Lost or damaged DLLs along with lost or corrupted registry keys are the most common cause of most Windows errors and problems. The next article will discuss some common ways to recover a lost or damaged DLL, so follow each step carefully. Our website contains many useful sections, including a dedicated system error center. More detailed step-by-step troubleshooting instructions can be found on our Windows 11 Fix page.
Although the average user is not as familiar with how DLL files work, these files are required to run almost all programs in Windows 10 and all other versions of the operating system. And if an important and critical DLL is missing from your computer, you probably won’t be able to run the program or application you need. So, in this article, we are going to show you what to do if a specific DLL file is missing from your computer. Missing DLL files can cause many problems on your computer and users have reported the following issues:
DysSysmenu file is missing
Many users reported missing Sysmenu files on their PC. This can be a big problem, but you should be able to fix the problem with an SFC or DISM scan.
Msvcr100.dll file missing error
This file is usually associated with the Visual C ++ Redistributables, and after installing the prerequisites, the issue should be resolved.
T8extpex.dll file is missing
T8extpex.dll is another file that may be missing, however, you should be able to repair it using one of our solutions.
Hal.dll files are missing
Another problematic file is Hal.dll. If this file is missing, you will not be able to launch your favorite applications.
DLL for iTunes Missing, SQL Developer
Many users reported missing DLL files for their favorite applications. This is a fairly common problem and you can fix it by reinstalling the problematic application.
Kernel32.dll files are missing
Several users reported that Kernel32.dll is missing from their PC. This is a system file, but you should be able to repair it by fixing your Windows installation. To understand the problem better, let’s first tell what a DLL is. DLL is short for Dynamic Link Library and is a file type that contains a set of instructions used by other programs to perform specific operations.
For example, programs use a DLL to find free space on your hard drive, find a file in your home directory, and so on. If your computer does not have a DLL that requires a particular program, you will not be able to run that program and will receive an error message. Now let’s see what to do if the DLL file is missing on your computer.
What can I do if the DLL is missing from my Windows 10?
Run a third party DLL fixer
There are many third-party programs that promise to repair or replace missing or damaged DLL files, and most of them stay true to their word. However, if you only pick one, then you can’t go wrong with Restoro. Among many other great features to help with PC optimization, Restoro will replace your missing or damaged DLL files with new, clean and updated files. This is done by comparing your DLL database to your own and also where you get the missing DLLs.Let Restoro do a complete system scan.
When the scan is complete, click Clean NowThis is when you need to activate your license key
Before starting the restore process, Restoro will create a restore point for your system in case something goes wrongRestoro will now proceed to troubleshoot the DLL issue.
Start SFC Scanner
Right click on the Start Menu button and select Command Prompt (Admin) ,Enter the following command and click Login :Wait for the process to complete (this may take a while as it will scan your entire system for errors).Reboot your computer.Check if your DLL is missing.
SFC Scanner is a native Windows tool for solving various system related problems. This tool can also be used to detect critical missing DLL files on your computer, so we will try to fix the missing DLL problem first.
If SFC Scanner detects a missing DLL you are good to go, but in case this tool is useless, try some of the solutions listed below. If you’re having trouble accessing the command line as an administrator, you’d better check out this guide.
Run Administrative command symbol (as shown above).Enter the following command at the command prompt and click Login:Wait for the process to finish.Reboot your computer.
This solution is similar to the first, since the DISM (Deployment Image & Servicing Management) tool is used when the SFC Scanner cannot restore system files, in our case, look for the required DLL file.
If the SFC scanner does not solve the problem, you should run DISM. But even if this tool is useless for your DLL problem, you will have to fix it manually.
Load the DLL file manually
Therefore, if there is no other way to fix the missing DLL problem, you can manually download it from the Internet. But keep in mind that there are many sites on the Internet that offer free DLLs, but only a few are trustworthy.
It should also be noted that if you are able to run a third-party program or game due to the missing DLL file, try reinstalling that program and possibly reinstalling the DLL file as well.If you are not comfortable downloading missing dll files online, try copying them from another working PC.