I received the error "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b)" after attempting to run my exe file of my C++ SFML 32-bit program I built in Visual Studio 2012. I statically linked the SFML dlls in my project, but incorporated the following dlls along with my program:
libsndfile-1.dll openal32.dll msvcp110.dll msvcp110d.dll msvcr110.dll msvcr110d.dll
What is the problem?
The actual error code that you encountered is
0xC000007B. That is the NTSTATUS error code
STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_FORMAT. That error arises, almost invariably, because the application is 32 bit and attempted to load a 64 bit module, or vice versa. In your case, you state that your application is 32 bit, so it seems that it is attempting to link to a 64 bit DLL. Use a tool like Dependency Walker to diagnose the module which has the wrong bitness.
I don't understand why you are distributing both release and debug versions of the MSVC runtime. You only need one, and that one should be the release versions. The files that end
d are the debug versions. You are not permitted to redistribute them.
0xC000007B can also result if you run an application that has erroneously been statically linked with a .lib file that is an import library corresponding to a .dll (as opposed to a .lib file that is a static library). If you want to know more about the differences between a static library and an import library, see Why are LIB files beasts of such a duplicitous nature?
I was also facing the same problem yesterday. Then I installed the Redistributable setup for VS i.e. vc_redist.x86 for 32-bit machine, after that application start running. You can use either 32-bits or 64-bits setup according your machine.
May it'll help you. Thanks
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