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Fix Application exe has stopped working error on Windows 10

One of the most common problems that occur on Windows PCs is application crash, Number of windows users report After upgrade to Windows 10 Creators update program Crashes with Error Application exe has stopped working. When a program won’t be able to execute the process to run itself, It stop working with Error message like Application exe has stopped working. This problem mostly occur due to incompatibility issue. ( installed Application is not compatible with current windows version. )

Normally this error tells you everything about which program is crashing and also shows you some of other details like error name, corrupted files names and etc. If you are also suffering with this problem Here apply bellow solutions to get rid of this problem.

Fix Application exe has stopped working

As discussed compatibility issue is the main reason behind the Application Crash and stopped working Error. some other reasons may be Virus / malware infection, Temporary files, corrupted registry entries and damaged system files also cause application crash error. After understand the Reason behind the problem lets apply bellow solutions to fix Application exe has stopped working error on Windows 10.

Restart the Application

Start with basic troubleshooting, The first thing you should do is close the dialog app crash report and try starting the program again. This may be a one-time error due to some unexpected corruption or just a temporary lack of the system resources. So make sure to close the program properly before you start it again. Also even though you close the dialog box, there’s a chance its respective processes are still running in the background. for this cause open Taskmanager kill the process, and start the application again. On the other hand, if the program doesn’t start with the system, you can also restart your PC and try running it again.

Check for Virus Infection

Also if your windows computer is infected with Virus or malware then you might face this software crashes / Application stopped working issue. So Before Apply any troubleshooting steps first make sure your windows is clean. We strongly recommend to Download, Install a latest updated Antivirus / anti malware application and perform a full system scan. Then after Restart windows and check application stopped working problem solved, If not fallow next instructions.

Configure compatibility settings

As Discussed Before Compatibility issue is the main reason behind this app crash or stop working. Most of times old software / games cause issue To run on latest windows versions. At this cause you can configure compatibility settings. Ex: If Windows 10 is unable to run the program in a seamless manner, you can switch to, let’s say, Windows 7, and have an easy time running the program. Additionally, that way you’ll probably get rid of the further crashes.

If you’re not sure how to do it, you’ll find these instructions helpful:

  1. Navigate to the installation folder of the troubled app.
  2. Locate the .exe file, right-click and open Properties.
  3. Under the Compatibility tab, check the box beside ”Run this program in compatibility mode for”.Choose the preferred Windows version and click OK to confirm changes.
  4. That should address some of the possible halt caused by the system inability to read the program as intended.

run this program as administrator.

Run As Administrator

Some programs can work properly only if they do not have administrative rights. Therefore, you can disable particular features of the crashed program and check if it was the case.

  1. Access the installation folder of the corrupted app.
  2. Find the .exe file and right-click on it. Choose Properties options from the appeared list.
  3. Open Compatibility tab. Tick the box near “Run as Administrator” option.
  4. Click OK to confirm the changes.

Delete temporary files

Temporary files Also cause of numerous problems, Also In order to fix “Application.exe has stopped working” error, you may need to clean temporary files. you can do this with disk cleanup tool.

Click on Start menu search, They disk cleanup and hit enter key. Select the windows installation Drive ( C : drive ) then press ok. Wait flew min then In the appeared window, check boxes next to Temporary files. and Click OK to clean temporary files.

Repair Your Windows files

Also corrupted system files cause Different windows problems include prevent applications to run. We strongly recommend to run the SFC utility to scan and repair corrupt system files.

To repair your Windows files, first, you’ll need to open your Windows CMD command prompt as administrator and then type “sfc/scannow” and hit enter. After that, your cmd starts to scan your computer and this will take some time depending on your computer’s speed. Wait until 100% complete the scanning process. then after restart your computer and check the programs running without crashes.


Note : If you get any Error message while running sfc utility then run the DISM Tool.

As we already mentioned, SFC scan is the first troubleshooting step when you want to check the system files’ integrity. However, if SFC fails, you can always turn to DISM. Deployment Image Servicing and Management is a great tool that should help you resolve issues with system files by restoring them to their original state.If you’re unsure how to run DISM, follow these instructions:

Right-click on Start and open Command Prompt (Admin). In the command line type the following command and hit enter key to execute the command.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth


The process should scan and resolve possible files corruption and fix related issues. When the scanning process is over, all the issues should be fixed, including “Application.exe has stopped working.”

Delete Registry values

Some causes if you installed an uninstalled program more than once, Then some of the files may have left in the computer and Windows registry. which cause App crash, application stopped working Error. Therefore, you should run the Registry clean. It will delete all remaining values of the crashing program. for this purpose you can use Trusted third party application like Ccleaner which help to repair corrupt registry and optimize windows performance.

Update Display drivers

Specially If you are getting error Application exe has stopped working while playing a game then Graphic Driver the main cause behind this Error. If your game is crashing suddenly, you should check these two things first:

  • Additional programs presence and version like: DirectX, redistributables, NET Framework or some 3rd-party clients.
  • GPU drivers.

Drivers are essential and they may as well be the reason for crashes in the first place.  We strongly recommend Update / Install latest Display Driver for your windows computer.

You can direct visit manufacturer website, download the latest available driver and install on our windows. Or you can open Device manager -> expend display driver ->  right-click on your GPU and Update Driver.

These are some best working solutions to fix Application exe has stopped working problem on windows computers. I hope after apply these solutions your problem will be get solved. Still have any query, Suggestion or need any help feel free to comment bellow.

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