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Origin updated, now error 0xc000007b application was unable to start correctly

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All I wanted was to play some BF4 because it's been a while, but Origin had to update and break itself. I hate updates for this simple reason... but anyways

It worked fine a month ago when I last played. Tonight, I launched Origin, it launched fine and wanted to update. I let it update, it installed the update, closed, and won't launch now. Error 0xc000007b application was unable to start correctly.

I've googled my brains out and tried many "solutions" that didn't work, including reinstalling Origin, reinstalling every VC redist there is, reinstalling .NET framework, running chkdsk, running as administrator, and replacing xinput1_3.dll. The only two solutions left are reinstalling Direct X or replacing files in the Windows directory manually, but dxdiag says there are no problems, so I think it may be just another waste of time. It seems to be a pretty common issue, but the fixes are hit and miss, works for some people and not for others.

The final solution would be reinstalling Windows, which has a 100% success rate according to the internet, but that's a little ridiculous to have to go through that IMHO just to fix EA's mess up. I knew buying this game would be a bad idea... sigh.

Every other program/game works fine. Has anybody had this error and had luck fixing it, or know anything else I could try?

Also off topic, but I'm not sure if this should be posted in the Windows subforum instead?
    
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Yeah, it's a common error, fixing it is reinstalling Origin time and time again until it works. I am yet to find a better solution.
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