Here is how to fix Error Code 0xC000007B STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_FORMAT on a Windows computer

The error code 0xc000007b means INVALID_IMAGE_FORMAT in NTStatus.h which indicates that some files were corrupted.

0xC000007B | STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_FORMAT | {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.
If you get this error message:

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application.

We suggest you restart your PC and then, right-click on the application exe file and select Run as Administrator.

You could also try some of these solutions suggested at MSDN.

  1. Install qualified drivers
  2. Update DirectX / Download and install DirectX Redist (March 2009) from here.
  3. Install the Microsoft DirectX End-User Runtime
  4. Install or update .NET framework.