The ironic thing about personal computers is that they are designed to be user-friendly. However, just like any friendship there are occasionally problems that arise which you just don’t know how to solve. When you see things like “DLL Error” on your screen, you should know that while you probably didn’t do it on purpose, this is often the result of user error.
DLL Error is the prompt that you see when there is an issue with the “Dynamic Link Library.” This is a library of files that many Windows programs share. The reason you see this error is, as you may now be deducing, is that somewhere in this library is a miscommunication that is preventing programs with communicating with each other.
The DLL Error itself, though, is the result of a corrupt registry. At this point you should keep in mind that “corrupt” does not mean that your registry is maliciously sabotaging your computer. No, a corrupt registry is one that possesses some errors that are causing bigger problems.
It is very common to have a corrupt registry if you are constantly installing and uninstalling programs on your computer. When you do these things it changes the registry because your new programs need to know where to look to find other components that exist within Windows. Also, new programs also sometimes affect other programs so when you uninstall them these programs can’t access certain things.
There are several ways that you can fix a DLL Error. First of all, you need to diagnose it correctly. The error message will tell you where the origin of the problem is. You can actually copy and paste the message into a web browser and find a new, error-free copy of the exact folder you need to replace.
Secondly, you can back track your steps to uninstall something you may have recently installed. Sometimes new software already possesses bad sectors or whole files and removing the whole program can resolve the problem quickly.
Third, run a virus and malware scan. Because DLL files are common to many programs they are frequently the target of malicious software. Sometimes the issue you are having is caused by one of these programs trying to override the DLL file.
Fourth, your DLL Error is probably coming from the registry, as stated. There are many tools, some of them even free, that can back up your registry for you and then sweep through it to find and remove or repair the errors.