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An Inside Look At DLL Errors And How To Resolve Them

An Inside Look At DLL Errors And How To Resolve Them

Anyone who has used a Windows computer for some time will be no stranger to DLL (Dynamic Link Library) errors and the problems they can cause. It is virtually impossible to completely get rid of DLL errors because of the large number of them on every computer. However, the good news is that DLL errors are fairly simple to resolve and even a novice computer user can easily deal with them.

In this article, we will try to understand these common computer application errors and enlist some easy steps that you can follow to troubleshoot them.

We begin the process of resolving DLL errors by finding out what DLL files are and why they are required on a computer.

You cannot directly execute a DLL file. These files are dynamically loaded when they are called upon by a program or an exe file. When called, they are loaded in the memory of the program that requires its services. DLL files contain codes that allow programs to perform one or more specific functions. Various programs can simultaneously use a DLL file to seek the features that come with that DLL. This arrangement of having shared DLLs improves the speed and efficiency of a Windows computer.

Now, let’s look at some common examples of DLL error messages that you may come across:

Listed below are some common causes of DLL errors:

Depending on the cause of the DLL error, you can perform the following steps to resolve the issue:

Download the missing DLL file from the Internet

The first thing you need to do when you encounter a DLL error is to check to see if the DLL file is present on your computer or not. If you find that the DLL file is missing, download a new copy of the DLL file from a reliable resource such as a trusted online DLL directory.

Reinstall the program that is generating the DLL error

If the DLL file is present and you are getting a DLL error only when you try to run a particular program, uninstall and reinstall the program to fix the error.

Install the latest Windows updates

If the error still persists, download and install the latest Windows updates. To do this, either visit the Microsoft website and manually download and install the updates, or enable the Automatic Update Feature.

Perform a malware scan

The DLL error that you may be facing might be due to malware infection. To fix the DLL error, run a malware scan on your entire computer using advanced antivirus and antispyware tools.

Perform a registry scan

A corrupt or damaged registry is often found to be the root cause of DLL errors, such as msvcrt71.dll and vpmsece4.dll errors. To resolve DLL errors occurring due to registry problems, run a thorough registry scan using a top-rated registry cleaner.

Whenever you encounter a DLL error, perform the above mentioned DLL error fix to troubleshoot it on your Windows computer on your own.
An Inside Look at DLL Errors
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