Dealing With Frequent DLL Errors

DLL files or Dynamic Link Libraries are used by your Windows operating system to save executable program codes that are dynamically loaded to system memory only when they are required. Use of DLL files helps to save storage space on the hard disk because programs can share DLL files comprising common functions they need to use and also helps in saving system resources because the DLL file is loaded only when it needs to be used.

At any given time, a Windows computer may comprise hundreds of DLL files. Many of these files are installed when you setup your Windows operating system. The rest are copied later when you install a new application. In order to work, all DLL files are first registered in the Windows registry.

With the presence of so many DLL files, there can be several reasons for DLL errors. For example, missing msvcrt.dll or missing msvcr71.dll errors may occur when:

* The file is overwritten by another—usually older—version.
* The file is deleted by a disk cleanup utility, program uninstallation process or user error.
* The file is damaged due to application or System crashes.
* The file is unable to work normally due to hardware problems.

To prevent these problems, you need to do the following:

While installing any new program, be careful NOT to overwrite current versions of files with their older versions.

* When uninstalling, ensure that you do not delete any file that is shared with other applications on your computer.

* Try to avoid downloading software from unsolicited web sites. Many freeware and shareware software available on these websites is usually not tested properly and are known to have buggy coding. When you install a buggy software on your computer it may generate DLL and other related errors.

* If your application is failing to load and is generating errors, there might be some problems with its files. If this application provides an option to repair the files, you may use it to try and resolve the error. Otherwise, you may uninstall this application and then reinstall it.

* Both physical problems with a hardware or programming problem with its device driver may generate DLL errors. To detect physical problems in a hardware, you may use a reliable PC diagnostics tool. If a problem is detected you may have to get this component repaired or replaced. To resolve problems related to a device driver, you may use the Device Manager utility. Using this utility, you may update, uninstall, and reinstall the faulty driver. The utility also allows you to rollback a recent update that may be causing problems on the system.

Some DLL errors occur when a required software is not found on the disk. For example, the “xvidcore.dll not found” error may occur when you try to play XviD media files and you do not have the XviD codec installed on your computer. Install the required software to carry out your operation to resolve these errors.

In addition to corrective measures discussed above it is also recommended that you use dependable and efficient antimalware and registry cleaner tools to ensure that your PC stays free from malware infections and your registry stays compact and error free.

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