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Error 0Xc0000076 in Windows 10


The 0xc0000076 error is caused by the absence of a "library" in Windows, usually Visual C++, DirectX or similar.

The error indicates when you try to run a "large" application such as a game or some kind of graphical application. This is because the application will require an item of the library, which is not installed or is not accessible to your system.

The error usually indicates a "0xc0000076" or more often "0xc000007b" error, cited when the application tries to load.

The way to fix this problem is to make sure that you have the right library/dependencies required by the application to run. It has to solve 90% of the problems incorrectly.

Error 0Xc0000076 in Windows 10


The typical error message for error 0xc0000076 is as follows:

The application could not be properly initialized (0xc0000076)

The key to solving this problem is to understand that any application on Windows requires a series of "libraries" or "dependencies" to help it work.

These libraries are stored on the hard disk as DLL files, applications such as DirectX, and "redistributive" packages such as Visual C++. Although Microsoft distributes most of the most popular libraries, there are a number of other companies as well.

The end of the error 0xc0000076 is that your system is not able to load the dependencies required to run the application.

Solution Steps


1. Reinstall Visual C++

Visual C++ is usually the culprit here. This is a collection of programs distributed by Microsoft to help increase the functionality of Windows.

Unfortunately, like many things, Microsoft has overlapped it – making VC++ a third pair fully downloaded and spread across different versions, each of which needs to be downloaded in order to guarantee the required features. .

Unfortunately, it often happens that even if VC++ is installed, it is damaged or corrupted, not allowing applications to play it properly.

So the first step to fix the error 0xc0000076 is to make sure that you have installed the latest versions of the required redistributed VC++ packages...

  • In Windows 7, click "Start" > "Control Panel" > "Add or Remove Programs"
  • In Windows 10, right-click on the "Start" / "Windows" button > select "Programs and Features".
  • In the list that appears, select any version of "Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable", and SIGN READ their number of the year (this is important)
  • Once you have noticed the years, you should right-click on each of the lists and select "Delete"
  • After uninstalling them, restart your PC
  • After restarting, you will have to browse Google and search for the "latest Microsoft+C++ visual packages"
  • For each of the "years" you have previously marked, download and download the appropriate installation.

A quick note on this topic – when downloading a VC++ package, you will be asked if you want the "x64" or "x86" version. This corresponds to the "architecture" of your system.

If you are not sure which version of Windows you have, you should do the following:

  • Press the "Windows" + "R" keys on your keyboard
  • In the "Run" dialog box, press "dxdiag" and press "Enter".
  • When DXDiag appears, look for the "Operating System" list
  • Determine if it's 64-bit or 32-bit – 64-bit is x64 and 32?? bits is x86
  • From there, you need to install the different VC++ packages and then let it work.

2. Update DirectX

Next, you need to update DirectX.

DirectX is an essential part of Windows that allows your system to run 3D graphics and more.

Unfortunately, due to the many games, etc. that place their versions of DirectX files on your system, it often happens that the applications display a large number of errors, etc.


If this is the case, you will want to install "update" on DirectX which should replace any potentially damaged files that may have ...

  • Click on "Google" and search for "Download DirectX" – click on the first link
  • Click on the orange "Download" button
  • Click on "No thanks and continue"
  • Save the file to your hard disk
  • Open the app and click during the process (make sure you don't accept the "Bing Bar" scheme)
  • Let it install the files needed to update DirectX
  • Restart your PC

Once your PC restarts, you need to proceed to the next step.

3. Redémarrez.NET

.NET is similar to the two dependencies above, as it provides a large number of features, files, and settings necessary for Windows to function properly.

Unfortunately, like others, it can be damaged or corrupted. If this is the case, you will want to update it to the latest version, which can be done as follows:

  • In Windows 7, click "Start" > select "Control Panel" > "Add or Remove Programs"
  • In Windows 10, right-click on the "Start" / "Windows" button > select "Programs and Features".
  • In the dialog box that appears, click "Restore or disable Windows features" – Select "NET 3.5" and ".NET 4.6.2" and then click "OK"
  • Let the uninstall process take place and restart your PC
  • After restarting, you'll want to look at Google for "Internet Page Installer"
  • Click on the orange "Download" button and proceed to install the package.

This will replace any .NET frame files that may be damaged or corrupted in the system. This will essentially restore most of your system's dependencies that *may* be damaged.

What's more, you'll also want to make sure that all "registry" errors are cleared on your PC...

4. Delete registry errors

Account errors are caused when the Windows "registry" is corrupted or corrupted.

The registry is a central database that Windows uses to store all the settings and options your system needs to function.

This database is responsible for everything from the desktop wall to the user's avatar. Unfortunately, it can be corrupted or corrupted – preventing your PC from being able to read the settings it needs.


To solve this problem, it is best to clean it with a "registry cleaner":

  • Download a reliable registry cleaner (I only recommend CCleaner in 2018 which is available on "Piriform" – only on Google "CCleaner Download")
  • Install the tool and load it
  • Let it scan your system registry (other parts like junk files don't matter much)
  • After scanning, clean/remove all the issues you found
  • Restart your PC

This not only ensures that you are able to fix any potential problems that your computer may encounter, but also that you can run the programs efficiently.

5. Clean the graphics driver from malware and reinstall

If the above steps don't work, the next step is to reinstall your system's graphics driver (yes, that's a valid cause of the error).

To do this, you will need to download "DDU" (Driver Uninstaller) from Guru3D. This removes **all**** the graphics driver that your system will have installed...

  • Click on the DDU download page: (You will have in Google "DDU Download")
  • Save the file to your system
  • Restart your PC in "Safe Mode"

To do this, there are different ways depending on the version of Windows you are running:

  • In Windows 7, click "Start" > "Restart"
  • When your system restarts, press F8 several times on the keyboard before everything starts to load.
  • This will bring up the "Advanced Boot Options" menu from which you need to select "Safe Mode"
  • In Windows 10, click on the "Start" / "Windows" button (lower left corner)
  • Select the "Power" button – Hold SHIFT, press "Restart"
  • This will bring up the blue screen of "Environmental Recovery".
  • From there, select "Troubleshooting" > "Advanced Options" > "Startup Settings" > "Restart"
  • When the system reboots, it will load the "Advanced Boot Options" screen from which you can select "Safe Mode". From there, you will set the "Safe Mode".
  • You need to click on the DDU app you downloaded and then let it run.
  • You'll want to select "Clean & Reconnect."

This will completely remove the graphics driver, which *should* resolve any remaining errors. Let the system restart in "normal" mode, and then try to load the application again.

Once in "normal" mode, you need to reinstall the graphics driver. In Windows 10, this will usually be done automatically. The downside is that if you have a custom driver, it could cause some kind of conflict, which will be resolved by removing it completely with DDU.

If the above doesn't work, you may have a deeper problem in Windows.

In addition to using a more powerful error cleaning tool, you box benefit from the search for more specific tips. To do this, I would recommend either by seeing a repairer (who will have * exactly * the same recommendations as me), or by searching on the internet.

Topic starter Posted : 14/08/2022 1:52 pm