How to Fix Issues with VSTProf.cty (Free Download)

Last Updated: 11/24/2023
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CTY files such as VSTProf.cty are categorized as Game (SimCity City) files. As a SimCity City file, it was created for use in Windows 10 by Microsoft.

VSTProf.cty was first developed on 11/08/2006 in the Windows Vista Operating System for Windows Vista. The latest file update released for Windows 10 was on 07/29/2015 [file version 10]. VSTProf.cty is included in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 8.

Below, you find comprehensive file information, instructions for simple CTY file troubleshooting, and list of free VSTProf.cty downloads for each available file version.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: VSTProf.cty
File Extension: CTY file extension
File Type: Game
Description: SimCity City
User Popularity Rating:
Developer and Software Information
Software Program: Windows 10
Developer: Microsoft
Software: Windows
Software Version: 10
File Details
File Size (Bytes): 146036
Oldest File Date: 01/21/2008
Latest File Date: 03/18/2017

What are VSTProf.cty Error Messages?

General VSTProf.cty Runtime Errors

VSTProf.cty file errors often occur during the startup phase of Windows, but can also occur while the program is running. These types CTY errors are also known as “runtime errors” because they occur while Windows is running. Here are some of the most common VSTProf.cty runtime errors:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Runtime Error!

Program: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\mdmcxav3.inf_x86_cc22ad3e6a4dba93\VSTProf.cty

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

Most CTY errors are due to missing or corrupt files. Your VSTProf.cty file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with Windows), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, VSTProf.cty file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading Windows, system crash while loading or saving VSTProf.cty, bad sectors on your storage media (usually your primary hard drive), or malware infection. Thus, it’s critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

How to Fix VSTProf.cty Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your VSTProf.cty issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the VSTProf.cty error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: Run SFC (System File Checker) to restore the corrupt or missing VSTProf.cty file.

System File Checker is a utility included with every Windows version that allows you scan and restore corrupted system files. Use the SFC tool to fix missing or corrupt VSTProf.cty files (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "cmd" but DO NOT PRESS "ENTER".
  3. Press and hold "CTRL-Shift" on your keyboard while pressing "ENTER".
  4. You'll be prompted with a permission dialog box.
  5. In the box, click "YES".
  6. You should have a black screen with a blinking cursor.
  7. In that black screen, type "sfc /scannow" and hit "ENTER".
  8. SFC will begin scanning for VSTProf.cty issues and any other system file problems.
  9. Follow any on-screen commands to complete the process.

Please be aware that this scan might take a while, so please be patient while it is working.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

sfc /scannow

Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many VSTProf.cty error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the VSTProf.cty error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your VSTProf.cty File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate VSTProf.cty file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free VSTProf.cty files for every applicable version of Windows. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download VSTProf.cty Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy the file into the appropriate directory for your Windows version:

  4. Windows Vista: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\mdmcxhv6.inf_75e17ee5\
    Windows Vista: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\mdmcxhv6.inf_7cdbc735\
    Windows Vista: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\mdmcxpv6.inf_0e118bfe\
    Windows Vista: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\mdmcxpv6.inf_b1a2333d\
    Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\mdmcxhv6.inf_amd64_neutral_81ba64c5b6150dd3\
    Show 10 more directories +
    Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\mdmcxpv6.inf_amd64_neutral_f62ac4bd04e653d0\
    Windows 8: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\mdmcxav3.inf_x86_3c9275be906b01dd\
    Windows 8: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\mdmcxhv3.inf_x86_15b13e9a734fb085\
    Windows 8: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\mdmcxpv3.inf_x86_fb18b60a7ae25b18\
    Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\mdmcxav3.inf_x86_3c9275be906b01dd\
    Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\mdmcxhv3.inf_x86_15b13e9a734fb085\
    Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\mdmcxpv3.inf_x86_fb18b60a7ae25b18\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\mdmcxav3.inf_x86_cc22ad3e6a4dba93\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\mdmcxhv3.inf_x86_8531f8bfcd510af5\
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\mdmcxpv3.inf_x86_cb4232b1afb2dcef\
  5. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve VSTProf.cty problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.

Download VSTProf.cty Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying VSTProf.cty to your appropriate Windows system directory. Microsoft typically does not release Windows CTY files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing VSTProf.cty and all other CTY files for Windows. An incorrectly installed CTY file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

Windows 10
Windows Vista
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7

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