How to Fix Appcrash Errors in Windows 10

April 8, 2016

App crash is one of the more frustrating and disturbing class of errors that bug users out of nowhere and tease them endlessly. Users tend to think there is an issue with the software or the operating system should be blamed for that, but the reasons usually run a lot deep. Hardware problems are another major reason why apps perform poorly or end up crashing while you’re in the midst of something important. This becomes even more annoying when it starts happening frequently. This article covers this particular error known as Appcrash and how to solve it. We’ve tried to make the solutions easy so that even newbies can do this on their own. It’s important to point out that, it may be quite hard to pinpoint the exact cause due to the enormous amount of variables. Therefore, diagnosing the entire operating system and the hardware may be necessary until the exact reason is found.


The app crash usually rears it head in the following manner. First the software will suddenly stop working by either freezing or shutting down itself. Next, right after the app crashes, a small window shows up on the screen stating “<application name> has stopped working”. If you click on show problem details, it shows some good amount of in-depth information related to the crash. Typically the information it shows depends on the app type and the nature of the crash.



Solution 1: Scan the Whole System Registry and Memory

Corrupted Registry entries and file association errors often result in Windows 10 app crashes. It is wise to scan PC through an efficient System and Registry repair tool like RegInOut System Utilities. Download it on your PC, scan for issues and fix appcrash error.

Having a malfunctioned system memory is one of major reasons why certain memory intensive apps crash. If the app throws an exception error with c0000005 value, the system memory may be the culprit. But still it may be hard to pinpoint exactly without conducting a proper test. Perform the following test to make sure the system memory is completely bug free. Even if a single issue is detected, the memory has to be changed immediately.

  1. Find a USB pen drive and another working system in perfect condition.
  2. Visit the following URL and download the software. USB bootable version is highly recommended. Use the following links to download it.
  3. Launch it in administrative mode.
  4. Insert the USB pen drive into the USB port in the machine.
  5. The Settings of the downloaded application should be like this.
  6. Select the USB drive from the list shown in Step 1.
  7. Check Write to UFD and then kickstart the process by clicking on Run.
  8. Use the above created bootable USB pen drive in the faulty system and boot it with this drive. (Refer to the motherboard manual to find how to boot a USB)
  9. Let the memtest initialize and scan the whole system. It may take 2 to 10 hours but do not interrupt it and let it complete the scan. Once the scan is over, the results will be displayed. If no issue is detected, proceed to the next solution. But if an issue is detected indeed, purchase a new RAM before you move to the next solution.


Solution 2: Scan the System for Faulty System Files

System files in Windows OS often get corrupt due to third-party apps or some actions performed by the user. If they’re not repaired sooner, this might go on to affect the OS. Therefore these errors must be fixed as soon as possible. In Windows 10, sfc /scannow command can be used to repair the system files. If it is unable to repair the system files, simply use DISM command to repair the Windows image.

  1. Open the start menu.
  2. Search for Command Prompt.
  3. Right-click it from the Search Results and select Run as administrator.
  4. Type the following command to repair Windows Component Store (windows image) which is used by sfc /scannow to repair the system files:
    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth && DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
  5. Next, run the following command to repair the system files:
    sfc /scannow
  6. Restart the computer to make the changes effective.

Solution 3: Reinstall/Update/Repair the Software which was subjected to “App Crash” Error

  1. Click on the start button.
  2. Search for Add or remove programs.
  3. Find the app that earlier crashed.
  4. Click on Modify and repair/reinstall it.
  5. If there is a new update for the software, download it from its official website.

Solution 4:  Download and Install Visual C++ Runtime Environments

  1. Visit the following website:

  1. Download the Visual C++ Runtime Environment bundle which consists of runtime Environments from 2010 to the latest release.
  2. Install it and restart the computer to make the changes take effect.

Solution 5: Download and Install the Latest DirectX

  1. Visit the following website
  2. Download the latest version of DirectX.
  3. Install it and restart the computer.

Solution 6: Download and Install the Latest Version of the Graphic Driver

  1. Visit the website of your Graphics Card manufacturer:
  2. Intel:
  3. AMD:
  4. Nvidia:
  5. Download the latest Graphic Driver.
  6. Install it, and then restart the computer.

Solution 7: Check Extensions/Plugins of Chrome/Firefox and Make Sure They Are Free From Bugs

  1. Keep the cursor on the address bar of your browser.
  2. Type the following address to access the extension/plugin section:
    Chrome: chrome://extensions
    Firefox: about:plugins
  3. Disable all the extensions/plugins. Now enable them one by one and see which extension/plugin is the culprit.

Solution 8: Remove Unnecessary Softwares/Toolbars which Might Interfere with the User Experience of Chrome

Chrome cleanup tool can identify interfering issues of Chrome and then remove them from the system to make sure Chrome works perfectly.

  1. Download and install Chrome cleanup tool from the following website:
  2. Run it in admin mode.
  3. Remove the unnecessary components by clicking on the Remove program button. If it didn’t find any problematic program, it won’t display the button.
  4. Restart Chrome by clicking on Reset.

Solution 9: Update Windows 10

  1. Click on start.
  2. Search for Check for updates.
  3. Select it from the Search Result to launch Windows Update.
  4. Restart the computer once the update is over.
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