How to Fix Mshtml.dll Error by Pete F Morgan

"Mshtml.dll" enables browsers to analyze and use HTML and Cascading Style Sheets or CSS. So, when browsers fail to find that particular file, they end up crashing. If you've been facing PC problems and you think they're related to the DLL file, you really need to read this article.

Here's one important question that needs to be answered right away - what's the best way of knowing for sure that you're facing "Mshtml" errors? If you see any of these messages on your computer screen, your hunch is right:

The DLL file is not found.
The path to mshtml.dll cannot be found.
Mshtml.dll is missing. Please install again.
Reinstall Mshtml.dll to fix the problem.
Mshtml.dll is either not designed to run on Windows.
Mshtml.dll location is not found.

What are these errors? How can they be remedied? To find the answers to those questions, you'll have to learn more about computer crashes.

Causes of the crash

An mshtml crash could be caused by the following:

1. The file was corrupted by malicious programs
2. The file was accidentally removed or mistakenly deleted by the user
3. There is a hardware failure

Initial Response to the Crash

In the event of a crash, do not panic. Your PC can be fixed. Try to assess what happened prior to the crash. Were you deleting files or cleaning your computer when the error occurred? Were you installing a new program? Were you simply running applications when it happened? Based on your answers to these questions, pick the right troubleshooting techniques from this list:

1. Many end up facing the error because they accidentally delete the DLL file. If you think you've deleted it, the first thing you can do is retrieve it from the Recycle Bin. If you have also emptied your Recycle Bin, you can still recover the file by using a free file recovery program. Here's something you need to know though - recovering a corrupted DLL and putting it back in the system folder could lead to much greater problems (your PC might no longer boot to Windows). So, only try this troubleshooting method if you're completely certain that the file's in perfect condition when you accidentally deleted it.

2. If you suspect that the issue is being triggered by malicious programs, immediately scan your entire system for viruses and malware. Do keep in mind though, that not all antivirus applications are made by reputable developers.

3. If the system crashed while changes were being made to important settings, you could try doing a system restore.

4. The error could also be caused by a faulty hardware device driver update. In this case, the best thing to do is revert to the previously-installed version of the driver, meaning you'll have to uninstall the latest driver and reinstall the old one.

5. On the other hand, there would be instances when you would need to do an update to remedy the problem. There's no need to choose a specific Windows update, as most update packs come with all kinds of DLL files.

6. Initialize a system file check to restore the missing or corrupted file.

7. Perform a startup repair if the suggestions above fail to fix the issue. By doing this, you'll be certain that all DLLs in your computer are brought back to their perfectly working state.

8. If doing that didn't resolve the problem, you might need to focus on your PC's registry. Simply download, install, then run a registry-cleanup tool to sort out all registry conflicts.

9. As a last resort, do a clean install of your preferred OS. Take note, however, that all your files would be erased in the process. If you are willing to take this risk, then proceed.

If you're still seeing error pop-ups, it's likely that the problem is hardware related. In other words, your PC's mshtml file is perfectly fine, but one of its physical components isn't. Unless you have another computer lying around in your home, you probably won't be able to troubleshoot hardware concerns. In short, you'll have to bring your computer to a technician.

Solving software-related mshtml errors isn't impossible even for those who aren't tech gurus. Fixing hardware issues, on the other hand, is best left to the experts. Simply put, do not lose your enthusiasm to resolve the problem, but know when to call for help.

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