Halo Reach PC is facing quite a lot of errors like Fatal Error, Error 0xc000007b, KERNEL32.DLL Error, stuttering and more. Here I have compiled a list of errors along with their fixes and workarounds.

Last updated on September 1st, 2020 at 05:47 am

Halo Reach Stuttering, UE4 Crash, And Fixes

Halo Reach is the first game from the Master Chief Collection to launch on PC while the rest will launch later.

However, Halo Reach is an old game and despite that, the PC version of the game is facing errors like Fatal Error, stuttering, Procedure Not Found In ADVAPI32.dll, missing .dll files and more.

The following are the errors and issues that Halo Reach players are experiencing along with their possible fixes and workarounds.

EventSetInformation Procedure Not Found In ADVAPI32.dll Fix

This is a Helo Reach error that players are experiencing on Windows 7. The fix for this is very simple as most you don’t have the latest update installed for Windows 7. Just download and install this update for your OS and the issue will be resolved.

Fatal Error Fix

Players are reporting that they are experiencing the “Fatal Error. The UE4-MCC Game has crashed and will close” error while trying to play Halo Reach on Windows 7.

This error is possibly occurring due to the update KB2670838 for Windows 7. Download this update, install it and restart your PC and the issue will be resolved.

If this doesn’t resolve the issue then installing the update KB3080149 will resolve the Halo Reach Fatal error.

Error 0xc000007b Fix

This is another Halo Reach PC error that players are experiencing. The fix to error 0xc000007b is very simple just download and install the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable files both x86 and x64. Install these and restart your PC and the error won’t bother you again.

KERNEL32.DLL Error Fix

Players are reporting that they are unable to play the game due to KERNEL32.DLL error as they keep getting “AddDLLDirectory could not be located” error.

This can be resolved in one of two ways. Download and install the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable files or you can just manually download the .dll file and place it in the game’s install folder. However, I don’t recommend the latter solution as it can potentially put your system at risk.

UE4 Crash Fix

This is another error that Halo Reach PC players are experiencing. This can be fixed by limiting the game’s FPS to 60 and changing the display mode to Windowed.

If this doesn’t work for you then try the fixes listed below “Fatal Error fix” and the game shouldn’t crash anymore.

D3D Device Lost Fix

Players are reporting that Halo Reach crashes while playing and they get one of the following errors.

Unreal Engine is exiting due to D3D device being lost
LowLevelFatalError – D3D device being lost

This can be resolved by limited the FPS for the game. If limiting the FPS to 60 doesn’t resolve the issue then you might need to lock the game at 30 FPS. This could be an optimization issue and the game might be putting too much load on your GPU.

If this doesn’t resolve the issue then the problem might be your GPU. It’s either overclocked or it’s old. Revert the GPU’s clock speed and memory clock back it’s default values even if it’s factory overclocked and the issue should be resolved.

In case the GPU is old, then do the same by dropping the clock speed by 100 MHz. It’s trial and error but you shouldn’t have to reduce the clock speed more than 200 MHz.

Crash At Launch, Game Not Launching Fix

Players are reporting that the game just crashes when it launches and for some, it doesn’t even start. There are multiple reasons for Halo Reach to crash at startup and here the workarounds that might help.

Your anti-virus software or Windows Defender might be the reason why the game crashes at launch. You can either disable your anti-virus software or make an exception for the game’s install folder in your anti-virus.

Lack of administrative rights could be the reason why Halo reach isn’t launching. Right-click on the game’s exe > Properties > Compatibility > check “run this program an administrator”. Apply the changes and start the game and it should be running fine.

Easy Anti-Cheat: Untrusted System File Fix

Players are reporting that they get the “Easy Anti-Cheat: Untrusted system file (C:\Windows\System32\normaliz.dll)” error while playing Halo Reach.

This can be fixed by uninstalling all of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable files. Then download and install latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable both x86 and x64 and you won’t get the error again.

If you are using Discord then disabling it might also resolve the error. Even if that doesn’t work then you can try making an exception for the game’s install folder in your anti-virus software or Windows Defender and verify game files. Start the game and the issue will be resolved.

Stuttering, Performance Fix

Performance is often an issue with PC games and Halo Reach is no exception as players are reporting stuttering and general performance issues.

To fix the stuttering, open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings. Select Halo Reach from the list and set vertical sync to “Fast”.

Start the game and disable in-game vertical sync, set FPS limiter to unlimited and set the display mode to fullscreen. “Fast” vertical sync sort of mimics the G.sync or Freesync by allowing the GPU to render as many frames as it can and only displays the amount of FPS that is supported by the monitor.

Meaning if you have a 60 Hz monitor, it’ll only display 60 FPS even if the game is rendering at 90 FPS. While the extra FPS will be wasted but stuttering won’t a problem anymore.

Missing .dll Files Fix

Players have reported that they are getting the multiple missing .dll files when try to play Halo Reach. These errors include:

Missing CONCRT140.dll
Missing MSVCP140.dll
Missing CONCRT140.dll
Missing VCRUNTIME140.dll

This can be resolved by either updating your OS or installing the latest Microsoft Visual C+++ Redistributables.

You can also download the aforementioned filed from the internet and place them in the game’s install folder. This should resolve the issue for you.

Long Loading Times Fix

Long loading is often the issue with PC video games. If you are experiencing long loading times with Halo Reach the make sure there is no background process that is using HDD or CPU.

Also, if your HDD is old then that might be the issue as old hard drives are often slow to read data and hence increased loading times.

Crackling Audio, No Audio Fix

Players have reported a number of audio issues with Halo Reach like crackling audio and no audio. Here are a few fixes and workarounds that might help you.

First is the crackling or buzzing audio. This is happening because the game’s audio was recorded at 32000Hz and by default Windows audio settings is set at 44100hz.

For WIn10 users, go to Change system sounds > Playback devices > select your active audio output > properties > advanced tab. Here select the audio range I mentioned above and hit apply. Start the game and the crackling audio issue will be resolved.

As for the No audio issue with Halo Reach, this could be because of Windows Sonic For Headphones being enabled. Right-click on the audio icon in the bottom right, hover the mouse cursor over the spacial sound. If the Windows Sonic is selected then select off. Start the game and you should be getting the audio.

Lack of Audio Depth, Missing Center Audio Channel Fix

This is another audio issue with Halo Reach PC. There is a workaround that might work for these but don’t get your hopes up. Go to the game’s install folder > data> audio > soundbanks.xml. Open the file in notepad and change the priorities to below 9.

Set the priority to 7 for init and 5 for the other. Save the changes, start the game and you should be getting proper audio depth.

Black Screen Fix

Black Screen is a common issue with PC games but it’s not a critical one if you are hearing audio in the background. Start the game and when you get the black screen, press “Alt + Enter”. The game goes into Windowed mode and will start to display. Go to video settings, set the resolution that’s native to your monitor and you’ll be able to play in fullscreen.

That is all for our Halo Reach PC fixes for errors and issues like Fatal Error, audio issues, stuttering, missing .dll files and more.