How to fix Missing DLL errors in Windows 7/8/10?

How can you fix DLL errors in Windows 7?

DLL errors, persistent though they may seem, are fortunately pretty solvable.

Here are our top 10 tips on how to fix missing DLL files in Windows 7:

  1. Reboot your PC
  2. Update your Windows 7
  3. Examine your Recycle Bin
  4. Recover your DLL files with special software
  5. Reinstall the app which is having DLL-related issues
  6. Perform a system restore
  7. Run a SFC scan
  8. Update your drivers
  9. Scan your PC for malware
  10. Perform a clean system install

Let’s take a closer look at each of the solutions:

1. Reboot your PC

That is the first thing you should do when troubleshooting the ‘missing DLL file’ issue. The problem is, some DLL errors might make your PC unresponsive. In a situation like this, you will have to force restart your machine.

2. Update your Windows 7

If DLL issues persist on your PC, try updating your OS – this might fix the problem.

Here is how you can do that:

  1. Start menu -> Control Panel -> System and Security
  2. Windows Update -> Check for updates
  3. You will see the Select Updates to Install window -> Click on the updates you wish to install on your PC -> OK -> Install updates

Restart your PC and see if your issues have been resolved.