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0xc000007b Error Even after factory reset. Massive missing files?

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#1 Ghostlander


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 07:00 AM

Microsoft bounced me back and forth for 3 hours...and couldnt help me at all. I've spent 2 months trying to figure this out. When I launch certain games like Dark Souls 3, Nioh, or Fallout 4, I get an error instead: " The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application."


No amount of Driver updates, c++, .net frameworks or anything helped. I EVEN FACTORY RESET MY COMPUTER. And it's still happening. The weirdest part? These games used to run on my computer just fine. So I'm baffled at every corned. 



I ran a Dependecy Check on two of the games and I got the exact same errors and missing items:



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The system couldnt find a massive amount of DLL files. All having the same "API-MS-WIN-CORE' or "EXT-MS-WIN" beginnings in the titles. 


Please. This is a nightmare. Is there anyone out there with a solid answer? 

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 10:24 AM

Please perform a Clean Boot.  If there is a third party service causing this the clean boot should find it.


Warning:  Disabling items in Services or Startup may leave your anitivius disabled until the process is ended.  For this reason I would suggest that you perform this process off line.

 Press the Windows key OS4o0pO.png and the R key to open Run, then type msconfig in the search box.  This will open System Configuration.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, you should enter the password or provide confirmation.

1. Click/tap on the General tab.   

2. Click/tap on the Selective startup option.

3. Remove the check mark in the Load startup items  check box.


4.  Click on the Services tab.

5.  Place a check mark in the Hide all Microsoft services check box, this will remove the Microsoft Services from the list but will still be running.

6.  Click Disable all, this will remove all of the check marks in the Services list.


7.  Click on Hide all Microsoft services.  Click on Apply then OK  


Click on Restart in the window that opens.

When the computer is restarted it will boot normally.  

If the problem does not continue after the restart please do the following.

8.  Divide the number of these services by two and you place checks in the first half of these, then restart the computer.
9.  If the problem doesn't return in those services remove the checks and place checks in the remaining services and restart the computer.

10.  When you find which half the service is in go on to the next step.  

11. The half which has the service causing this problem remove half of the checks as you did previously to see which half has this service.  Restart the computer.  

12.  If it isn't in the first half of these services, do the same with the last half of the services.

13.  Once you have narrowed it down to the last three or four services remove the checks one at a time till you find the service at fault.

Once you have found the service post it in your topic.  


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