APPCRASH – Explained with All Possible Solutions
The main question what most of you people thinking right now is, what is this Appcrash and why it’s occurring on your computer?
I know it’s really a creepy problem and when this error gets stuck in someone’s PC, it actually makes hard to start a program in a normal way.
But with the help of this tutorial I’ll definitely going to help you out to make you everything clear about this appcrash error, like what it is or why it’s constantly occurring on your computer like something;
And besides that, I also listed every possible or working solution in this article to make your computer to quickly get rid of this problem.
I know it’s really a long topic but I did my best to describe everything in short and make solutions much clearer for you. So now you’ll just need to stick with this article and read and follow everything properly.
So, let’s start with “What is an Appcrash?”;
Appcrash is a popup error message shown by Microsoft Windows mainly when a program won’t be able to execute the process to run itself and remains to create these types of application crash error messages on the screen.
Normally the error tells you everything about which program is crashing and also shows you some of the other details like error name, corrupted files names and etc. Here’s the picture of an error message with details listed below.
- Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
- Application Name: iexplore.exe
- Application Version: 0.0.0.0
- Application Timestamp: 4ce7a46b
- Fault Module Name: MSHTML.dll
- Fault Module Version: 11.0.9600.17496
- Fault Module Timestamp: 546ff2f9
- Exception Code: c0000602
Mainly you get this error on your computer’s screen while when you try to run a particulate software on your Windows or maybe it’s possible that the error shows on most of the installed program of your computer.
There are a lot of different reasons why you’re getting this appcrash problem on your computer and the worst part is that you just can’t blame on any single reason.
So, it can be an abnormal installation of some Windows update or maybe it just some corrupted DLL files of that software, and the list goes on.
I made a list of every possible reason why this error still continues to stick with your computer, and those are:
- Virus Problem
- Corrupted Windows Registry
- Corrupted Software Problem
- Corrupted Windows Problem
I think now you do know something about this issue, like what it is and which one of your programs is creating this problem like something;
And to make things back to normal, now just follow every single step one by one carefully until you fixed this problem on your own.
#Fixing The Appcrash
Now the first thing which I wanted you to repair is your Windows files, just to know that this problem is showing you because of some corrupted files of your operating system or maybe it’s just happening because of some faulty installed Program.
Let make things clear by start the Troubleshooting Guide;
Step 1 – Clean Out Your Windows Trash
In this step you’ll be going to clean every junk file stored in your computer’s operating system drive, just to fix these types of error.
There are a lot of things like, junk files, temporary files, some old stored update and etc. who can turn down your computer’s performance in a really bad condition. But that’s for sure that you can quickly fix it by just performing some simple steps as all listed below.
Here’s the path of temporary files & folder, according to the different version of Windows:
- For Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10:
- C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files
- For Windows XP:
- C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Temp
- C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
- CMD Commands for All Windows Version: Or you can also use these listed Commands in your Windows Command Prompt to clean all those junk files easily, even without searching those suggested folder path location in your windows.
- rd /s /q %temp%
- mkdir %temp%
- rd /s /q c:\windows\temp\
- mkdir c:\windows\temp\
Step 2 – Make Your Computer Virus Free
Virus!!! Virus!!! Virus!!!…. It’s the only thing which can make your whole Windows corrupted by just compiling the single infected Virus file.
Yes, that’s true and it can also be the good reason for this error to get stuck on your computer’s screen.
At this time, it’s better to use a professional antivirus in your computer system, if your PC do suffering from any kind of appcrash problem. After installing the good one, perform a full system virus scan by using your antivirus software.
If you don’t have any antivirus installed in your computer or maybe your installed antivirus is too blind to scan viruses, then the first thing you’ll need to do is to buy some best in class antivirus for your PC.
Nowadays antiviruses are cheaper than it’s before and if you’re looking to install one of the best Anti-virus in the cheaper price range than Avast is one of the best in their kind.
You can use the 30-day trial version of Avast and if it looks worthy for you, you can buy the full version pack.
- Check this Link for: Avast Antivirus Download Page
- Suggested Link: What’s A Good Antivirus And How To Pick A Best One?
Step 3 – Repair Your Windows files
To repair your Windows files, first, you’ll need to open your Windows CMD command prompt as administrator and then type the “sfc/scannow” command and hit enter. After that, your cmd starts to scan your computer and that will take some time depending on your computer’s speed.
- Click on the Start Menu.
- In the Start Search box, type cmd, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER to open it as administrator.
- Type sfc/scannow and hit enter.
After when the scanning gets completed, restarts your computer and try to run your Appcrash responding program. If the problem still not solved then stay continue with this article and move to the next step.
Step 4 – Use Compatibility Mode
If you are using the old software in your latest Windows Operating System, then using the Compatibility Mode option will be quite beneficial for you.
The main problem with Windows 8 & Windows 10 is that some programs can’t be able to run itself, or maybe if they start to work then you’ll get an appcrash in the middle of that program running.
So, the main reason is possible that the program you’re trying to run isn’t compatible with your new Windows 10 PC.
If you still wanted to run Windows 7 or earlier versions of Windows programs in the latest Windows 10 then you have to change the Compatibility mode setting of that program according to its previous running status.
To run some of those old rare programs, you can try to run it in Windows XP Compatibility Mode.
