What is AccelerometerST.exe & How to Fix 0xc00007b Error

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A compact software component, the accelerometerST.exe is a part of the 3D DriveGuard program created by Hewlett-Packard. This executable file is a major piece of the peripheral hardware device in some premium HP models that help the hardware device to protects it from external shocks and drops, thus it’s an important process for the HP system.

Although this optional Windows process is a fine add-on against data loss, it often comes to the eye not for its function but as a part of common Windows 10 bugs and errors.

File Size and Location:

The file size is around 1.57 Mb. It is located in a subfolder in the ‘C:\Program Files (x86)’. This process can also be located under C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP 3D DriveGuard\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP 3D DriveGuard\ in Windows 10 operating system.

Use of AccelerometerST.exe:

Losing data from the hard drive can be a nightmare. In reality, it happens quite frequently actually, from external shocks, drops, etc. The HP 3D DriveGuard with the AccelerometerST.exe functions as a safety system against these kinds of accidents as well as the common wear and tear from rough handing. Here, this background-running software works with the three-axis digital accelerometer as a motion sensor. It alerts the system of any rapid movements, and park the hard drive in such cases to prevent any data damage in the Microsoft Windows platform.

Common errors of AccelerometerST.exe:

Here is one most common error that shows:

“The application was unable to start correctly (0xc00007b). Click ok to close the application”

A defective or obsolete version of the AccelerometerST.exe will result in slowing down the system while showing error messages. Often you may find the problems after installing the Creators Update.

Accelerometerst.exe application error 0xc00007b message

A missing VCRUNTIME140.dll or a corrupted Microsoft Visual C++ Distributable package are other reasons for a malfunction of the AccelerometerST.exe.  Here is a list of common errors:

  • exe runtime error
  • exe error (0xc000007b) on start-up
  • exe -missing VCRUNTIME140.dll error

How to Fix AccelerometerST.exe error?

If you are receiving a system error that is related to AccelerometerST.exe during system startup or a similar issue then you may follow the below steps to fix it:

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Click on Uninstall a Program
  3. Locate HP 3D DriveGuard, right-click and choose Uninstall

Let the system to uninstall the driver. Once, this is done then restart the system.

Now, download the latest version of HP 3D DriveGuard from the official website: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp78001-78500/sp78033.exe

This will fix the error message.

uninstall How to disable or remove AccelerometerST.exe:

As the AccelerometerST.exe is an optional software component, it is sometimes perceived as a modified malware.

If it is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, there is a high chance that it might be a malware camouflaging itself as AccelerometerST.exe.

  • If you suspect that the AccelerometerST.exe running in your machine is not an official version but a Trojan or a malware, simply removing it won’t solve the problem for you.
  • In this case, you should run the machine in Safe Mode with networking and do a full security check-up.
  • However, if it is the corrupted version of the official .exe, it is easier to remove without any fuss.

Of course, you can try to fix the issue of AccelerometerSt.exe Error on Windows by repairing the corrupt file from cmd, as administrator and scanning for errors, or reinstalling the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package.

  • If that fails to solve the issue, you can directly uninstall it from your computer using the uninstaller at the location: MsiExec.exe /X{5601F151-A69F-4E30-8C60-37928124CD07}.
  • Still, in some cases, you may not find the uninstaller if it is corrupted or installed in any other location.
  • For these cases, completely uninstalling the HP 3D Drive Guard is the only way to remove the accelerometerST.exe permanently.
  • For this, go to the Start menu and click on Settings, where you will find the Apps & Features option (Windows 10).
  • Find and select the program.
  • Follow the prompts to remove HP 3D Drive Guard with AccelerometerST.exe.

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