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How to Fix DLL Files Missing Problems on Windows

A DLL file refers to a Dynamic Link Library file, which is an external part of the application running on Windows. Common DLL files are typed like: comebase.dll, combat.dll and FegFilter.dll etc. DLL files are necessary to launch a program although they are not used frequently as editorial files. If the DLL file is corrupted or missing from your system, you could receive a DLL file missing message such as “the program cannot start because ***.dll is missing, try reinstalling the program to fix this problem”.

Generally, the easiest way to deal with the problem is to restart your computer. It can be a startup failure sometimes, so restart will fix it. But if it doesn’t work after restarting Windows system, you may need to take some other steps. Here are the available solutions to fix dll files not found errors on Windows 10, 8, and 7 PCs.

Solution one: Re-install the software

Common DLL files missing problems can be fixed by reinstalling the software if the problem shows when you use a specific program. Try reinstalling or updating the known program and see if the error is still there.  Remember not to ignore any step that might help deal with the problem. After reinstalling, you can try if it works properly.

Solution two: Run malware scanning

DLL files missing might also be a malware attack which makes the software disabled and cannot be started correctly. If this is the case, you can run a malware scanning by IObit Malware Fighter. It helps to scan and check the security status of your system. Any threats detected, IObit Malware Fighter can fix all in just one click.

If there is really a malware on your computer, then the problem can be solved and you can start the program after the threats removing. If not, then you need to try some other ways.

Solution three: Use system file checker

To check the reason and fix the problem of the DLL files missing, you can also use Windows system file checker. Using the WIN+R buttons on the keyboard and input “cmd” to open your system commander. Type “sfc /scannow” then hit enter, it may take several minutes to finish. After the checking, restart your computer to make it workable.

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Solution four: Check for Windows Update

DLL files missing problem can also require Windows Update, the new patches are accessible to repair the DLL files missing problems. To check for Windows Update, you can just run your system settings. WIN+I to open Windows settings, then choose “Update & Security”. “Check for Update” to see the result. If there is any update available, try the update and restart your computer to see if the problem has been fixed.

Solution five: System Restore

If all the methods mentioned above cannot solve the problem effectively, you may need to try the system restore. It help you to go back to the previous state when everything on your computer works well. Generally, system restore requires a Windows system restore tool to create a restore point for further use. Here, you can use Advanced SystemCare to create a system restore point on Windows to solve the DLL files missing problem.

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In “Rescue Center”, you can create restore point in regular time. If necessary, the restore point will help recover your system to the status when you created the point.

Besides System Restore, there is also registry restore, internet boost restore, startup optimization restore and security reinforce in Advanced SystemCare rescue center. So if there is anything wrong with the other problems mentioned, you can try Advanced SystemCare to rescue the related parts.

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