When trying to operate a software program, you might occasionally encounter a problem where you are told that there is a missing .dll file, an error with dll or a corrupted dll. This can be an especially difficult problem to deal with because the name of the missing or corrupted file is not always very clear. It might be something like "kernel32.dll" which could indicate a multitude of things. Still, there are things you can do to resolve this problem.
Downloading the File
If you are able to identify the dll with a problem, you might be able to download the file in question and replace the problematic dll. First, find out the software program associated with the dll problem. Then, type the software program and the name of the dll file into a search engine. The software company associated with the dll might provide it for download. If you are not sure about what software program the dll file is associated with, type the name of the dll into a search bar and you might be able to find the location of the file. Then, find out what folder the file is in and which software program that folder is associated with.
Sometimes, the dll is associated with one software program, but is used by a secondary software program. If you uninstall the primary software program, but not the secondary program, the dll may be removed. Then, when you execute the secondary program, it won't be able to find the dll. The solution is to either reinstall the primary software program or locate the dll file and restore it separately.
Replacing Your Hard Drive
If the dll problem keeps reoccurring even after you replace the dll file, you might have a failing hard drive. Fortunately, most hard drives have a built in feature known as S.M.A.R.T. that will identify when the hard drive is failing and will warn you of this. If you haven't done so already, backup your essential files. Then, look into getting a new hard drive or a new computer, depending on how old your computer is.
Some viruses overwrite or delete dll files. If you restore the proper dll file, the virus might simply overwrite or delete it again. The only way to resolve this is to remove the virus. Run an anti-virus program. If it is not able to detect the virus, your computer might still be infected. You should contact computer services.
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