0xC00007B errors are caused by Windows not having access to a required dependency to run an application.
The error is indicative of either a system error, or some other problem with the files of Windows.
In regards Fortnite, and how the system may show the error when you attempt to load the game, the answer is to ensure that you have the required dependencies correctly installed – and accessible – on your system.
Whilst this is quite a difficult process, the underlying reality is that it’s a common problem for Windows to suffer from dependency issues; the solution is to ensure everything is working with the game.
As mentioned, the 0xC00007B error indicates that your system needs a particular file to run an application, but doesn’t have it.
The error is not specific to Fortnite; it can show for a variety of applications, and is a Windows error.
It will typically show with the following message:
The application was unable to start correctly (0xC00007B). Click OK to close the application.
The biggest issue with this error in particular is the lack of explanation of what actually lead it to show. Many other errors explain the file or setting which caused the exception, not this.
To solve the problem, you have to either pinpoint the problem, or work on a number of potential fixes in the hope that one will resolve it.
As mentioned, the error has a myriad of causes. However, to get the solution – you need to make sure you have the appropriate dependencies installed & accessible on your system.
In the case of Fortnite, the likes of DirectX, Unreal Engine, Visual C++ and.NET are all required to ensure the game can actually run. Thus, the first port of call is to make sure they are …