How to Handle 0xc00007B Application Error with Photoshop?

A vast number of users have come up with system application error code 0xc00007b while working with Adobe Photoshop tool. What are your views? What could lead you to arrive into such issues that unexpectedly stop Adobe to run in normal mode? Know all necessary things relating to this error by reading further.

Point of Issue: Windows bit error 0xc00007b –the application was unable to start correctly

Shown symptoms

Commonly encountered real-time scenarios of 0xc00007b error with Photoshop:

Scene 1: “Hi there. I updated my OS from Windows 7 to 8.1, after this whenever I open Adobe Photoshop an error message pops out saying that it is not able to start correctly. I use Photoshop tool a lot and this happens very often. How to overcome this? I'm desperately looking for some ways to fix this on my own.”

Scene 2: “I recently upgraded my 32-bit Windows 7 PC to 64-bit. Later when I open Photoshop, it just doesn't listen to open at any cost. It just displays, ‘The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click Ok to close the application.’ What is wrong with it?”

Scene 3: “I try to open Adobe Lightroom 5.3 version on my Windows laptop and at every attempt it shows up that application was not able to start correctly. I'm not a computer savvy, I have no idea to fix this. Somebody please suggest”

This sort of error occurs often times in Photoshop and other Adobe application after running Windows updates or application upgrades.

What is this 0xc00007b error?

It is nothing but a memory address error that is thrown by the system when any program or process has some memory usage conflicts. Which in turn results failure of running software application.

Why this error is likely to occur?

Most of the times it is because the software is attempting to load mismatched file architecture. For example, it's when you are installing 32 bit application on 64 bit environment. At other times it is due to incomplete application installation or corruption during downloads. Windows registry entries might have some damage due to changes in Adobe software. Malicious program can also have impact on deleting Photoshop related files.

Methods to fix 0xc00007b system error

    1. First and foremost, restart the system and run the Photoshop program again and see if it works fine

    2. Reinstall Adobe Photoshop and check it

    3. Run chkdsk/r or /f on command prompt [Goto Start> cmd> type chkdsk> press Enter]

    4. Utilize system restore and undo recent system changes, but need to be cautious about other important system associated changes

    5. Check out this method- You need to download 5 dll files (available over internet)






Then carefully copy and paste in C:\Windows\System 32 folder in a safe mode. In some cases system already contain any of this dll files, it will prompt you to replace files and replacing won't be an issue. Now recheck Adobe for error.

  1. 6. Execute System File Checker- this can solve corruption related issues with your Photoshop application files and can fix 0xc00007b error associated with it.

Go to Start→ type command on the search box (do not press Enter immediately). Hold on Ctrl+Shift and press Enter key. A command window appears, type sfc /scannow and hit Enter button, System File Checker begins to resolving 0xc00007b error and fix system files. This could consume time. But bear some patience.

You are most probable to resolve this 0xc000007b with any of the above troubleshooting techniques. Even after successful results, it is occasionally found that some PSD files in the Photoshop application are not working fine. There could be some damage or other error implications on existing files as because if you have tried some other methods at earlier stages. However, not to worry about the important image files as there is a simple solution for this too.

You can protect your damaged Photoshop files with some well suited PSD File repair utility introduced by Yodot. The repair principle of this tool applies to both Adobe PSD and PDD image file formats. Even though if your Photoshop gets damaged, tool will analyze problems with the file and figure it out in no time. It serves as an optimal corrupt PSD repair solution making Photoshop file repair in a convincing manner. This repair program is built to support files from all your Adobe Photoshop versions- Photoshop 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, CS, CS1, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS6. Moreover this tool smartly runs on both Macintosh and Windows environments.

Simple PSD repair procedure:

Step 1: Launch Yodot PSD Repair utility on your computer

Step 2: Navigate to the PSD/PDD file location on your system

Step 3: Press on Repair button and wait

Step 4: Software fixes specified file and finally you can save it in desired location

Preventive measures:

  • Perform PC scan for malware and other malicious programs
  • Have a disk clean up and remove junk and other temporary files
  • Keep all device drivers of your system up to date
  • Carry out clean OS installations and necessary Windows updates

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