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Simple Solutions For Annoying DLL Errors
22 August 2009

Simple Solutions For Annoying DLL Errors

Simple Solutions For Annoying DLL Errors

To say that computer errors can be annoying is an understatement. They are known to change perfect gentlemen into aggressive and irritated creatures. The irony is that most of these errors which frustrate and annoy computer users across the world are quite simple to solve if one follows a logical and methodical approach to troubleshooting.

So, the next time you get a computer error, take a deep breath and start investigating the error with a calm mind. Soon you will be able to find out a lot about the error you are facing and will be in a better position to decide whether you should proceed with troubleshooting yourself or ask for an expert’s help. You must not get anxious if you see that the problem has been caused by a file name with which you are not familiar.

A majority of computer errors are application errors and can be solved with a little patience and common sense. In this article, we will find some simple solutions to common application-related errors known as DLL errors.

Dynamic Link Library (DLL) can be defined as a category of common computer files which can be shared between different programs to perform some general functions. DLL files help in making computer processes simpler and they save a lot of computer space. Any issues with these files with lead to DLL errors. All applications and programs that run on Windows computer use DLL files.

Issues associated with DLL files can happen when:

  • You unknowingly delete one or more required DLL files.

  • You replace a good file with a bad file.

  • You install an application that has corrupt or broken files.

  • Two or more dll files conflict with each other.

  • Your system is infected with virus or other malware.

  • Your hardware or driver components have some problem.

  • You uninstall an application but traces of the application get left behind on your PC.

How to Fix DLL errors

It is recommended that you understand the error message and the function of the DLL file first to fix dll errors. For example, the following error message:

hpzimc09.dll not found”

If you get the error message above, you know that the error is due to some file which is missing. The next step is to identify the file origin. Many DLL files give you hints about this. In this case, the file belongs to an HP printer and therefore, it starts with the letters hp.

Similarly, the error message below that says:

"Download or repair xprt6.dll"

If you get the error message above, you immediately know that there is some problem with this file. An Internet research will help you find out that it belongs to the XPRT runtime library of AOL.

Common procedures to fix DLL errors include:

  • Uninstalling the application generating the error and then installing it again.

  • If the error occurs during installation, then uninstalling the application can take care of the error. If it does not, you may have to perform a System Restore to restore system settings to a time when your PC was free from the errors.

  • To ensure that the error is not caused by a malware, scanning your system can eliminate the chances of malware causing DLL errors.

  • If the error is related to a hardware component or peripheral devices, you will have to get the device checked by an expert—you may have to get it repaired or replaced to resolve the error.

  • If the error is generated by an outdated driver, you will have to update the driver to resolve the issue. You can do this either by using the Device Manager or a third-party driver update tool.

  • Scan and fix any incorrect DLL entries in the Windows registry. You can do this with the help of an efficient, registry repair tool.

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