I have been having the same problem as Charles for the past months. My system is windows 7 home 64bit. I also tryed everything you suggested. Isn't anyone at autodesk finding a solution to this problem. Please continue to search for a way to make this work!
I had the same problem with the same OS, running on the latest high end computer parts,
I've search the internet , and someone though my ram size was to low,
with a big smile, I lauch 128GB is a bit to much.
but here on topic, I've fix your problem,
this will defenetly work,
go to your boot directory
for example C:\
go to the folder C:\windows\system32
type in search d3dx
you get an big list,
delete any .ddl file that begins with d3dx
Type in search again d3dx
and delete any .dll file
now you go to the internet and download the webinstaller Directx from microsoft website,
this webinstaller detects those files are deleted.
and they will replace it automaticly.
You can start Autocad 2013 with no problems
Why this soluotion, it appears an autocad installation instals the wrong directx files,
the only way to fix it is by manual delete those files , and replace them with the webinstaller from microsoft.
just a Netherlander
Thanks for the suggestion NP but unfortunately, no success! I really don't know what to do. How come no one can fix this situation? I am getting desperate. If anyone as another idea, im all ears. Thanks in advance!
Hi...I got same problem too...
I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, 8 GB RAM, with Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 active.
When first time Install Product Design Suite 2013 Premium, everything is working well no Error found.
But when my System crashed and need to Reformat HDD, and re-install all Autodesk Applications in Product Design Suite 2013, then I got this problem (Error 0xc000007b). Installation is succesful, no ERROR found !!
Not only AutoCAD, but all applications in Product Design Suites Premium 2013 : Inventor, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Electrical, 3ds Studio Max Design, Showcase, AdSync, etc... (except : Design Review 2013, Vault Basic 2013 and Uninstall tool PDS 2013) all these applications can not work, with msg : "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application"
I have administrator privilleges for my machine, and have tried to disable Antivirus, Firewall, and update all windows systems, uninstall and reinstall with clean (event clean all Autodesk registries using Registry Cleaner) . Check with DXDiag (DirectX Diagnostic Tools), there is no problem with my system, but Error 0xc000007b still exist everytime I want to run AutoCAD or any application from Product Design Suites 2013.
If I install Product Design Suite Premium 2012 Trial in same machine, all applications are working well.
I think something wrong with runtime execution in AutoCAD.exe in 2013 version, and conflict with one or any windows 64 bit runtime system.
Hi Charles and anyone out there with have same case,
I have good solution for the problem with Error "0xc000007b" it works and the problem solved in my case, hopefully it works for you too.
Since this problem mostly in Windows 7, 64 bit system, and the Error message code is : 0xc000007b ; I have checked to Microsoft support system online, this error code mean incompatibility file that should be run in 64 bit system. Now the question is: which files ? and I am sure if Installation Autodesk 2013 products is automatic choose with our system 32 or 64 bit.
The fact : sometime if you install any applications in Windows, the Visual C++ 2005/2008/2010 Redistributable files will trying to install its new version, like Autodesk Products it will install no matter you have the newest or not in your machine. The bad news is all *.DLL files (in Visual C++ Redistributable file packages) have the same name for 32 or 64 bit system.
For AutoCAD 2013, when you click to start, it will run AutoCAD.exe from your local installation path. We need information any modules in windows system for running AutoCAD.exe. You can't find the answer if read only from Windows event/services viewer. Try to Clean Uninstall and Re-install Autodesk products until make you crazy will not solve the problem !! You need tools like "Dependency Walker" to find any modules working when AutoCAD.exe is running.
In my case, i found the problem is MSVCR100.DLL in C:\Windows\System32, working in 32 bit, not in 64 bit like other modules when running AutoCAD.exe. (Remember, I am using Windows 7 64 bit system). I try to find this file in x64 folders from DVD Source of Product Design Suites 2013 or any source of Autodesk 2013 products (better than download from MIcrosoft for Visual C++ Redistributable packages).
And then,here is my step to solving the problem :
1. Copy file MSVCR100.DLL from x64 folders find in any Autodesk Source DVD,
2. Paste this file to C:\WIndows\System32, you will be prompted if this file is exist, don't worry. Change it with the new one.
3. Restart the system, and then run AutoCAD 2013 or any Autodesk 2013 products which have problem msgs : 0xc000007b.
Voillllaaaa..!!! Problem solved ! All Autodesk products in Product Design Suites Premium 2013 working well.