The Procedure Entry Point Could Not Be Located The Dynamic Link Library: Fix

Quite often, while trying to open a game or while trying to access Adobe Photoshop, you may encounter an error “Entry Point Not Found, The Procedure Entry Point Could Not Be Located The Dynamic Link Library“. This error occurs primarily when an application is unable to find the DLL library.

You may also see the error due to a dll file gone corrupt, if the dll file is missing, if it’s not located in the specfified path, due to corrupt configuration files or drivers, or just an incorrect configuration. While uninstalling and reinstalling the application, updating to the current version, or doing a system restore, can help you get rid of the error sometimes, it may not resolve the issue always.

Fortunately, there are a few ways out to fix this error. Let’s see how.

Method 1: By Installing the DLL File

 

Step 1: Click on the below link to open the Microsoft official download page for the DLL file:

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145

 

Click on the Download link in red.

 

Microsoft Official Download Page Link For Dll File Download

 

Step 2: Next, select the download file based on your system type (32 bit /64 bit) and click on Next.

Here we selected the download file for 64-bit system architecture. If you have a 32 bit PC , select  vc_redist.x86.exe

*Note – If you don’t know how to find system information/system type on Windows 10, refer to this article.

 

Download File Based On System Type Next

 

Step 3: Once the download is complete, click on it to open the setup file. Check the box next to I agree to he license terms and conditions and click on Install.

Now, wait for the installation to complete.

 

Setup Window Check To Agree Install

 

Once the installation is complete, restart your computer and the DLL error should be gone. But, if the problem persists, follow the 2nd method.

 

Method 2: By Running System File Checker

 

Step 1: Go to Start and type cmd in the search box.

 

Desktop Start Seach Cmd

 

Step 2: Right-click on the result and select Run as administrator from the right-click menu to open Command Prompt in elevated mode.

 

Start Search Command Prompt Right Click Run As Administrator

 

Step 3: In the Command Prompt (Admin) window, run the below command and hit Enter:

 

sfc /scannow

 

Command Prompt Run Sfc Scannow Command Enter

 

This process takes a bit longer to complete, so wait till it’s over. It will find the corrupt files and repair them accordingly.

Reboot your PC and try opening the application that showed the error and the error should not come up anymore.

If you still encounter the error, try the 3rd method.

 

Method 3: By Installing All in One Runtimes Download

 

All in One Runtimes Download offers some of the prominent runtimes and browser add-ons in a single file. You can choose from the wide range of packages that you want to install.

 

Step 1: Click on the below link to go to the All in One Runtimes Download page and click on the Download link.

 

https://www.computerbase.de/downloads/systemtools/all-in-one-runtimes/

 

All In One Runtimes Download Open Link In Browser Download

 

Once the download is complete, open the set up file and follow the instructions to complete the installation.

Restart your computer and try opening the application that had the issue. You should not see the error anymore.