[Fixed] Application.exe has stopped working

[Fixed] Application.exe has stopped working


Applications may fail throughout the execution phase, which is not cause for concern. However, if a specific.exe file keeps crashing and displays the “exe has ceased working” notice, there is a problem with the program file. Don’t be afraid; there are numerous reasons why the exe file may crash. Simply go through simple options and implement them on your system to get a speedy resolution.


Alternatives –

  1. Before proceeding, we recommend that you restart your computer and then relaunch the software.

  2. Simply disable any third-party antivirus software that may be interfering with the operation.


Section I: Table of Contents
Fix 1 – Restart the software 2 – Close all background applications 3 – Run the software as administrator Repair 4 – Configure the program to run in compatibility mode 5 – Examine the DEP settings 6 – Delete the temporary files
Fix 7 – Use scans to restore system files
Fix 1: Restart the program.
Kill the suspended program and then relaunch it.

  1. To open the Task Manager, right-tap the Windows symbol on your taskbar and select “Task Manager.”


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  1. The app will now appear in the Task Manager’s list of apps.

  2. Simply right-tap the app and select “End task” to terminate it immediately.


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Close the Task Manager window. After closing the Task Manager, try relaunching the app and seeing if it works.


Fix 2: Exit all background apps.
Background apps might consume a significant amount of resources at times.

  1. Right-click on the Windows icon to bring up a menu page.

  2. Then, to access it, tap on “Task Manager.”


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  1. When the Task Manager appears, you will discover that multiple apps are operating in the background.

  2. Simply right-click any unwanted app on your system and select “End process.”

This will terminate the app process.


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  1. Now, in the same manner, you should terminate any apps that are unnecessarily consuming system resources.


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You can now exit the Task Manager. Then, relaunch the app and try it.


Solution 3: Run the software as an administrator.
Some apps require administration level execution to function properly.

[As an example, consider “Minecraft.”]

  1. Enter the app’s name into the search box.

  2. Then, simply right-click the app and select “Run as administrator.”


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Check to see if this works for you. If it does, you may ensure that this program always begins with administrative privileges. Take the following steps:

  1. Now, simply press the Windows key and enter the name of the executable file.

(In our instance, Minecraft)

  1. Next, right-click the app and select “Open File Location.”

This should take you straight to the installation directory. If it does not, navigate to the installation path manually.


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  1. When you’ve found the executable file, right-tap the app and select “Properties.”


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  1. Navigate to the “Compatibility” section of the Properties box.

  2. Simply select the “Run as administrator” option here.


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  1. When finished, click “Implement” and “OK” to apply this adjustment instantly.


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After that, try launching the app again to see whether it works.


Fix 4 – Run the software in compatibility mode.
This problem can occur when the app and your system are incompatible.

  1. First, right-click on the exe file and select “Properties” to see the app’s properties.


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ADVERTISEMENT 2: Next, select the “Compatibility” option.

  1. Simply check the “Run this software as” box and select “Windows 8” from the list.


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  1. When you’re finished, touch “Apply” and “OK” to save your changes.


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Then, run the program to see if it is failing or not.


Fix 5 – Examine the DEP settings
Data Execution Prevention can prevent the program from running smoothly.

  1. First, right-click on the Windows icon and select “Run.”

  2. Then, in the Run window, type “sysdm.cpl” and press “OK.”


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  1. Proceed to the “Advanced” section.

  2. Select “Settings” from the Performance section.


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  1. Navigate to the “Data Execution Prevention” option in the Performance Options box.

  2. Select the “Turn on DEP for key Windows apps and services only” checkbox.

  3. Finally, press the “OK” button to save your changes.


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  1. Finally, hit “Apply” and “OK” to preserve your changes.


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After that, launch the app and test it.


Fix 6 – Delete all temporary files
If none of the above fixes work, try deleting the temporary directories.

  1. Press the Windows and R keys simultaneously.

  2. Then type this into Run and press “OK.”


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  1. You will notice various files and directories there.

  2. Select all of the files and hit the bin symbol to empty the folder fully.


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  1. In the File Explorer window, navigate to –


  1. Empty this folder in the same manner as before.


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Close the File Explorer after emptying the folder.


Fix 7 – Use scans to restore system files
SFC scans can be used to restore critical system data and resolve crash issues.

  1. First, right-click on the Windows key and select “cmd.”

  2. Now, simply right-tap the “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator” to launch the terminal with administrative privileges.


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  1. First, you must execute a DISM scan. So, copy this code and press Enter.

DISM.exe /Online /Image-cleanup /Restorehealth

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A DISM check will be performed by Windows.

  1. After that, copy this command and press Enter to start an SFC scan.

scannow /sfc

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Shut down the Command Prompt window. Remember to restart your machine after finishing both scans.

Try launching the app again after rebooting. It should function normally.

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