How to Fix Application Error (0xc000007b) in GTA V

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It’s been a good day since you get the super popular game Grand Theft Auto V from Epic Mystery Game giveaway, you waited for long hours to download the 90GB installation files and you’ve finally installed it on your system. You’re too excited, and when you try to start the game and boom, an error pop ups that says “PlayGTAV.exe – Application Error, The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application”. It’s frustrating right?

You’ve then search in the internet for solution on how to fix this error but to no avail you cannot find any.

Install Rockstar Games Launcher

The first common fix for this error is by installing the Rockstar Games Launcher which basically contains all of the required files for their games.

You can download it at

After installation, try playing the game again. If didn’t fix, proceed on other steps below.

MSVCP100.dll is Missing

There are many ways to fix this error. But will laid out the most common issue for this, this is about the Microsoft Visual C++ module is missing in your system, specifically the MSVCP100.dll. It can be fix by reinstalling these missing files.

You can install this module at the following:

Download and install the program. After try starting Grand Theft Auto V again if it fixes the error.


In case the above fixes didn’t solve the problem. There are ways to troubleshoot it and look for other missing files. This is by using the Dependency Walker that runs on Windows 8 and below OS.

Download it at

Then start the program, then File > Open > Find the GTAV.exe > Open it.

This will load the program at Dependency Walker and will show the error at the bottom of the page, linking the missing files.

That’s it!

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  • Mr Scala June 12, 2020 10:30 am

    Error: At least one required implicit or forwarded dependency was not found.
    Error: At least one module has an unresolved import due to a missing export function in an implicitly dependent module.
    Error: Modules with different CPU types were found.
    Warning: At least one delay-load dependency module was not found.
    Warning: At least one module has an unresolved import due to a missing export function in a delay-load dependent module.

    • chris August 8, 2020 6:57 pm

      I got the same options after I run the dependency program, Did you find the solution after all this time? let me know please.

  • Nicolas February 20, 2022 12:47 pm

    hey its not working i downloaded it from epic games installer rock star launcher linked lounchers reinstalled all programs (directX,C++,Network) but it still wont work and its with every game like that please help!!!

  • mohamed March 7, 2022 3:03 pm

    hey its not working for me


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