Fix 0xc000007b or 0xc00007b in Windows 10 with DLL files

Most probably you have received the error code 0xc000007b in Windows 10 while playing a game. The main cause is that some DLL files might be missing or corrupt. Instead of reinstalling your Windows 10, if you can replace the correct DLL file, your problem will be resolved.

The error code  0xc000007b will stop software applications from starting properly. It may slow down the start-up. You may be waiting for the error to go away. Games are also affected by this kind of error code.

Several solutions are proposed by Microsoft forum experts, but don’t work perfectly. If you can find the right DLL file causing the error, it is simple to find that file and upload to the immediate directory of the executable.

fix 0xc000007b error
0xc000007b error code causing startup application fail

Another problem is using the 64bit version of the game or application on the 32bit version Windows 10. You have to use the right architecture version of the software. Always use 32bit programs on 32bit OS and 64bit programs on 64bit OS.

In this solution guide, we are going to see how to fix 0xc00000 7b in Windows 10 with simple file replacement.

Games affected by Error Code 0xc000007b

  • Assassins Creed IV Black Flag ( AC4BFSP.exe )
  • The Elder Scrolls Skyrim ( SkyrimLauncher.exe )
  • Battlefield 4 ( bf4.exe )
  • Dirt 3 ( dirt3_game.exe )
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts ( iw6mp64_ship.exe )
  • Diablo 3 ( Diablo III.exe )
  • Watch Dogs ( Watch_Dogs.exe )
  • Just Cause 2 Multiplayer ( JcmpLauncher.exe )
  • Child of Light ( ChildofLight.exe )

Best Solution

As per a user of Microsoft forum (deekshant_w), this solution worked for many.

0xc000007b error fix
  1. Download xinput1_3.dll – 32 bit zip file from any reliable source. Backup original version. Extract the compressed file.
  2. Replace the file in C:\Windows\SysWOW64 with the new one.
  3. Use the 32 bit version of DLL, even though your computer is 32bit or 64bit.
  4. Dependency checker can also be used to find the missing dll files.
  5. Replace with 32bit version files. Otherwise, try with 64bit files.
  6. Download msvcr110.dll – 64 bit. Extract the zip and paste into the immediate directory.
  7. If the 64bit doesn’t work then try with the 32bit version.
  8. Update with the latest DLL versions. Otherwise with the DLL version that suits your Windows version.
xinput1_3 dll file error
Fix 0xc000007b error by replacing with xinput1_3.dll file

Other Solutions for Fixing Error Code 0xc000007b.

  1. Install the latest updates of the game or application.
  2. Update your Windows 10 OS.
  3. Install Direct X and update it.
  4. Uninstall and Install third-party applications conflicting with your program.
  5. Use SFC scanner to find system file corruption and replace files.
  6. Find the corrupt DLL file for your EXE and replace it.
  7. Reinstall Microsoft .NET framework.
  8. Update the GPU or graphics card driver.
  9. Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ package files.


The startup application error can be very hard to decipher. As the program doesn’t start, you try to install a new executable facing the same error code several times. The corruption is in the Windows 10 DLL files installed by the game or application.

Let me know if the above best solution for error code worked for you or not in the comments.

Sridhar Palla

Sridhar Palla

Palla Sridhar is the writer for He is an IIT post-graduate and Research Scholar in Civil Engineering. His primary focus is to write comprehensive how-tos and solutions guides for Windows 10, Skype, Outlook, HDMI, Redmi, Facebook, Google and LinkedIn.

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