How to Fix DLL Missing Errors on Windows 7/8/10?

What’s DLL file?

DLL is a dynamic link library file format used for holding multiple codes and procedures for Windows programs. DLL files were created so that multiple programs could use their information at the same time, aiding memory conservation.

How to fix DLL Missing Errors?

A DLL file refers to a Dynamic Link Library file, which is an external part of the application running on Windows. Common DLL files are typed like: combase.dll, com.dll and regFilter.dll etc. DLL files are necessary to launch a program although they are not used frequently as editorial files. If the DLL file is corrupted or missing from your system, you could receive a DLL file missing message such as “the program cannot start because *.dll is missing, try reinstalling the program to fix this problem”.

Generally, the easiest way to deal with the problem is to restart your computer. It can be a startup failure sometimes, so restart will fix it. But if it doesn’t work after restarting Windows system, you may need to take some other steps.

Uninstall and then reinstall Software

Common DLL files missing problems can be fixed by reinstalling the software if the problem shows when you use a specific program. Remember not to ignore any step that might help deal with the problem. After reinstalling, you can try if it works properly.

Run Registry Junk Scanner like WinUtilities Registry Cleaner or ScanmyReg

The program scans the Windows registry and finds incorrect or obsolete information in the registry. By fixing these obsolete information in Windows registry, your system will run faster and error free. It also defragments the registry, keeping it streamlined for smoother system performance.

Here is a tutorial for DLL errors fixing with WinUtilities Registry Cleaner

Check for Windows Updates

DLL files missing problem can also require Windows Update, the new patches are accessible to repair the DLL files missing problems. To check for Windows Update, you can just run your system settings. WIN+I to open Windows settings, then choose “Update & Security”. “Check for Update” to see the result. If there is update available, try the update and restart your computer to see if the problem has been fixed.