  5. AudioDesigner

    AudioDesigner Ultrasonic

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  6. AudioDesigner

    AudioDesigner Ultrasonic

    Mar 18, 2015
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    Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB 1607 Gen2 is the best version for Audio DAW,
    W7 was once good but it don't meet the standards out of the box.