How to Fix Missing DLL Errors the Correct Way

September 29, 2011 |

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Each and every Windows user has experienced a missing DLL error at least once

We all know how frustrating it is to run a program and receive a “Error starting program. A required .DLL file xxxxxxxx.DLL was not found.” The worst bit about this error is that it doesn’t tell you how to fix it. As a result, you can’t run the program, don’t know how to fix it and become very angry. But that’s not all – the really nasty bit is that you get tons of DLL download websites when you Google for a solution. And these websites usually do more harm than good by totally messing up your computer settings and system files. So, here are the correct tips to follow to fix missing DLL errors:

  • Most DLL errors can be fixed by reinstalling the application that is causing them. Simply uninstall the program that is giving you the error messages, clean the registry with a reliable registry cleaner to get rid of any leftovers, and reinstall the application. Doing this should replace the missing file that was causing the error with a new one.
  • Incorrect software uninstalls can also be responsible for missing DLL errors. So, if you’ve recently uninstalled a program and especially if you had to force-remove application entries from the Windows registry, you should reinstall the program and then uninstall it again. If that doesn’t help, use System Restore to roll back to a date before you started getting the error.
  • Incorrect software uninstalls can also be responsible for missing DLL errors. So, if you’ve recently uninstalled a program and especially if you had to force-remove application entries from the Windows registry, you should reinstall the program and then uninstall it again. If that doesn’t help, use System Restore to roll back to a date before you started getting the error.
  • Download the latest version of the software that is giving you the DLL error. It could be a bug and there might be a fix available from the manufacturer.
  • Download the missing DLL file from the Internet. Don’t use any of the DLL-download websites, but refer to either Microsoft’s website or the software manufacturer’s website.
  • Update your operating system. Some DLL errors are caused by incompatibility, and patching your OS should fix that.

See how different dll files work: Nvcpl.dllVersion.dllKernel32.dllZlib1.dllFramedyn.dllWnaspi32.dllMsvbvm60.dllNtdll.dllUser32.dllAdvapi32.dllMsvbvm50.dllMshtml.dllMso.dll

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