Fix DLL Errors

DLL files form a large part of the Windows operating system. DLL stands for dynamic link library and these file types (.dll) store data and code that can be accessed by multiple programs at the same time, it is very similar to a library that provides resources to different applications. This helps make the Windows operating system faster and more efficient.

Due to the heavy reliance on .dll files, we can expect to have a regular occurence of DLL errors. If a .dll file goes missing, gets corrupted or deleted this will impact on many programs, because the DLL file is a shared resource. If system critical .dll files go missing, you can have a serious problem.

If you do have DLL errors, your PC can become sluggish and more prone to crashing. But generally the first signs will be failing applications or seeing reports of DLL errors. DLL errors can occur to lack of PC maintenance, malware, viruses and accidental deletion of files. In any case, you will need to take action to repair the problem. Unfortunately the .dll files will not repair themselves.

Here are some key causes of DLL problems

  • Software you uninstall may delete a .dll file that was required by other applications or the OS
  • Installed software can overwrite a .dll file with an out-of-date or incompatible version
  • The .dll file could be removed by a virus infection
  • Your computer could have hardware problems such as a faulty drive, causing corruption of .dll files
  • Spyware, malware, adware and trojans can delete or corrupt.dll files

If you intend to fix DLL errors, the first step is to run a Registry scanner on your PC. A good Registry cleaner will completely scan the Registry and fix all associated errors including .dll and .exe errors. You will also get a very nice improvement in speed and performance.

If the problem is a missing or corrupt .dll file, you will need to locate and re-install the file. Many system files can be downloaded from the Microsoft support site. For third party applications you may need to re-install the application again. A Registry scan may locate the missing .dll files, so running a scan is a good place to start.