Getting 0xc7b on Win 8

PCunicorn

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I've been getting an error on a couple programs today (on a brand new install of Windows 8 btw), "The application was unable to start correctly"..., error code 0xc7b. It's happened with Origin and Corsair Headset Control Panel, but not with Steam, Chrome, etc. I would prefer to not reinstall again because I've finally finished updating.
 

PCunicorn

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I actually don't have another drive. BTW, I got chkdsk to work, found some errors and fixed them, but I'm still getting the error.

Edit: I reinstalled Windows, and that fixed it. Thanks for trying to help though.
 
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nessus

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I'd run a chkdsk /R <Drive_letter>: on your OS drive to make sure you don't have any bad sectors even if things are OK for now. It will take quite a while to complete.

If chkdsk wouldn't complete without being run multiple times and no bad blocks are found, I'd also run the Windows memory test.

These Windows 7 steps still apply for checking memory on Windows 8.x:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff700221.aspx

Chkdsk not completing or failing with an error, but instead just hanging, is a BAD sign.
 
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