How to fix Application unable to start error 0x000007B?

Issue: Hello, I have run into problems with opening Nero Burning ROM, as it drops an error message adb.exe Application error 0x000007B. This is quite annoying as I used this software for years to burn, rewrite and copy CDs and DVDs. Is there anything that can be done to fix 0x000007B error, please? Help would be much appreciated.

Solved Answer

0x000007B is a runtime error code that can occur due to a variety of reasons. However, more and more users are complaining about the issue, and it mostly arises when they are trying to launch an application, such as a video game Fortnite or Nero Burning ROM. This can be particularly annoying because the error prevents users from using these applications entirely. Nevertheless, we will provide you solutions on how to fix 0x000007B error.

A 0x000007B application error occurs as soon as users click on the app. It states the following:

[program].exe – Application Error

The application was unable to start correctly (0x000007B). Click OK to close the application

The most common 0x000007B error causes include:

  • 64-bit systems trying to run 32-bit files, or vice versa;[1]
  • Outdated, corrupted or missing Microsoft .NET framework;
  • Broken or deleted Windows registry[2] entries;
  • Bugged Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable;
  • Corrupt DLL files;
  • Corrupt Windows system files, etc.

Therefore, to fix 0x000007B error, you will have to try a variety of methods we provide below, especially of the problem lies within Microsoft .NET framework,[3] Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package, or other dependencies. If the issue is not related to compatibility conflict, there might be other reasons for seeing the 0x000007B error.

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Before you start 0x000007B application error manual fixes, we highly recommend you run a PC repair software FortectMac Washing Machine X9. This application is capable of fixing a variety of issues related to Windows operating system files and will save you time when trying to do so. In case you do not wish to proceed with automatic error 0x000007B fix, continue with the steps below.

Fix 1. Choose the correct architecture

Older Windows versions might be using 32-Bit architecture, which means that all the installed apps should use the same. However, if your operating system is using 4 GB RAM or more, it is highly likely that it is running 64-Bit architecture. Therefore, you need to make sure that the installed apps use the correct version in accordance with your system.

When you download an application, it usually consists of two modes x64 and x84. The former represents 64-Bit while the latter serves as 32-Bit. Thus, always pick the correct version when installing a new app.

Fix 2. Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable

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  • Type in Control Panel into Cortana's search box and hit Enter
  • Go to Programs > Uninstall a program
  • Locate all entries that are connected to Visual C++ and uninstall them (right-click and select Uninstall) Reinstall Virtual StudioReinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable
  • Go to the official Microsoft website where you can download all Visual Studio versions

You should download and install the one that is appropriate for the application you are having problems is. For example, if the game was developed in 2016, make sure you download Visual Studio 2015.

Fix 3. Reinstall Microsoft .NET framework

According to Microsoft, .NET Framework is an essential part of Windows OS. Therefore, problems with it might cause various errors, including 0x000007B. Therefore, navigate to the official Microsoft website and download Microsoft .NET Framework 4. Follow the installation instructions carefully.

Fix 4. Reset the problematic application

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  • Right-click on Start button and pick Apps and Features
  • Scroll down to the application you are having problems with
  • Click on it and select Advanced options
  • Scroll down and pick Reset Reset the appTry resetting the application that returns 0x000007B error
  • Click Rest once again when the warning shows
  • Try running the app again and see if 0x000007B pops up

Fix 5. Run Program Compatibility Troubleshooter

  • Right-click on Start button and select Settings
  • Click on Updates & Security
  • On the left pane, click on Troubleshoot
  • Look for Program Compatibility Troubleshooter on the right side
  • Click on Run the troubleshooter Run TroubleshooterRun Program Compatibility Troubleshooter

Fix 6. Install all Windows updates

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  • Right-click on Start button and select Settings
  • Click on Updates & Security
  • In the right pane, click on Check for updates
  • Wait till Windows installs all the required updates
  • Restart your PC

Fix 7. Run the problematic program as administrator

Some programs might only run if you open them with elevated privileges. For that, locate the shortcut of the app, right-click on it and select Run as administrator. When User Account Control shows up, click Yes. Run as administrotorTo run the app as the administrator, right click on it and choose the option

Fix 8. Reinstall the affected application

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  • Right-click on the Start button and choose Apps and Features
  • Scroll down to locate the app that causes 0x000007B application error
  • Select Uninstall Reinstall the appTry reinstalling the application that returns 0x000007B error
  • Reboot your PC and reinstall the application

Fix 9. Fix 0x000007B application error by running System File Checker scan

To run SFC scan, follow these steps:

  • In Cortana's search box, type in cmd or Command Prompt
  • Right-click on the search results and select Run as administrator
  • When the new window opens, type in sfc /scannow and hit Enter Run SFC scanRun System File Checker to repair system errors
  • Wait till Windows performs the scan (it will inform you if any issues were found – they will also be repaired automatically)

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