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5 Techs to fix MSVCP140.DLL is Missing Error on Windows 11, 10 & 8

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You might receive MSVCP140.DLL is missing error when opening apps or games in your Windows 11, 10, or 8 machines. This error is common among Windows users and unlike other DLL errors like MSVCR120.DLL is missing; this error also can be fixed the same way.

Error Message:

“The program can’t start because MSVCP140.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.”
“The code execution cannot proceed because MSVCP140.dll was not found. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.”
Why this error occurs?

This error may occur due to one of the following reasons:

  1. MSVCP140.DLL is deleted mistakenly.
  2. This file gets damaged or corrupted.
  3. Virus or Malware may damage/delete this file
  4. Installation file is corrupted or damaged.
  5. Related Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library is not installed.
  6. Damaged Registry File
  7. Damaged or Corrupted System Files etc.
How to Fix MSVCP140.DLL is Missing Error?

There are several reasons that may throw DLL is missing error. It is hard to say the exact reason why this problem is happening so, you must apply all the given methods one by one and examine the solution.

Method 1: Fix using Advanced System Repair Tool

Due to missing system files, damaged registry files, outdated drivers, and windows and viruses may cause this error. It is recommended to use Advanced System Repair Tool to fix and optimize Windows OS.

Windows is made with huge number of dll files, exe files, sys files, various types of services, databases, etc so, it is not possible to keep monitoring all the files always. A brilliant PC Optimizer tool repairs damages, fix errors, update windows and drivers, and eliminate various types of errors silently.

Outbyte PC Repair Tool does all the above task easily and provides you an errorfree and smooth Windows environment to work so that you can focus on your business only.

3 Steps to Fix this Error
Step 1. Download Outbyte PC Repair Tool [File Size: 16.4 MB]
Step 2. SCAN your Windows PC
Step 3. Click Fix button to Repair Error

Method 2: Repair Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package.

Several times, Installing and removing application may also removes dependent MSVCR90.Dll file. In this situation, the best way is to restore them by repairing Microsoft VC++ Redistributable Package from the control panel. Here, is the steps to repair the redistributable package.

Step 1: Go to Control Panel > Uninstall Program
Step 2: Find Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package. You will find multiple package. Now, right click on each and if it shows Change option, then click on it.



Step 3: It will open Repair wizard. Click on Repair button to repair this file.


Step 4: Within a second, it will repair this package.


Step 5: Apply these methods to all Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package (apply only on to which allows you to change option. Do not uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package).

After repairing all the package, restart your system. Most probably, you will not get the MSVCP140.DLL Not Found Error.

Method 3: Download and Register MSVCP140.DLL file

The best way to fix this issue is downloading, installing, and registering this file manually. You can download this file from the official site and then copy it to the exact location and then register this DLL file manually as follows:

Step 1: Go to the following official site to download this file.



Step 2: Extract the file in the following location.

For 32 Bit:
For 64 Bit:

Registering the DLL File
Step 3: Go to the location where you saved the MSVCP140.DLL file and do Shift + Right-click on the blank area. Select Open PowerShell window here.



Step 4: Execute the following commands to register dll file.

regsvr32 msvcp140.dll



Step 5: Reboot your PC to apply effect.

Method 4: Install Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package

You need to install an additional MSVCR package for Visual Studio 2013. This tiny file will install the additional required dependent DLL file for your application and you will stop getting the adobe error 0xc0000022.

Step 1: Search on the Google or Bing for Download Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013. Open the first search result. Make sure to open Microsoft’s official site.



Step 2: Click on the Download button to download the file. The file size would be under 15MB. After downloading the file, extract it. Double click on the vcredist_x64.exe file to start the installation.





Step 3: Accept the Terms & Conditions and click on the Install button to start the Installation.



Step 4: It will ask for administrative permission. Click on Yes to give permission. After getting your permission it will install the file just in a few seconds.



Step 5: Reboot your PC to apply the configuration settings, changes by this newly installed package.

Method 5: Run System File Checker tool

You can also run the System File Checker tool to scan and repair corrupted system files. This is a command-line tool and works like a charm. However, it only fixes minor problems and if there is any deep damage, then you will need to use Advanced System Repair Tool to fix the problem.

Steps 1: Open Command Prompt as administrator. Right click on Start Menu and select Command Prompt (Admin). If you are using Windows 10, then you will see Windows Powershell (Admin) menu in the list.
Steps 2: Type following command and press Enter.
sfc /scannow
Steps 3:It will start a scanning process. Wait until scanning complete.


In this article, I have explained how to fix MSVCP140.DLL is missing errors on Windows 11, 10 & 8 machines. If you have found other ways to fix this error, please mention it in the comment.

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