FIX: Microsoft Visual C++ runtime library error in Windows 10

Many Windows users have reported an error involving Microsoft Visual C ++ Runtime Library. When Windows Explorer is launched, a runtime error appeared randomly. This problem is caused by a faulty Visual C++ Runtime Library or certain programss which use the Runtime. In order to fix this error, we’ll run Windows updates, reinstall Visual C++ Runtime, and root out the culprit programs.

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way

How To Fix “Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library” Error in Windows 10

FIX 1. Using Command Prompt

1. Start a Command Prompt as Administrator.

2. In the Command Prompt window, type the following command and press Enter:

bcdedit /set IncreaseUserVA 2800

3. Reboot your computer and confirm if the issue has been fixed.

FIX 2. Reinstall Visual C++ Runtime

1. Press the Windows Key + R and type “appwiz.cpl” in run box. Click OK.

2. Locate the most recent Microsoft Visual C installer/s in the list. Uninstall them.

3. Now click here to download a fresh copy of Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime from here and then install it.

FIX 3. Reinstall applications

Certain programs have been reported to cause Visual C++ to crash Explorer. Reinstalling these applications will resolve the problem. Follow these steps:

1. Press the Windows Key + R and type “appwiz.cpl” in run box. Click OK.

2. Try uninstall the following programs which were recorded to have caused the problem.

  1. AutoCAD
  2. Visual Studio 2013
  3. Bing Desktop

3. Reboot your system.

FIX 4. Reinstall your graphics card driver

If you’re usually presented with the Microsoft Visual C++ runtime library error after a reboot, try to reinstall your graphics card driver.

1. In the Search bar type “device manager“. From the list of results, select Device Manager.

2. Expand the Display adapters section. Right-click your graphics card and click the Uninstall device option from the menu.

3. A confirmation menu will now pop up. Select Delete the driver software for this device and click on Uninstall.

4. Exit the Device Manager window and restart your computer.

Check to see if you still get the Microsoft Visual C++ runtime error. If you do not, you need to update your graphics card driver to the latest version that is compatible with your Windows 10 system version.

Here are the official download links for AMD (ATI), NVIDIA and Intel drivers. Make sure you choose the right options such as OS version, language and architecture etc.

See more: How to Update graphics driver on Windows 10

If none of these solutions fixed your issue, try updating Windows.

Checkout this video to illustrate this guide:

That’s about it.

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