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FIX: Wdsutil.dll is missing in Windows 10, 7

Wdsutil.dll is missing error can prevent you from running certain applications, and speaking of this error, here are some similar issues that users reported:

  • The program can’t start because wdsutil dll is missing from your computer – This issue can appear if your Windows installation is damaged, but you should be able to fix the problem simply by running SFC or DISM scan on your PC.
  • Wdsutil.dll missing Windows 7, 8.1, 10 – This problem can appear on almost any version of Windows, but even if you don’t use Windows 10, you should be able to apply most of our solutions.
  • Wdsutil dll missing error code 0x7e, 0xc1 – Sometimes this message can be followed by a certain error code. To fix that issue, it’s advised that you update all your drivers and check if that helps.
  • Wdsutil.dll failed to load – If you keep getting this error message, you might be able to fix it simply by performing an in-place upgrade.

What can I do if the wdsutil.dll is missing?

1. Run the SFC scan command

  1. Press the Windows Key + X, and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Type the following command, and press Enter:  sfc /scannowThe program can’t start because wdsutil dll is missing from your computer
  3. Wait until the command is completed.

Problems with wdsutil.dll can sometimes occur if your system files are corrupted. However, you might be able to fix this problem simply by performing an SFC scan.

If the SFC scan didn’t fix the problem, or if you can’t run SFC at all, you might have to use DISM scan instead. To do that, just follow these steps:

  1. Start Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. Type the following command, and press Enter: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealthWdsutil dll missing error code 0x7e
  3. DISM scan will now start. The scan can take about 30 minutes, so be sure not to interfere with it.

Once the scan is finished, check if the problem is still there. If the issue is still present, we recommend trying a 3rd party solution.

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. Run a full system scan

It is possible that this wdsutil.dll error is caused by a malware program running on your computer. Run a full system scan using your antivirus. You can also use one of these anti-hacking tools to literally sweep all malware from your computer.

If you want to ensure that your PC is properly protected from malware, it’s always a good idea to use a good third-party antivirus software.

To ensure that your PC is completely protected from online threats, we suggest that you download Bitdefender and perform a full system scan. After removing the malware from your PC, check if the problem is still there.

3. Manually register wdsutil.dll

  1. Press the Windows Key + X, and select Command Prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin).
    Wdsutil.dll failed to load
  2. Type the following command to unregister the file, and hit Enter: regsvr32 /u wdsutil.dll
  3. Type the following command to register back your file, and hit Enter: regsvr32 /i wdsutil.dll
  4. Close the Command Prompt windows, and restart the program associated with the wdsutil.dll error.

According to users, sometimes you might getwdsutil.dll is missing message because the file isn’t properly registered.

However, you can fix that problem on your own simply by running a couple of commands in Command Prompt.

This post was written by Madalina Dinita and was first posted to WindowsReport

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