How to Troubleshoot and Fix DLL Errors on Your Computer

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If your PC is not working properly and you are dealing with some DLL errors, you need to do a few things. First of all, you need to know the source of the error. Since these files are not executable, they rely on other programs to work. Generally, the error starts with another software program. You should make a note of the file path, the name of the file, and the app that shows the error. Read on to know the next steps.

Troubleshooting Apps

Application on your computer may show a DLL error for several reasons. At times, the program itself may be corrupt. In this case, it may show a false error. If you think this is the case with you, try reinstalling the app to see if the error appears again.

Update Drivers

DLL errors may be the result of outdated or buggy device drivers. Again, you need to update the drivers of your computer. If you don’t know where to get the drivers, you should go to the website of the manufacturer of your computer.

Scan for Malware

Malware infection in your computer may also cause DLL errors. For troubleshooting, we suggest that you scan your system with a good malware scanning application. You can use any of the top anti-virus software for scanning and fixing DLL errors.

System Restore

If the above tricks don’t work for you, you should restore your computer to a date when you had no DLL issues. Follow the steps below to restore your computer:

· Start your computer and Press F8 in the boot menu. (This will take you in the Safe Mode)

· Once in Safe Mode, you should press R and the Windows key simultaneously to start the Run prompt.

· As soon as the command prompt shows up, type rstrui.exe in the given field.

· Next, you should hit Enter. This will open the Windows System Restore in a new window.

· Now, hit Next for the next step.

· At this step, you need to choose a date to restore your computer. Then click on Next.

· Lastly, Click on Finish to complete the restoration process.

Hopefully, this will fix the error in a few minutes.

Repair The Missing or Corrupted DLL Files

If none of the methods given above work for you, your last resort is to repair the damaged/missing DLL files. All you need to do is replace the old DLL file with a new one. You can also copy the right file from another computer. However, if this trick doesn’t work for you, you can get the file from the Windows Installation CDROM.

Make sure you use the right Disk. For instance, if you are using Windows XP, make sure you get Windows XP installation media. And if you are using Windows 7, make sure you repair your OS with a Windows 7 installation media. The Start-Up repair setup will fix the DLL errors and make your computer work properly once again.

Hopefully, these steps will help you fix the DLL issues with your computer in a few minutes.

Source by Satvik Mittal

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