I was doing some basic C++ application testing in Visual Studio and getting following error during the compiling process:
The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application.
In my case, I was trying to run a 32 bit application in 64 bit working directory. Everything started working after I changed the Working Directly (Project Properties –> Configuration Properties –> Debugging –> Working Directory) to a valid X86 location.