How to fix unrecognized error 0x80240017 microsoft visual c in Windows 7, 8, 10

The industry of computer games and programs is very diverse, but for each of them the minimum system requirements and software required to execute the files being launched remain unchanged. But it happens that with full compliance with the min. Requirements, certain games or utilities do not start, while giving “Unrecognized error microsoft visual C 0x80240017”. The problem is related to the integrated environment from Microsoft Visual C ++ (hereinafter MVC), which is responsible for the development of applications, or rather, with a redistributable package that facilitates the launch of games and applications on a personal computer. Let’s move on to solving the question “how to fix the unrecognized error 0x80240017 microsoft visual c in Windows 7, 8, 10?”, But before that let’s determine the reasons for the “failure” of the system package.

Reasons for the error

From the above, it is easy to guess that the unrecognized error “error 0x80240017” occurs for several general reasons:

  • Due to crashes in MVC runtime.
  • Game / utility conflict with visual.
  • Crashes of system components closely related to the MVC redistributable package.

Specific reasons:

  • You are missing Service Pack 1 (SP1) if your system is windows 7.
  • Corrupted or missing microsoft visual files with .

Having determined the origin of the trouble, we build a sequence of actions to answer your question “how to fix the problem”.

Step 1: reinstall the “conflicting” game or utility

Before moving on to the basic steps that require more effort, check for application crashes when interacting with Microsoft Visual C ++. To do this, remove the problematic program / game.

  • Open Start => Control Panel => Programs and Features.
  • Select the name of the “program” you want to uninstall => click delete.
  • In the window that appears, follow the instructions.
  • We are waiting for the end of the deletion process.
  • We reboot the computer.

If the error persists, proceed to the next step.

Step 2: check and, if necessary, install the service pack

All owners of Windows 7 operating systems who have encountered a similar problem need to check for service pack 1, as it may be the cause of the error. Relevant only for windows 7, if you have a different operating system, proceed to the next step.

  • Go to start => right-click on “this computer” => select properties in the pop-up window.
  • You will see the parameters of your PC, where the message “Service Pack 1” should be displayed in the information line about the computer, if there is one, go to the next step # 3, otherwise follow the sequence of actions indicated in this step.
  • After making sure that there is no package cn 1, download it from the official Microsoft website according to the bitness of your system (the update is called KB976932).
  • After the installation file has been downloaded to the PC, turn off the Internet and run the installer as administrator.

Warning! If you have a pirated version of the OS installed and activated, you can reset the activation.

  • We are waiting for the end of the update process and restart the PC.
  • Go to the Microsoft website again and look for the KB2999226 update package, download it taking into account the system’s bitness.
  • After downloading, launch the installer and follow the installation instructions (during installation, a message may appear stating that the package is installed, in this case, go to step 3).

Step 3: Install Microsoft Visual C ++ for Visual Studio 2015

  • We go to the already well-known microsoft site and look for an installer for the C ++ visual package.
  • We download it, taking into account the bitness of the operating system and wait for the download to finish.
  • Run the installer on behalf of the admin and follow the installation instructions.
  • When finished, restart the computer.

We hope that our article helped you get rid of the annoying error.

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