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Fix: Vcruntime140.dll missing error [Program can’t start]

Consequently, you can’t run a program when the issue occurs.

As the error message highlights, this issue is largely to do with a missing Vcruntime140.dll.

Alternatively, it might be the case that there’s a corrupted DLL file. The error can also crop up after Windows updates that are missing DLL files.

This is how you can fix the Vcruntime140.dll is missing error in Windows 10, so keep reading.

What can I do if vcruntime140.dll is missing?

1. Use a DLL finder tool

Our favorite tool for automatically finding disappearing DLLs is Restoro. Besides finding your lost DLL, it’ll also significantly improve the performance of your system.

DLLs and registries are valuable data libraries that Windows uses in order to run properly.

Because of that, damaged or missing dlls or registry keys can be a leading cause for crashes, freezes, error messages, and they can even prevent you from launching software and Windows features altogether.

Unfortunately, registries and DLLs are clusters of data that even advanced users have a hard time tweaking properly without guidance, and even Microsoft advices against it.

More so, resetting your Windows OS is among the only truly effective solutions to fix these errors, but this solution has far too many drawbacks.

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In order to avoid all that, one can always rely on automated third-party solutions, and few are as good as Restoro. It automates pretty much every aspect of your PC repair process, from the scans to the actual fixing.

Follow this small guide to learn to you can restore your PC to peak performance using Restoro:

  1. Download and install Restoro
  2. Launch Restoro
    • Restoro will now compile data about your PC
      Restoro first scan
  3. Wait for it to find any system stability issues and possible malware infections
    • Once the scan is complete, Restoro will show you a summary of your PC’s current status
      Restoro repair
  4. Press Start Repair
    • Restoro will now start downloading and replacing and faulty registries, DLLs, and any other damaged files it may have found during the scan.
    • This is possible thanks to the online libraries that is uses for comparison, replacing damaged data with its perfectly functional equivalent
  5. Restart your PC for all the changes to take effect

Your PC should now work perfectly fine, and you will no longer have to worry about slow response times, BSoD errors, or anything of the sort.

Disclaimer: This program needs to be upgraded from the free version in order to perform some specific actions.

2. Scan for malware

Temporarily turn off firewalls and any antivirus or malware prevention software

First, scan for malware with third-party anti-virus software. That will probably fix the missing Vcruntime140.dll error if it’s due to malware.

Add the Malwarebytes trial version to Windows from this website, and then run a scan with that software to purge malware.

3. Run the system file checker utility

  1. Press the Win key + X hotkey, and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Enter sfc /scannow in the Prompt’s window.
  1. Press the Enter key to initiate an SFC scan.
  2. The SFC scan will probably take up to half an hour.
  3. If the scan reports that it fixed corrupt files, close the Prompt and restart Windows.

If the DLL file is corrupted, the System File Checker might come in handy. System File Checker (SFC) is a tool that detects and repairs corrupted system files.

As such, the SFC might also help resolve the missing Vcruntime140.dll error.

This post was written by Matthew Adams and was first posted to WindowsReport

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