How to Fix MSVCP140.dll missing in Windows 10/8.1/8/7 (All PC games & software fix) - Windows Basics


Thursday, January 31, 2019

How to Fix MSVCP140.dll missing in Windows 10/8.1/8/7 (All PC games & software fix)

If you receive an error The program can’t start because MSVCP140.dll is missing from your computer when trying to open a program like PUBG, Autocad, After Effects, Skype, or some Game, then this article may help you. This occurs when the program you are trying to run requires the MSVCP140.dll file to be present on your computer system. MSVCP140.dll is a Microsoft C Runtime Library file of size around 626 KB, located in the System32 folder, and is installed by Microsoft Visual Studio. If any DLL file goes missing or gets corrupted, you can see such error messages on your screen. These suggestions will apply if MSVCP100.dll, MSVCP110.dll, MSVCP120.dll, MSVCP130.dll are missing as well.
Solutions for “MSVCP140.dll is missing” error
Solutions 1: Reinstall the Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable package
The MSVCP140.dll file is part of the Visual C ++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 package. (You don’t need to know this, but the package provides the components Windows needs to run C ++ applications.)
t’s such an essential package that it gets installed automatically when you install Windows. So chances are the MSVCP140.dll file is actually there, but has become corrupted in some way.
Fortunately, you can simply re-download the package from Microsoft and install it again to fix the problem..
Important note: Make sure you download the file from Microsoft’s official website. Unofficial websites may allow you to download the MSVCP140.dll file instead of the entire package. But files from these unapproved sources may be infected with viruses. So always download from official sites whenever possible.
1.Go to the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Update 3 download page, Choose the correct language, and then click Download.
2.Select the appropriate file for your version of Windows (x64 for the 64-bit version of Windows, and x86 for the 32-bit version). Clicking Next.
3.Once the file has finished downloading, double click it, and follow the instructions to install it.
4.Restart Windows.
5.Try launching the program that was giving you the error.
Solutions 2: Install the MSVCP140.dll file
If MSVCP140.dll is missing or not found in your computer, you can fix your problem by restoring the missing file in your computer. To do so, use the Client.
The Client will fix your DLL error in one click. You don’t have to know what system is running on your computer, and you don’t need to worry about downloading the wrong file. The handles it all for you.
1.Download and install the Client.
2.Run the application.
3.Type MSVCP140.dll in the search box and click Search for DLL file.
4.Click msvcp140.dll in the search result.
5.Click Install (you’re required to register the program before you can install the files – you’ll be prompted when you click Install).

Once install, check if your MSVCP140.dll missing problem has been fixed.
Solutions 3: Clean installation of the program
As the error message says, reinstalling the program may fix the ‘MSVCP140.dll is missing’ problem.
Why? Because the program’s installation files may include the correct version of the MSVCP140.dll file.
Here’s how to do it.
1.Press Windows key + R to bring up the Run dialog box. Type appwiz.cpl and press Enter to bring up a list of all the programs installed on your computer.
2.Right-click on the program that’s giving you the error (in my case it’s Skype) and click Uninstall.
3.Click Yes to confirm you want to uninstall the program.
4.Restart your computer.
5.Reinstall the program, and then launch the program.
Solutions 4: Copy the file from trusted computer
You can also fix this error by copying the same file from another computer and paste it to your own. To do so:
1.Find another computer that runs the same operating system as yours.
The versions (Windows 10/8/7) and architectures (32-bit/64-bit) of both operating systems must be the same.
2.On that computer, open File Explorer (by pressing the Windows logo key and E on your keyboard), then go to C:\Windows\System32 and copy the msvcp140.dll there.
3.Paste the copied file to the same location (C:\Windows\System32) on your own computer. (You may need an external storage device, like a flash drive.)

Try launching the program again and it should be working.

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