explorer.exe - Application Error (0xc000007b) when logging in.

I recieve the following error when I boot into Windows 7 and try to log in:

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

I have tried using the system repair tools, system repair detected no problems, and I tried several restore points but all come back with an error when trying to restore at the very end. This error causes windows to just display a blank screen when logged in, because explorer.exe is not running. Any way I can fix this WITHOUT having to restore my entire computer? I want to resort to this as the very last option possible. I believe it has to do with a corrupt registry and just some corrupt system files, although I cannot find any tools that can easily fix this.

Thanks in advance.

 

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Last updated July 17, 2019 Views 41,236 Applies to:
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//
// MessageId: STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_FORMAT
//
// MessageText:
//
// {Bad Image}
// %hs is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support.
//
#define STATUS_INVALID_IMAGE_FORMAT      ((NTSTATUS)0xC000007B L)


Please start the command prompt (cmd.exe) with admin rights [1] and run sfc [2]:

sfc.exe /scannow

Is it able to find and repair broken files?

best regards
André

[1] http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/How-do-I-run-an-application-once-with-a-full-administrator-access-token
[2] http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/

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