Common DLL Errors and Solutions

The number of applications that are installed on computers has increased exponentially over the last few years. One of the main reasons for this is that as a user, you may not be as concerned about hard disk space and memory than in the past. Another reason is that it is quite easy to download new applications and install them on your PC.

While it is true that the latest computers have enormous amounts of space, it is also true that each new application increases the probability of encountering a computer error. However, since a large number of these applications are regularly used, it is not possible to get rid of all of them. So, the best solution for errors related to these applications is to learn how to troubleshoot them efficiently as well as effectively. This will help you eliminate the requirement of a computer expert to solve many of your computer errors.

This article provides an insight into a common category of computer application error known as DLL errors. It further goes on to enlist various reasons behind these errors and provides easy solutions for them.

DLL or Dynamic Link Library files comprise code libraries that are shared among different applications, programs and even your Windows operating system. These files help save precious system resources and enhance computer performance. However, like all good things even DLL files have some ill side-effects and can cause problems for your PC.

Some of the common examples of errors related to DLL files are:

  1. Dll not found error
    Example: “Error Starting Program – A Required .Dll File, Msvcp60.Dll, Was Not Found”
  2. Rundll error
    Example: “RUNDLL: Error loading C:\windows\system 32\bridge.dll. The specified module could not be found.”
  3. System32 dll error
    Example: “Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows    root>\system32\hal.dll. Please re-install a copy of the above file.”
  4. Kernel32.dll error
    Example: “EXPLORER caused an invalid page fault in module KERNEL32.DLL at 015f:bff9d709”

To find a DLL error fix you must always begin by trying to understand what the error message is trying to communicate. Write down the file name and see if the error message says anything about the status of that file – see if it is missing. Then you may search for that DLL file on the web. Try to locate a genuine source of DLL files. You should download the correct file and save it in the appropriate folder. If the old DLL file is still there, you must remove it before saving the new one. If the file is a system file, you may get it from your operating system installation disk.

All kinds of viruses and spyware are known to enter computer systems and create havoc. At times, malicious software will choose DLL files as their target and create several errors. To prevent this, you must regularly scan your PC for such malware and weed them out.

If a DLL error happens when the installation process of a new program is going on, then it is recommended that you immediately uninstall the new program to see if the problem still exists.

A popular method to repair all kinds of application errors is to use a reliable Windows registry cleaner. This tool can automatically help detect roots of all kinds of errors in your registry and repair them efficiently.