The error 0xc000007b when launching Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a common error with a range of other games. It indicates that one or more DLL files on your system is missing, corrupt, or outdated. The complete error message appears as, “The application was unable to start correctly (0xc00007b). Click OK to close the application.” Recently, we saw a range of other games with the same error including Watch Dogs, Witcher series, Halo, Far Cry series, and more. Fortunately, we have a range of solutions that resolved the error with those games and it can for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Follow the instructions in the post and you should be able to fix the issue in no time.
Fix Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 0xc000007b Error
The first solutions when you encounter the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 0xc000007b error is to visit the install folder of the game and look for vcredist2015_x64.exe or something similar. Double-click on it and install the program. Try running the game and check if the error still occurs. If it does, follow the below solutions.
Place the Complete DLLs Package Manually
Even though this is the most effective solution to the 0xc000007b error, we suggest you try others first as it involves downloading the DLL files from a third-party website and placing it in the install directory. We do not take responsibility of the genuineness of the files. However, users have tried and there have been no reports of foul play.
In order to perform the fix, you need to Download the file on the link, extract it, and paste all the DLLs where your game’s executable (ACValhalla.exe) is located. In order to go to the location to paste the files, right-click on the desktop shortcut of the game and select “Open file location.”
Install the Latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable
Reinstalling the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable is the solution we recommend, although it can take a while. Most games require the Microsoft package to function. Although, you should download the latest version of the program package, you should also install the previous versions as some games require the old version to function, especially old games. Download the all the below version for x86 and x64 both.
- Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2019
- Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2015
- Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2013
- Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2009
- Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2005
Once you have downloaded the files, install them and try launching the game after a restart, you’re error code 0xc00007b should be fixed.
Run the SFC Command
SFC is a command on Windows that runs through the Command Prompt. It’s great for resolving a range of errors on the OS including missing, corrupt, or overwritten DLL files. In most cases, the command will find any missing DLL. Here are the steps to run the SFC command.
- Press Windows Key + R and type cmd
- Hit the keys Shift + Ctrl + Enter simultaneously
- Type or paste sfc/scannow and hit enter
- Wait for the process to complete and restart the system.
Try running the game and the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Error 0xc00007b will be fixed. If not, try the next solutions.
Some other solutions you can try are running the DISM command and reinstalling DirectX.