Microsoft Visual C++ Run time Library Error While Opening VLC Media Player.

Well, here is my situation, I don't know if this applies to what is happening, but I have recently gotten a new video card(Sapphire Radeon HD 5770), this was due to my last video card starting to artifact, I believe that is what it is called when your screen gets random vertical lines across it of random colors.  Anyways, everything works fine except my Media Player, VLC, however, I have tested it on other ones, such as Windows Media player to if it would work or got the same error.  It did not work and did not give the same error.  On VLC, the error I get goes like this, word for word, "Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library", that is the tab, the actual message under it, which appears twice by the way, each time I try with the same message.

The message is

"This Application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual Way."

"Please Contact the application's support team for more information"

That's pretty much all I could on this particular issue.  However, this was my last resort coming here since I thought I could fix it myself through the varies things I did, such reinstalling VLC, Reinstalling Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable - 10.0.30319 as well as other failed attempts similar to these.  However, the same exact problem occurred.  I even did a system scan from the command prompt, syf/scannow, or something close to that.  If you have ANY suggestions, please let me know.

Some other information that may be helpful to figuring out this problem,

- I have in fact re-downloaded the files (.mkv type).

- The version of windows I am using is Vista 32-bit.

I can't really think of anything else to add, but if you need more information on this problem, please let me know on here.




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Last updated April 17, 2020 Views 30,146 Applies to:

Maybe the VLC program is looking for an older version of the C++ ?

Do you get the error if you disable the Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 in the Device Manager?  devmgmt.msc typed in Start Menu/ RUN will get you there.  Are you running the latest Vista drivers for your Card?  If you disable it, Windows will use a vga driver in place of the current driver from your Card.

See if you can isolate any third party cause for the problem.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

950093 How to use the System Configuration utility to troubleshoot configuration errors  in Windows Vista;EN-US;950093

Have you seen what errors are showing in the Event Viewer?

When looking at the Event Viewer, make sure you are an Administrator.

Better troubleshooting capabilities with Windows Vista's Event Viewer


For what it is worth here is a list of older C++ downloads if you want to try one or more.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x64)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86)



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