How to fix MSVCP140.dll is missing windows 11,10,8,7
Has it ever happened to you that you are so excited to finally hop on to your computer and have a relaxing game session, but you see some message popping up out of nowhere saying ‘Hahaha next time’? Well, I am talking about errors that occur because some important file got corrupted for no reason, only to annoy you during your precious video game time. One of the most common errors that you will most definitely face as a PC gamer would be the ‘MSVCP140.dll is missing from your computer’ error. It can happen if somehow your MSVCP140.dll gets corrupted or deleted. Here we have 2 methods to fix this issue for you and get you back to using your system like before!
Ways to fix MSVCP140.dll is missing.
- Reinstall Visual C++ Redistributable 2015.
- Manually install MSVCP140.dll file
- Do a system restore to undo the system settings
- Reinstalll the programm causing the issue
1.Manually download MSVCP140.dll
The most common fix for ‘MSVCP140.dll is missing’ would be to simply re-install MSVCP140.dll.Go to this link and download the required MSVCP140.dll file. Make sure you first check what architecture your system is and download the correct version of the DLL file. Paste the DLL file in the following folder ‘C:\Windows\System32’ if you have a 64bit system and in the ‘C:\Windows\SysWOW64’ dor 32bit. Make sure you Allow the prompt asking for permission and replace the file if it is already there(The old one could be corrupted).
2. Install/Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2010.
Softwares using visual C++ require the latest version of the Visual C++ Redistributable library to function fully. Go to the following link and ensure you have appropriate versions of the Visual C++ Redistributable installed on your computer (Visual C++ Redistributable 2015). This should solve the ‘MSVCP140.dll is missing’ issue for you and you should be able to get back to enjoying your peaceful gaming session!
Check for Malware
If nothing works for you try to check if there are any malicious files on your computer and get rid of them. It’s quite possible you could have downloaded malware onto your system and it corrupted important dll files. It’s always good to run scans on your computer from time to time and stay safe.
Restore Windows to a previous date to undo system changes
Windows provides us with a way to restore our system to a previous date if we have created a restore point or backup in case we need to undo some changer or recover our files. Restoring your system to a previous date will undo the changes you have made recently and potentially fix resolve the issue.
In case the problem still persists it reinstalling windows could be your only way to get around the issue make sure you backup your hard drive and Important files before doing so.
The above steps should solve your issue and you should be able to get back at playing your favourite game! Check out more fixes for game-related issues here.
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