The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application.

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The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application.

Post by void » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:44 am

Issue

When running the Everything installer you receive the following message:

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application.

Cause

This error is caused by enabling Windows 10 Address space layout randomization (ASLR).

Only the Everything installer is affected (The installed Everything.exe or portable version of Everything is unaffected).

ASLR helps prevent some exploits by randomizing executable memory locations.

ASLR is disabled by default in Windows 10.

Solution

Method 1
Install Everything with the MSI installer.

Method 2

If you wish to keep ASLR on as the default, please add the Everything Setup executable to the exclude list for ASLR:
  • From the Start menu, type in the following:
    defender
  • Click on Windows Defender Security Center.
  • Click the App & Browser control button on the left (second from the bottom)
  • Click Exploit Protection Settings.
  • Click the Program Settings tab.
  • Click Add program to customize.
  • Click Choose exact file path.
  • Select your Everything Setup executable file, for example Everything-1.4.1.895.x64-Setup.exe
  • Scroll down to Force randomization for images (Mandatory ASLR)
  • Check Override system settings.
  • Make sure it is Off.
  • Click Apply.
  • Click Yes for Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device.
Method 3

Install the portable version manually:
  • Download the portable version of Everything
  • Extract Everything.exe to C:\Program Files\Everything.
  • Run Everything.exe
  • Choose Install Everything Service if requested.
  • Choose Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything if requested.
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab on the left.
  • Make sure Store settings and data in %APPDATA%\Everything is checked.
  • Make sure Everything Service is checked.
  • Check Start Everything on system startup (optional).
  • Check Desktop shortcut (optional).
  • Check Start menu shortcuts (optional).
  • Click OK.
  • Click Yes for Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device.
Method 4

Disable ASLR:
  • From the Start menu, type in the following:
    defender
  • Click on Windows Defender Security Center.
  • Click the App & Browser control button on the left (second from the bottom)
  • Click Exploit Protection Settings.
  • Change Force randomization for images (Mandatory ASLR) to: Off by default.
  • Click Yes for Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device.
  • Restart your computer.

Maryenriquez
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Re: The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application.

Post by Maryenriquez » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:45 am

If you are using windows 7 or below version then I would recommend you to Reinstall Microsoft .NET framework to fix application was unable to start correctly error It would be highly recommended to fix this issue as soon as possible.

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