How to resolve 0xc000007b error opening Adobe After Effects?


I have installed Adobe CS6 on Windows 8 and get the error "0xc000007b" every time I open open Adobe After Effects. All other Adobe software, including Photoshop and Premiere Pro, work perfectly. I have looked online extensively but have not found any solutions.

What can I try/do to resolve this error?

  • OS: Windows 8 (64 bit)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3110M 2,40GHz
  • RAM: 6GB DD3
  • FX: AMD Radeon HD 7670M

When I open Adobe After Effects CS6 with Dependency Walker, this message appears:

Error: At least one module has an unresolved import due to a missing export function in an implicitly dependent module.

Error: Modules with different CPU types were found.

Warning: At least one module has an unresolved import due to a missing export function in a delay-load dependent module."

What can I do to resolve this error?

asked on Super User May 17, 2013 by user225170 • edited Jun 12, 2020 by Community

1 Answer


This error means, that the program tries to load a DLL with the wrong CPU architecture (32/64Bit).

C:\Users\André>err 0xc000007b
# for hex 0xc000007b / decimal -1073741701
  STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_FORMAT                                    ntstatus.h
# {Bad Image}
# %hs is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains
# an error. Try installing the program again using the
# original installation media or contact your system
# administrator or the software vendor for support.

Use Depends.exe to analyze the Adobe After Effects start and look which DLL is causing it.

Use the Profiling feature (F7)

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click ok to start the profiling:

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After the error occured you should see the failing DLL in red:

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answered on Super User May 18, 2013 by magicandre1981

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