Method 1: replace 32-bit xinput1_3.dll with an appropriate version
0xc000007b error most commonly occurs when xinput1_3.dll file becomes corrupted or overwritten with another version which happens to be incompatible with some games or applications.
This happens very commonly, especially with 32-bit version of DirectX games, and usually gets repaired after upgrading or reinstalling DirectX runtime components.
But before going through a little bit complicated DirectX reinstallation process, you should try to repair xinput1_3.dll file by replacing it with an appropriate version. This is 100% safe and secure method and it’s proved to be the most effective way of fixing 0xc000007b error. Follow these steps:
1 Download 32-bit xinput1_3.dll file
3 Right-click on extracted xinput1_3.dll file and choose Copy
4 Navigate to C:\Windows\SysWOW64 , right click inside the folder and choose Paste. If Copy File dialog prompts, choose Copy and Replace
Note: although it isn’t essential part of OS, you might want to backup your original xinput1_3.dll file and restore it later, if this method doesn’t help you solving 0xc000007b error.
Proceed to the next page to see Method 2…