How to Fix the Visual C++ Runtime Library

The Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library error is one of the more frequent errors that occur during the use of various computer applications. It is annoying at best, and can cause problems from pop-up notifications to the dreaded "blue screen of death." It usually occurs because the software program has failed to communicate with the Visual C++ Runtime Library. This error can sometimes be fixed by reinstalling the Visual C++ Library. In other circumstances, there are several steps you can take to repair the problem. This is called a clean boot.

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Click the "Start" Button, type "MSCONFIG" in the search bar and press "Enter."

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Click on the "Services" tab, check the "Hide All Microsoft Services" box and choose the "Disable All" option.

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Choose the "Startup" tab and click on the "Disable All" option, then click "OK."

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Restart your computer.

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Test for system messages once the computer has restarted. If the "System Configuration Utility" window pops up, click on "Don't show this message," then click on "OK."

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Run MSCONFIG again, enabling each program, one at a time, to check for errors until the problem application has been found.