Five Tips for Troubleshooting and Fixing DLL Errors By Shalini Madhav

Are you trying to deal with the recurring DLL errors on your computer? If so, we suggest that you wait for a while and read this guide first. Actually, DLL errors can be easy to troubleshoot. Below are some simple steps that you can follow in order to do the same.

1. Perform a malware scan

If you have been receiving these errors over and over again, malware infection can be the culprit. Actually, these programs can change the codes in your system DLL files. The error may show up when another app or process tries to access the infected file.

If you are having these errors, we suggest that you scan your computer for a malware infection. The scan may find and fix the errors.

2. Uninstall and Reinstall the application

Are you getting the error message only when you launch a certain app? If so, chances are that the file may be missing or corrupt. How can you fix this problem? Well, all you have to do is uninstall the app and then reinstall it from the installation disk.

In the same way, if you get the error message after uninstalling the program, you may want to reinstall it. This may fix the issue. Actually, what happens is that some essential shared DLL files also get removed during the uninstall process. Reinstalling the app will update the target folder with the missing DLL file.

3. Outdated drivers and software

Have you installed the latest updates for your operating system? Have you installed the latest drivers for your devices? If you have not done so, make sure you update the outdated files as soon as possible.

If you want to install the updates automatically, make sure you check the box that states "automatic updates". This is an integral feature of Windows operating systems.

You can also find tons of third-party apps that have this update feature. So, you can use this feature in order to keep your apps updated all the time. If some of your apps don't have this feature, you can download and install the updates manually. To do this, you should go to the official website of the software developer. If you don't want to go through this long process, you can use a good driver update tool. This tool will find the latest drivers and download them for you.

4. Perform a System Restore

If you have followed all of the steps given above and you still have the same problem, you can do a system restore to a previous date. In some cases, this is a great solution.

5. Clean your registry

At times, your system registry may have issues. As a result, you may get DLL errors. But if you have not done a registry clean-up, you may want to use an advanced registry app in order to scan and fix your registry. The app may help you get rid of the incorrect and redundant entries.

So, you can follow the steps explained above to troubleshoot and fix the DLL errors in a few minutes.

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