How to Fix Windows Registry DLL Errors and Problems

missing msvcr80dllConquer Your Windows Registry Issues

Many times, fixing your Windows Registry is as simple as correcting errors related to DLL files.  While most DLL errors are unique, there are basic steps that you can take to fix common DLL problems.

Your first step should involve saving all data and closing all open applications on your computer.  Next, try to open an application one at a time to see if it opens correctly.  This is important because this technique will help you determine which application may be causing the DLL error. You may also want to try to shut your computer system down completely and then re-boot and attempt to open each application individually.  If, however, your system has crashed or if it is left hanging, this routine will not work for you.

Another option that you should consider, is updating your Windows drivers.  Sometimes when you add a new device (hardware) or software, the drivers do not get updated correctly resulting in DLL errors and system conflicts.  Similarly, you should also keep your files updated that support your Windows operating system.  Sometimes, by not having the most recent operating files, your computer can error out.

General software updates that support individual applications should also occur.  Oftentimes, these updates contain critical files that if not properly installed, can also cause damage to your system.  Moreover, these software updates often contain newer and more efficient versions of the required DLL files.

Our Computer Technician’s Note: If you try a do-it-yourself (DIY) method to fix and repair DLL errors, this will require that you have some technical knowledge and trust where you are downloading your DLL files.  The recommended solution is to utilize a registry cleaner that will automate the DLL clean-up process in 3 simple steps.  You can download a DLL Error Fixer here.

fix msvcr80How Correct Your Windows Registry By Replacing A Missing DLL File

If you have re-booted, updated your Windows device drivers and software, and are still encountering DLL problems, then your next step is to attempt to replace the DLL file.  In most cases, the error message that you receive will often contain the name of the DLL file and path.  It is important to write down this information.  Next, go to your computer’s file folders and try to locate the file.  If you realize that the DLL file name is incorrectly named, you’ll need to create a copy of the existing file and then rename it.  It’s recommended that you do not delete the incorrectly named file as it may be required by another application.  Remember, even the slightest name change such as 1 digit or character can throw your whole system off.

If you notice that the DLL file is missing all together, then you’ll have to search for and replace the DLL file.  A first step is to perform a search for the file on your computer. Make sure to search for this file on each drive on your computer (it can usually be found on the drive that has Windows installed).  If you located the file, then you’ll want to copy it and save it to the file path that you documented when you received the error message.  After doing this, your DLL problem should be solved (To fix a missing MSVCR80.DLL file click the link).

However, if you cannot locate the missing DLL file, you will need to download a copy of the file from the internet.  Ensure to use caution if you need to resort to this step.  Downloading files from the internet poses certain dangers such as viruses and spyware which could further harm your computer.  Your best bet is to download the file from a reputable online provider (such as Microsoft or CNET).  Once you’ve downloaded the DLL file, you’ll want to save it to the file path contained in the error message that you recorded in the earlier step.  Upon doing this, your DLL error should be corrected.

In the event that none of the steps outlined solve your DLL error, then it is suggested that you use a registry cleaner to fix all DLL errors.  A good registry cleaner will also boost the speed of your computer system and will ensure that it operates smoothly.

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