Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Windows 10 error can occur randomly, depending on the situation and the application that causes it. Any software or application that uses the Visual C++ Runtime Library can cause an error if the software itself is corrupt or due to a faulty Visual C++ Runtime Library.
What causes a Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library error?
This problem is caused by a faulty Visual C++ Runtime Library or some applications that use Runtime. To fix this problem, you need to reinstall Visual C++ Runtime, run Windows updates, and look for the offending applications.
This problem has also been carried over to Windows 10 Creators Update, and many users also get runtime errors in the Windows 10 Creators Update edition.
How to repair the Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library error message?
Reinstall Windows 10
- Reboot your computer several times during startup. A list of options will appear.
- Select Troubleshooting -> Reset this PC.
- You will then be prompted to select one of two options. Both options remove all installed applications, but the first option saves your personal files. In some cases, it is better to select the Delete All option to delete all files.
- If you are prompted to insert the Windows 10 installation media, be sure to do so.
- Select the version of Windows installed and select Only the drive where Windows is installed -> Delete my files only.
- A list of the changes you made during the reset will be displayed. When you are ready, click Reset.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the reset.
Remove the video card driver
- In the search bar, type Device Manager.
- Select Device Manager from the list of results.
- Expand the Display Adapters section and right-click on your video card.
- Select Uninstall Device from the menu.
- A confirmation menu will appear. Enable the Uninstall driver software for this device and click the Uninstall button.
- Close the Device Manager window and any other open windows.
- Reboot your Windows 10 computer.
- Check if the Microsoft Visual C++ runtime error is still displayed.
Perform a reboot
- Press the Windows + R keys and type MSConfig.
- Then press Enter or click OK to start the program.
- Click or left-click on the Services tab at the top of the window.
- Select the Hide all Microsoft services check box.
- Then click or left-click the Disable All button.
- Click or left-click on the General tab at the top of the window.
- Activate the Selective Startup feature.
- Clear the Load startup objects check box.
- Click Apply and OK to save your changes.
- Reboot your Windows 10 computer.
- Now check if the Microsoft Visual C++ runtime error persists.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Uninstall the driver for your video card.
- Perform a reboot.
- Reinstall Windows 10.
- Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables.
- Create a new user account.
- Disable compatibility mode.
- Reinstall the problem application.
A runtime error is a programming error that occurs while a program is running. Crashes can be caused by memory leaks or other programming errors. The most common examples are division by zero, accessing missing files, calling invalid functions, or incorrectly handling certain input data.
Depending on the situation, there are several reasons why a runtime error may occur: Error in the software. Insufficient memory or other system resources. You entered an unauthorized character in a text box or performed an unauthorized action.
- Fix the error using Advanced System Repair Tool.
- Run the program as administrator.
- Run the System File Checker utility.
- Uninstall recently installed programs/hardware/drivers.
- Install Windows 10 updates.