7 Ways to Fix Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Error

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The Microsoft Visual C++ runtime library error randomly appeared on your screen. You get a notification like: “This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it unusually. Please contact the application support team for more information.”
General reasons for this include:

1. A problem between a video card and operating system.

2. Two incompatible software.

3. The issue with the startup program.

4. Some runtime components of Visual C++ are missing.

How to Fix Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Error

This article provides you specific ways which will help you tackle this error. Read on.

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Method 1: Update Display Drivers

1. At First, press the Windows + X keys simultaneously. A menu will open on the screen. Then find and click on Device Manager. It will open the Device Manager.

Device Manager
Device Manager

2. Afterward, find the category Display Adapters. Then click on the arrow next to it. It will expand the category.

Expand Display Adapters
Expand Display Adapters

3. Afterward, right click on the graphics card name which you are using. Then select Update Driver Software.

Update Driver Software
Update Driver Software

4. The system will ask you how you want to search for the driver software. Then select the option Search automatically for updated driver software

Search Automatically for Updated Driver
Search Automatically for Updated Driver

5. Soon the message box may show that you already have the best drivers installed on your system. Then, click on Search for updated drivers on Windows Update option. Then select Check for Updates.

6. Now if the search tool finds any new drivers, install them in your system.

Check if the Visual C++ runtime error still exists.

Method 2: Repairing Visual C++ Runtime

1. At First, click on the Start menu button. It will open the search box. Type into the box: Control Panel. Select the matching result. It will open the Control Panel.

Type Control Panel
Type Control Panel

2. Then go to Programs -> Programs and Features. Uninstall all the Microsoft Visual C++ runtime versions. Ignore the 2010 and 2012 ones.

uninstall visual c++
uninstall visual c++

3. Then find the Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime 2012 version. Select it. Afterward, click Change or Uninstall/Repair. Then select the Repair option. The program will automatically get repaired.

4. Afterward, the system will ask you to restart. Allow it to happen.

Check that after reboot the Visual C++ runtime library error still shows.

Method 3: Reinstalling Visual C++ Runtime

1. At First, click on the Start menu button. This will open the search box. Type into the box: Control Panel. Then select the matching result. It will open the Control Panel.

2. Afterward, go to Programs -> Programs and Features.

Programs and Features
Programs and Features

3. Then uninstall all the Microsoft Visual C++ programs. Do this one at a time. Then Select one and click Uninstall. The uninstaller will give all the steps following that.

4. Keep repeating these steps until all the versions are gone.

5. Finally, you can download all the removed packages from this official page of Microsoft. The Visual C++ runtime library error should not occur after this.

visual c++ downloads
visual c++ downloads

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Method 4: Run the Diagnostics tool

1. At First, press the Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys simultaneously. It will open the Windows Task Manager. Alternatively, you can right-click on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen. You will get an option to open Task Manager.

2. Then go to the Process tab.

3. Find Windows Explorer (explorer.exe). Then right-click on it, and select End Task.

end explorer.exe
end explorer.exe

4. Afterward, press the Windows and R keys together. It will open the Run dialog box. Then type in MdSched and hit Enter.

5. Then choose Restart now and check for problems option.

6. The wizard will provide all the next instructions to be followed. It will help you check and fix all the memory related problems.

Method 5: Uninstalling all the problematic programs

1. At First, click on the Start menu button. It will open the search box. Type into the box: Control Panel. Then select the matching result. It will open the Control Panel.

Type Control Panel
Type Control Panel

2. Then go to Programs -> Programs and Features.

Programs & Features
Programs & Features

3. Then within the list of Programs and Features, find and uninstall these: Visual Studio, Bing Desktop and AutoCAD.

4. Finally, you are done with it, restart your PC. Soon you may solve your Visual C++ runtime library error.

Method 6: Reinstalling Display Driver

1. At First, press the Windows and X keys simultaneously. A menu will open on the screen. Then find and click on Device Manager. It will open the Device Manager.

Device Manager
Device Manager

2. Afterward, find the category Display Adapters. Then click on the arrow next to it. It will expand the category.

Expand Display Adapters
Expand Display Adapters

3. Then go to the Driver tab. Click Roll Back Driver one time. After you perform each rollback, check if the Visual C++ runtime library error occurs.

Roll-Back Driver
Roll-Back Driver

4. If the issue persists, reinstall the driver from the official link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads

5. Afterward, disable automatic driver updates by following these steps:

6. Then press the Windows and R keys together. It will open the Run dialog box. Type in regedit and hit Enter.

Type regedit
Type regedit

7. Within the registry editor, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> DriverSearching.

8. On the right side, you will see SearchOrderConfig key. Then double-click on it. Finally, switch the value data from 1 to 0. Click OK. The restart your PC. Hope this will resolve Microsoft Visual c++ Runtime Error.

Method 7: Perform a clean boot

1. At First, press the Windows and R keys together. This will open the Run dialog box. Type in msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig
msconfig

2. The System Configuration window opens. Then go to the Services tab. Click the Disable all button at the bottom right corner.

3. Then in this same window, check the box for Hiding all Microsoft services.

disable all services
disable all services

4. Afterward, go to the General tab. Then Uncheck the box for Load startup items.

5. Then hit Apply -> OK.

uncheck load startup items
uncheck load startup items

6. Finally, restart your system. If the Visual C++ runtime library error does not exist, repeat similar procedure to boot into normal mode. Then keep disabling applications one by one. Locate the app that is causing the error. When you find it, reinstall or update the device driver and follow the above methods.

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These were all methods to counter the Visual C++ runtime library error. Hopefully, either works for you.

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