Introduction To DLL Errors
One day you decide you want to run a program you may not have run in a while, so you click the icon to open the application. Low and behold you receive a frightening error message similar to: “Error starting program. A required .DLL file xxx.DLL was not found.” or “Cannot find the file xxx.exe (or one of its components.)“.
A Dll error is simply a missing or corrupted system file that is needed to run your application that may have been deleted or damaged.
How Does A DLL File Become Missing?
The most common reason is during software uninstalls. The system may accidentally remove required Dll files during the process without you even knowing it.
Another cause could be a hard drive cleaner utility that is used to clean up your hard drive. Some individuals may even delete Dll files by accident by deleting files they don’t think they need.
How Can I Fix The Problem?
One way is to reinstall your software application. many times the application may have the file already within the program, thus reinstalling the program will replace the Dll file automatically. Just don’t forget to back up any important files before you reinstall just in case, so you don’t lose them.
Another way you can attempt to fix the issue is by searching the web for a copy of the file, and install it. There are many sites and resources on the web that house Dll files and allow you to download them for free. Just make sure you scan the file with a good anti-virus program before installing it.
You can also attempt to revert your PC back to a point where you did not experience the error message. Using the handy system restore utility in Windows, you most users can restore their PC in less than 5 minutes.
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