To use Windows Program Compatibility Mode feature you can follow the instruction listed down below:
- Right-click the .exe file or the shortcut of your appcrash responding program and select Properties.
- Click on the “Compatibility” Tab.
- Check, Run this program in compatibility mode for and select an appropriate option.
#Fixing By Advanced Solutions
If nothing from the above solved your problem then it’s time to move on to do some advanced stuff on your computer because now it looks like your windows is having some mysterious problem in it;
And to fix that, you’ll have to try some superior stuff, to make things back to normal. So, let’s try some advanced methods;
Step 1 – Changing Permission For That Application
Sometimes due to changes in files of your system your operating system won’t able to permit that file to get in the process to run and remains to show you Appcrash messages.
So, in this first step of the advanced solutions, we are customizing the permission setting and grant permission for that particular program which is creating the crash errors.
Now you’ll need to open your Windows System Properties page to get into the main setting what we wanted to open to change the setting.
First, go to Start, right-click on the Computer and select Properties.
After that, it will open the properties window.
Open your computer’s drive home page and find the system properties option on that window’s header.
Or, you can press the “Windows key + Pause / Break key” on your keyboard to open it.
After when you open the properties page, follow the given steps to change the setting:
- On the left sidebar, select “Advanced System Settings”.
- When the ‘System Properties’ window comes up, select the “Advanced” tab and click on the ‘Setting’ button under the ‘Performance’ category menu.
- Select, Data Execution Prevention.
- Select, “Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select:”.
- Use the ‘Browse’ button to locate your file. In my case, my internet explorer is not working so I’m searching for main internet explorer file and add it to the exceptions list.
- Click Apply or
- So, now search your application’s file location and select that program’s installed .exe file what you’ve wanted to add for Data Execution Prevention.
After that, just restart your computer and you will able to use that program properly.
Step 2 – Clean Boot Your Windows
We normally use the clean boot operation to remove all extra startup process or features which can possibly cause this Appcrash. Actually, a clean boot is performed to starts your Operating System by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs.
To perform a clean boot, open your “System Configuration” and disable all the extra services and startup programs from the service and startup list. Here’s a picture attached below to show you how to do it.
Here’s a picture attached below to show you how to do it:
Step 3 – Repairing Windows Registry
The Windows Registry is a hierarchical configuration storage database that stores settings for the Microsoft Windows Operating System and other installed software in your Windows.
The registry is the main target when a virus or malware starts to corrupt your windows and a single Changed value in your windows registry can cause this appcrash. You can try to fix your windows registry by using some best in class registry cleaner and that will fix your problem by just doing some simple steps.
I suggest Zookware Cleaner over the CCleaner because most of the clients happy with it, and it provides more features as compared to a simple registry cleaner under the low-cost price tag;’
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Here are the links of two top-rated software’s which you can rely on:
Still, Confuse? Then: What’s A Good Registry Cleaner and How to Pick One?
#If Still Not Solved – Need Deep Analyzation
Just like I said, most of the times this error shows you every little detail what you actually needed to know about fixing this error. Yes, it does, you’ll just only need to analyze the error and that’s it.
For the error analyzing process, first, you’ll have to start by reading the error’s description and after that, you’ll need to research some files name on the internet too.
As you can see I highlight two things, first which program is creating this problem and second which file is corrupted, who makes that program to create an appcrash. Now we only need the second one to find out about that file, like what it does and how this file affects this appcrash.
For research, you need to put that file’s name on the Google and search every detail about it. In my case, it’s a Windows file which is normally found in the installed Operating System Drive and by updating Windows I just fix my problem.
If you still can’t able to find any useful file name or maybe it’s only showing you .exe file or this appcrash research thing isn’t useful for you then you can also try some of more couple solutions which I’m all listed under the given category below:
It’s possible to see the crash message for the PC’s game too, and if your computer does suffering from this condition then I’ll highly suggest you to download and install some of the softwares which I’m all mentioned down below.
These free supportive software helps your operating system to play the game properly and if one of those softwares got corrupted in your windows, it’s 100% possible that you are this type of problem on every time when that game starts.
- Download compatible version of DirectX software.
- Download latest supported Visual C++
- Download compatible version of .NET Framework software.
Feedback By Peter On 26.JAN.2016
“Thanks guys. Got mine fixed just by reinstalling DX11 redist and VC redist from Microsoft.”
If nothing helps you can also try to reinstall your game and sometimes that did works, but before doing that, don’t forget to save your ‘saved games files’.
If you having some software installed on your computer who makes this problem then there are some couple or more things what you can do to make things works this time and those are:-
- Update – Yes, updating works all the time you’ll just need to download the latest version of that software and install it properly.
- Compatibility – Check does everything is compatible with that software or not, if you’ve installed something recently which isn’t compatible with other software then there is a possibility of getting the error.
- Support – Go to your software’s support web page and create a complaint about your software’s problem.
If all of the above solutions didn’t work for you, in that case, you can also try to reinstall that software who creates this Appcrash problem.
But sometimes it possible that the reinstalling software also didn’t too, in that case, the one thing you can try to do is to reinstall your Windows operating system and after that install the perfect drivers for your hardware.
Before reinstalling Windows, I’ll highly recommend you to search your error name on Google search to find the perfect solution for your appcrash, and your search query will need to look like this:
“That’s all for now, thanks for sticking with the article, and you know it will always good to let me know about the article, in the comments down below.” 🙂