DLL files (Dynamic-Link Libraries) are Windows libraries developed and implemented by Microsoft. DLL files are just as important as files with EXE extension, and DLL files are simply impossible to implement without tools with an .exe extension.
The Windows operating system uses DLL files for its correct functioning. Any program running on Windows makes use of several DLL files that are used modularly in different parts of the application.
The use of DLLs helps with the modularization and reuse of code when developing an application, as well as optimizing the use of memory and disk space. In this way, the Windows operating system and programs load faster and take up less space on the computer.
When using a program, errors may occur due to dependencies that are created when installing it, since another program may be using the same dependency and an error occurs when running it.
Most of these dependency problems have been solved by using assemblies with the introduction of the .NET Framework.
Common DLL errors
There are several reasons why you may get errors with a DLL, e.g. deletion of the file, corrupt file, malicious software, faulty applications, a corrupted Windows registry, etc.
The most frequent errors related to the DLL issues are:
- "The program can't start because DLL is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem".
- "DLL Missing".
- "DLL Not Found".
- "Error loading DLL. The specified module could not be found".
- "DLL is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem".
- "This application has failed to start because DLL was not found. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem".
- "DLL is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vender for support".
How to Fix DLL errors
- Download DLL and install it manually.
- Repair DLL automatically using the error fixing tool.
- Install Or Reinstall The Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable Package.
- Reinstall the program.
- Fix the corrupted file with the SFC tool.
- Use a registry cleaner.
- Fix corrupted DLL file by system restore.