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    Default The program canít start because VCRUNTIME140.DLL is missing from your computer

    When opening an app on your Windows computer, if you have encountered an error Ė The program canít start because VCRUNTIME140.DLL is missing from your computer, here are a few things you need to follow to troubleshoot & fix this problem. This occurs when the program you are trying to run requires the VCRUNTIME140.DLL file to be present on your computer system. VCRUNTIME140.DLL is a Microsoft C Runtime Library application extension of os size around 86 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.

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    DLL stands for Dynamic Link Libraries and are external parts of applications that run on Windows or any other operating systems. Most applications are not complete in themselves and store code in different files. If there is a need for the code, the related file is loaded into memory and used. If the OS or software is not able to find the concerned DLL file, or if the DLL file is corrupted, you could receive a DLL file is missing message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harrison Jordan View Post
    When opening an app on your Windows computer, if you have encountered an error – The program can’t start because VCRUNTIME140.DLL is missing from your computer, here are a few things you need to follow to troubleshoot & fix this problem. This occurs when the program you are trying to run requires the VCRUNTIME140.DLL file to be present on your computer system. VCRUNTIME140.DLL is a Microsoft C Runtime Library application extension of os size around 86 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.
    If the DLL file is missing, then downloading the missing dll file from the internet and pasting it to a particular place is not the actual solution. You can try that method, but you may not get any positive result from it.

    Reinstalling the program that is throwing up this error may help, so try it. Perhaps its installation package includes this file.

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    The other option to solve this problem is to install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio on your computer.Close all your open application using the program window or the Task Manager. Having done this, you can go and download it from Microsoft. Install the Runtime component and restart your computer and see. You may want to also run an antivirus scan. VCRUNTIME140.DLL if located in the System32 folder is the legitimate OS file. If it is located anywhere else, it could well be malware. It should have helped, and the error message should not appear. Needless to say, make sure that your Windows is updated. Run Windows Update and confirm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harrison Jordan View Post
    The other option to solve this problem is to install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio on your computer.Close all your open application using the program window or the Task Manager. Having done this, you can go and download it from Microsoft. Install the Runtime component and restart your computer and see. You may want to also run an antivirus scan. VCRUNTIME140.DLL if located in the System32 folder is the legitimate OS file. If it is located anywhere else, it could well be malware. It should have helped, and the error message should not appear. Needless to say, make sure that your Windows is updated. Run Windows Update and confirm.
    DLLs (Dynamic-Link Libraries) are shared libraries in Microsoft Windows, implemented by Microsoft Corporation. DLL files are just as important as files with an EXE extension, and DLL archives are simply impossible to implement without tools with .exe extension.:

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    As practice shows, the error is caused by an unintentionally deleted Vcruntime140.dll file, which forces applications to crash. Malicious programs and infections by them cause Vcruntime140.dll with the rest of the system files to get corrupted.

    You can fix Vcruntime140.dll automatically using the error fixing tool! This kind of device is designed to repair corrupted/deleted files in Windows folders. Install it, run it, and the program will automatically fix your Vcruntime140.dll problems.

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    The simple way is to download a Vcruntime140.dll from the third party sites. It may involves some risk but be attentive while downloading the file and you problem will be solved.
    Last edited by lakani; 05-28-2022 at 05:10 AM.

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