Troubleshooting: Exception Processing Message 0xc0000135 on Windows 10

Visual C++ is a package of “libraries” distributed by Microsoft to standardize the development process of a large number of different functions in Windows. There are several versions, and some errors are simply due to the lack of a particular version on your system.

Almost all popular applications on the Windows platform use some version of VC++, and obviously, the game/application you are trying to run has the same requirements. Unfortunately, there are several problems with VC++ that prevent it from working as it should. For example, you don’t have the right version installed on your computer, or some DLL files are missing.

To prevent this problem from happening again, you need to make sure that you have all the necessary files on your system and that the game/application can load them correctly.

What is the cause of the 0xc0000135 exception handling message?

Damaged system file: Damaged system files can also cause this error message. In most cases, the error is due to corruption that prevents certain DLL files from being called by the corresponding application.

Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 is missing: It turns out that the most common cause of this error code is a Windows installation that is missing Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4.

Application not compatible with Windows version: One of the most common cases that causes this type of error is when a user tries to run an application that is not actually compatible with the Windows version.

How to resolve the 0xc0000135 exception handling message?

Start a DISM scan

Perform a DISM scan

If you have errors in your system files, this error may occur.

DISM is a Windows utility that allows users to restore a potentially corrupted system image. You can run this DISM utility and see if the problem is resolved or not.

Change the value of the Error Mode registry key

Since this is a registry operation, it is recommended that you back up the registry or create a system restore point as a precaution. You can then proceed as follows:

  1. Press the Windows + R keys to bring up the Run dialog box.
  2. In the Run dialog box, type Regedit and press Enter to open the registry editor.
  3. Go to or navigate to the following registry key path
    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Windows
  4. At this point, double-click the Error Mode key in the right window to change its properties.
  5. In the properties window, set the base to hexadecimal and the data value to 0.
  6. Click OK to save your changes.
  7. Exit the registry editor and restart your computer.
  8. When booting up, perform the action that caused the message and check to see if the error repeats.

Register the DLL file again

If the error message indicates that the affected files are DLL files, you can try reregistering said DLL file and see if that solves the problem.

Frequently Asked Questions

The "Exception processing message 0xc0000135" error occurs when Windows users try to run a graphics-intensive game or application. The error parameters indicate that there is no DLL (Dynamic Link Library) or Visual C++ Redistributable.

  1. Perform a reboot.
  2. Update your outdated device drivers.
  3. Use the System File Checker utility.
  4. Install an updated version of .NET Framework.

This error occurs when the .NET Framework is not installed on the target computer or if the installed version(s) is (are) insufficient to run the application. The solution is obvious: install the correct version of the .NET Framework before running the application.