Have you encountered a DLL error message on your computer screen? Maybe when you tried to open a program a frightening pop up appears saying that the files are missing or corrupted? There are many problems that a computer can have and one of the most annoying of all is the DLL error. When you have this message, certain computer reactions may happen at one time or another and may be simultaneous. Your computer may crash, hang or won’t allow you to open certain programs. DLL errors are caused by either corrupt registry entries or file corruption. This type of error should be repaired immediately and won’t go away if it is just closed or ignored. But first, lets take a look at what a DLL file is.
DLL stands for Dynamic Link Library and they provide functionality on Windows operating systems. DLL is a library of data or executable functions that can be used my many different Windows applications. The use of DLL in Windows based operating system promotes code modularization and code reuse which helps to increase memory and reduce disk space. DLL files are essential to many programs and without them, things won’t work. Many times, a DLL may be accidentally deleted when certain software is uninstalled but DLL errors may also be the end results of a virus infection. Don’t panic yet, DLL errors can be fixed without too much trouble.
Often, the DLL error messages are caused by a specific program. You may pinpoint the said program when you try to open it up, you will see a pretty big error message. For example, if you are having problems opening Adobe Reader, and you get an error message saying missing DLL, the problem is with that specifc program. The easiest fix for this is to uninstall the program and reinstall it again. Reinstalling the program also reinstalls the DLL so the problem is fixed.
Another method to stop annoying DLL error messages is to run the system restore utility on Windows. Just restore it to a point or date before the DLL error message appeared. A good system restore should fix the error right away. Some DLL errors may not let your computer run properly so you should start your computer in safe mode before doing the system restore.
If you still have DLL errors, search and download software from the internet that is intended for the restoration and fixing of corrupt DLL files. In the case of shared DLLs problems, you may need to download the specific DLL file from a repository online. Otherwise, you can also try a Registry clean to fix your DLL errors.
Every computer user experiences DLL errors in their computing life so you are not alone.