- The so-called runtime errors occur during program execution, and they can appear at any time.
- If you're suddenly presented with the Microsoft Visual C++ runtime library error after a reboot, try to remove your graphics card driver or reinstall Windows 10.
- This page contains further recommendations on what to do if getting system errors.
- If you experience similar issues, you’ll find a solution in our dedicated Windows 10 Errors Hub.
4. Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables
To fix Microsoft Visual C++ runtime error, you just have to reinstall your Visual C++ Redistributables. To do that, follow these steps:
- Press Windows Key + S and enter the control panel. Select Control Panel from the list.
- When Control Panel starts, navigate to Programs and Features.
- Once the Programs and Features window opens, locate Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable and double click it to remove it.
Once you remove all Redistributables, you have to download them from Microsoft’s website. Keep in mind that you’ll have to install all available Redistributables in order to fix this problem.
If you don’t want to uninstall and download all Redistributables, you can choose to repair your installation. To do that, follow these steps:
- Follow the steps from above and open Programs and Features.
- Now select the Redistributable you want to repair and click on Change.
- When the Setup window appears, click on the Repair button and follow the instructions on the screen to complete the repair process.
Keep in mind that not all Redistributables support repair. If the Change option from step 2 isn’t available, your only option is to remove the selected Redistributable.
This might be a bit tedious solution, but many users reported that reinstalling Visual C++ Redistributables fixed the problem for them, so be sure to try it.
5. Create a new user account
If you’re still getting Microsoft Visual C++ runtime library error, you might be able to fix the problem simply by creating a new user account. To do that, follow these simple steps:
- Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app and go to Accounts.
- Navigate to Family & other people in the left pane. In the right pane, click on Add someone else to this PC.
- Click on I don’t have this person’s sign-in information.
- Now click on Add a user without a Microsoft account.
- Enter the desired name for a new account and click on Next.
If you’re having trouble opening the Setting app, take a look at this article to solve the issue.
After creating a new account, you need to sign out from your current account and switch to a new one. If the problem doesn’t appear, it means that your old account is corrupted.
To fix the problem, move your personal files to a new account and use it instead of your old account.
6. Turn off the Compatibility mode
Compatibility mode is a useful feature that allows you to run old applications on your PC. However, this feature can sometimes cause Microsoft Visual C++ runtime error to appear.
To fix the problem, you need to disable Compatibility Mode by doing the following:
- Locate the application that is giving you this error, right-click it and choose Properties from the menu.
- Go to the Compatibility tab and make sure that Run this program in compatibility mode for isn’t enabled. Now click on Apply and OK to save changes.
After doing that, try to run the application again and the error message shouldn’t appear.
7. Reinstall the problematic application
If you’re getting Microsoft Visual C++ error while trying to run a specific app, you might want to try reinstalling that application. Sometimes your files can get corrupted, and that can cause this error to appear.
To fix the problem, simply reinstall the application that is giving you this problem and check if that helps. To ensure that the problem doesn’t reappear, be sure to download and install the latest version.
You are done, the steps above will fix your Microsoft Visual C++ runtime library error in the shortest time possible.
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Frequently Asked Questions
This is an error caused by a conflict between the operating system and the video card driver. There’s also a chance that the Visual C++ feature is broken or corrupt.
Runtime errors often occur due to performing illegal operations, while syntax errors are a clue that you are not using proper syntax in coding.
Most of the time, runtime errors in C++ are caused by poor programming practices. The program simply cannot handle the data it has been received.
To prevent runtime errors, try to have better install an uninstall habit when it comes to using your PC, otherwise things can escalate to more serious issues such as BSoDs.