Are you trying to play the Genshin Impact either from their own launcher or from Epic games, but getting an error message that the application was unable to start correctly? No worries! you are not alone and many players experience the same problem and most of the time, the answer they found online didn’t fix it. The problem is caused by a missing API from your computer that usually happens when you are using older version of Windows, such us Windows 10 below – this error are unlikely to appear on Windows 11.
In this article, we will show you how to fix it correctly and get Genshin Impact up and running in no time. So let’s get started!
How to Fix The Application was unable to Start Correctly (0xc000007b)
This will be a step-by-step guide on fixing the error, and this should work on other game as well not just Genshin Impact.
Step 1: Reinstall the Visual C++ Redistributable
The installer of this files comes with the game, you need to locate the game folder of Genshin Impact and find the following files:
You need to install both of the files above one at a time. Then, you need to install the latest version, including the 32-bit version. Below are the links to the file:
- VC Redist2015_to_2022 (32-bit): https://aka.ms/vs/17/release/vc_redist.x86.exe
- VC Redist2015_to_2022 (64-bit): https://aka.ms/vs/17/release/vc_redist.x64.exe
Once downloaded, you need to install both of the files one at a time. Then finally, you also need to update your Visual C++ 2013 redistributable package that likely cause the error because of the MFC library having conflicts in OS that are in high-DPI mode. Download the following file both the 32 and 64 bit version.
- Update for Visual C++ 2013 (English – 32-bit): https://aka.ms/highdpimfc2013x86enu
- Update for Visual C++ 2013 (English – 64-bit): https://aka.ms/highdpimfc2013x64enu
Do the same, after the download install both one at a time.
Step 3: Reinstall the DirectX
The final touch is reinstalling the DirectX API, you can download it from the link below – make sure to select your language (English):
Step 4: Restart
Once you installed everything above, the last thing we need to do is to restart your computer. After that, open Genshin Impact and the application should be now up and running.
If you still have problem with the 0xc000007b error, you can leave a comment down below and we will try to troubleshoot it and help you!