Tips for Troubleshooting DLL Errors
Are you receiving recurring application errors, such as DLL errors?
If YES, and if you are thinking of hiring an expert to resolve these errors, such as DLL errors, we implore you to wait and read this article first.
Application errors, such as DLL errors are not difficult to troubleshoot. And this article will show you why it is so. Perform the simple steps mentioned in this article to troubleshoot common DLL errors, such as m3skin.dll, hpzjrd01.dll, and msvcr80.dll errors on your own.
Step #1: Run a malware scan
Did you know malware infection is a common cause of recurring DLL errors, such as the msvcr80.dll error?
Malware programs are known to alter the codes embedded in DLL files. As a result, a DLL error occurs when another program or process calls upon the infected DLL file.
If you are experiencing recurring DLL errors, run a malware scan to check if this is not the case on your computer.
Step #2: Uninstall and Reinstall the application with you are getting the DLL error
Are you getting a DLL error only with a particular application?
If you just said YES, then chances are either the DLL file listed in the error message is missing or corrupt, or there is some problem with one or more application files.
To fix the matter, uninstall and reinstall the application.
Similarly, if you have started receiving the DLL error after you have uninstalled a program then reinstall it and check if the error is fixed. The reason why we are saying this is because at times shared DLLs are also removed while uninstalling a program. This leads to the situation when another programs calls upon the deleted shared DLL file but the system is unable to locate it and thus returns a DLL error.
Step #3: Update your Windows, software, and driver files
When was the last time you installed Windows updates or for that matter updated your software and device drivers?
If your answer is, “Can’t remember,” then chances are your files are outdated. Outdated files can various problems, including DLL errors.
To automatically install new Windows updates keep the built-in Automatic Update feature enabled (this useful feature was first introduced with Windows ME and since then has been an integral part of Windows).
Many third-party software have a built-in update feature. Use it to keep your software files up-to-date. If the feature is not present in some software, then install the new updates manually from the software manufacturer’s website.
You can update your driver files either manually by visiting the driver manufacturer’s website (this approach can be time-consuming) or use a reliable driver update tool to have your drivers automatically updated.
Step #4: Perform System Restore
If the DLL error persists, restore your system to a prior date when you were not receiving the error.
Step #5: Clean your registry
Issues in the registry can lead to various errors, including DLL errors. If you have not cleaned your registry before, its time you scanned your registry using advanced registry maintenance software to get rid of all the redundant and incorrect registry entries.
Perform the steps illustrated above to fix and prevent DLL errors and improve performance of your Windows computer.
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