Tips for Fixing DLL ErrorsApril 4th, 2014 by Rossy Guide
DLL stands for Dynamic Link Library. A DLL error is the most common Windows error. There are several tips for fixing DLL errors.
1. Reboot Your PC Properly:
If your system has hung or crashed then this may not be an option for you. While it may only be a quick fix and not the most ideal solution, attempting to reopen applications in a different order may prevent the DLL problem from occurring again.
2. Restart the Program Properly:
Close down all open applications after saving your existing work. Attempt to open the applications again and doing the same things you were doing when the problem started. This provides your system and the software with the opportunity to open properly and can genuinely improve your chances of a trouble free session.
3. Try System Restore:
DLL file error will make it impossible for your computer to start. If that’s the case, simply start your computer in safe mode then you can run the system restore.
4. Uninstall/Reinstall the Program Causing Your DLL Problem:
Reinstalling will remove some of the files or DLLs that have become corrupt or problematic in any way and replace them with genuine, clean versions. This may not be the case for those DLLs that are stored as part of the Windows operating system.
5. Update the Program Causing Your DLL Problem:
Most applications include an automatic updater, but whether you choose to use this automated system or manually install updates as and when they become available, ensure that you do download the latest patches and updates. These may contain newer and more efficient versions of DLLs that you need.
6. Update Your Hardware Drivers:
DLLs are sometimes used in conjunction with hardware and peripherals, this simple technique may prevent a lot of headache.
7. Reinstall the Missing/Damaged DLL File:
DLL download sites should always be avoided, even though they sometimes provide a quick fix. There are perfectly safe and acceptable ways of fixing DLL problems without resorting to downloading individual DLL files from these sites.
8. Reinstall the Windows Operating System:
It is necessary to make sure that during the Windows reinstallation process, program settings are neither lost nor damaged in any manner. After the reinstallation is done, you can reinstall the program(s) that was not working previously and was causing the DLL error.
9. Keep Windows Updated:
When you install the Windows operating system, you will be informed of any new updates or patches. You will also be given the opportunity to install them onto your computer. Windows updates include vital patches, as well as security installations that are required to plug any holes left by earlier version of the operating system.
10. Use Your System File Checker (SFC) :
SFC feature that can be used for repairing the damage that a corrupted file has caused. There are two methods in which this feature can be used for tackling the DLL error trouble.