"The application was unable to start correctly"

  • Hi all

    I have a first-hurdle problem. When I try to run Construct 2 I get an error as follows:

    Construct2.exe - Application Error

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

    Not too informative! <img src="smileys/smiley5.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

    Searched and couldn't find a similar Forum post on this.

    The "0xc000007b" code googles to various possibilities: bad or missing dependency dlls, problems with .NET, threads of graphic drivers and all sorts. I can't find a definitive explanation as to what this error code really means.

    Given the emphasis on .NET in some of the support topics out there for other software, I should say I do have .NET through to version 4 installed including 64bit. I'm on Windows 7 on a relatively fresh install/new laptop. But it does have Silverlight and MS Visual Studio 2010 Express installed.

    Wondering if there is any help to be had here, because I haven't been able to try Construct 2 yet and I won't start wading through all the possible .dll problems or uninstalling other software without a bit more of a pointer> <img src="smileys/smiley1.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

  • That's odd - Construct 2 doesn't use .NET and uses very few DLLs (mainly the HTML5 exporter DLL in the install directory).

    Have you tried reinstalling C2?

    Edit: you might want to try clearing your cache and re-downloading from Scirra.com - some other threads I've found indicate that error might be from corrupt files.

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  • I downloaded construct2_62 and installed.

    However, when I started it, it showed

    "Construct2 (free edition test build) - Start page: Construct2.exe - The Application error"

    "0x00448f47" by reference of address "0x00000004". It can't be "read"

    Press OK to stop the application

    Press cancel to debug

    I clear by cache and tried to reinstall the setup file, but the result is the same. I tried 61, 60, 59, .... only 53 is OK.

    My system is XP, SP3, IE8

    What might be the problem? I tried many days.

    And How can I solve this problem?

    Thanks in advance.

    Best wishes!

  • tjh0504: Please report this as a new topic in the section "Bugs", not "Closed Bugs" please.

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