In this article, we will look at an instance of the divxdecoder.dll error that you may encounter while starting an application.
When starting the Word of Warcraft (WOW) game, the game does not start and you may receive the following error message:
"This application has failed to start because DivxDecoder.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."
The above problem may arise due to a variety of reasons, ranging from – a corrupt or missing divxdecoder.dll file, damaged game (WOW) files, outdated video driver files, malware infection, and registry issues.
Depending on the cause of the divxdecoder.dll error, you are advised to perform the following steps to fix the error:
Run the built-in WOW repair utility
To fix the above error, run the repair utility (repair.exe) that is included in your WOW folder. If the error is occurring due to damaged files, the error should be fixed by running the repair utility.
If the error persists, restore your computer to a prior date before the error started appearing. To do a system restore, on the Start menu navigate to All Programs expand Accessories, expand System Tools and then select System restore. In the System Restore wizard, follow the on-screen instructions to perform system restore.
Uninstall and reinstall the game
If the divxdecoder.dll not found error persists, uninstall and reinstall the game to fix the error. Uninstall Word of Warcraft, using the game uninstaller. You may also use a reliable uninstaller tool, such as Perfect Uninstaller to ensure complete removal of WOW files.
Run a malware scan
Malware programs, such as virus, worms, and trojans corrupt your DLL files, such as divxdecoder.dll. As a result, an error may occur every time an application such as WOW tries to access the infected divxdecoder.dll file. To fix divxdecoder.dll errors occurring due to malware infection, run a malware scan on your entire system using reliable and top-rated antimalware tools, such as STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease.
Update your video drivers
The divxdecoder.dll error you are experiencing could be due to outdated video drivers. To fix the error, update your video drivers. You may update your video drivers manually or use an advanced driver scanner tool, such as Driver Finder that efficiently and quickly updates your drivers, as and when new updates are released.
Run a registry scan
A corrupt or damaged registry can cause various errors, including frequent DLL errors. If the above divxdecoder.dll not found error is occurring due to registry issues, run a registry scan using efficient registry cleaning software, such as PCHealthBoost. PCHealthBoost is an advanced tool that enables you to perform deep registry scan and efficiently removes all the bad registry entries. You may also use PCHealthBoost to perform custom registry scans to identify and fix only DLL errors.
I’ve deleted the divxdecoder.dll file by mistake – how do I get it back?
Once in a while, we all delete an important file by mistake. If you have accidentally deleted the divxdecoder.dll file, don’t panic. You can restore the file from the Recycle Bin. If the divxdecoder.dll file is gone from the Recycle Bin too, use reliable and efficient file recovery software, such as Spotmau Powersuite or Data Recovery Pro to recover the lost file.
Alternatively, download divxdecoder.dll from a free and reliable online DLL directory to procure a fresh copy of divxdecoder.dll.