What can you do with a “DLL file missing” error?

The game industry tirelessly dictates its rules to gamers. Therefore, fans of computer games that do not want to lag behind modern game trends should equip their personal computers not only with good hardware, but also with the latest software.

It is no wonder that all sorts of errors for can occur in the new games. Downloaded hacked games can dazzle the player at any moment with the message that there is no dynamic library. So let’s figure out how to fix the error caused by the lack of the msvcp140.dll file on the system. 

What should you do first?

Most people prefer to download games for free, so questions like “how to fix the error missing a DLL file” repeatedly pop up in the search engines. There are two ways how to fix the error.

Download the file and fix it correctly on your OS

No matter what kind of OS you have. This library is universal and suitable for all versions and all types of x32 and x64 systems. Unpack the resulting archive with the library in any convenient place and copy it to the clipboard (Ctrl + C).

The next step, let’s figure out where to install the DLL file. The bit depth of your OS can determine this. To do this, go to the properties of “My Computer” and look at the “System Type” line. Select the necessary folder and paste the previously copied document from the clipboard.

Until you register this library document in the registry, the OS will not be able to recognize it. To do this, we need to open the “Run” window by clicking on the Win + R keyboard or by clicking on the “Start” button. In the window that appears, type the following command without the quotes “regsvr32 msvcp140.dll” and click OK. Now restart the device and try to start the game.

Reinstall the visual C++ package which includes the DLL file

Sometimes it is not enough just to download and install one DLL file for normal performance of games and apps. In this case, we are talking about Visual C++. To solve the problem drastically, let’s use another simple, but more reliable method.

Firstly, we need to determine whether this package was previously installed. To do this, go to the control panel and select “Programs and components” or click Start-Run and enter the command appwiz.cpl.

Then find the installed Visual C++ packages there and if you already have the Visual C++  package installed, delete it!

After that, proceed according to the points:

  • Download the Visual C++  installer;
  • Download Visual C++;
  • Go to the downloads folder, select the downloaded archive and unpack it.

You have two installation documents, 32-bit and 64-bit. Run the installation of the desired document and follow the instructions. When the installation is complete, restart the computer.