Wget for Windows error: "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b)."


I downloaded the Wget for Windows binary from here: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/wget.htm

I can't execute it without getting the following bizarre error: "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application."

Doesn't matter whether I put it in /Program Files or in /Program Files(x86), doesn't matter whether I run as administrator. Doesn't matter whether I run it from cmd (after creating the environment variable) or just double click the icon.

asked on Super User Sep 24, 2013 by Joey

2 Answers


Also download and unzip "Dependencies" into same folder where you put the wget.exe from


You will then have some lib*.dll files as well as wget.exe in the same folder and it should work fine.

answered on Super User Feb 4, 2015 by Andreas Reiff

Try this method:

  1. Open your command prompt(Click Start then in the Search bar type cmd and the command prompt box will appear).
  2. Once the command prompt box appears type chkdsk C: /R and hit Enter.
  3. Now it will scan and attempt to fix any file errors on your computer.

You can also use your Windows Disc(if you have one) to repair any errors.

answered on Super User Sep 24, 2013 by stderr

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