[Fix] Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00 “Bad Image” Error in Windows 11

vclibs 140 DLL bad image - 0-byte files

When you open Notepad or any other Store app in Windows 11, the following errors may appear:

Bad Image

C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00_14.0.33519.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\VCRUNTIME140_1_APP.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support. Error status 0xc0000020

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How to Reset Windows 10 or 11 via Windows RE

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There are situations where Windows doesn’t boot or the “Reset this PC” option in Update & Security (Settings) does not work. In such cases, you can reset Windows 10 or 11 via the Windows Recovery Environment (“Windows RE” or “WinRE”). This article tells you how to reset the PC via WinRE. Resetting through the Windows … Read more