How to Fix Run-time error 713: Application-defined or object defined error

runtime error 713
The Run-time error 713: Application-defined or object-defined error widely occurs with the Visual Basic apps. Runtime error 713 is a kind of error that occurs when you attempt the run VB apps that contains an ActiveX control. If you are getting runtime error 713 on Windows 11, 10, 8, 8.1, 7 or Windows server machine, then read this article to fix this problem.

What is Runtime Error 713?

Any kind of runtime error occurs after the application is installed and running. The runtime error 713 is associated with the VB application. When you run your VB application on a different machine and click on a button to manipulate database data, there are huge chance to get the Runtime Error 713 if the required .dll file is missing.

How to Fix Runtime Error 713?

In the case of runtime error 713, when you attempt to access or save data to the database using the VB forms the runtime error 713 – Application-defined or object-defined comes. The responsible DLL file for this error is Msdbrptr.dll.

The Msdbrptr.dll file provides a runtime environment to manipulate data with the database on the project. It is a Data Report Designer Runtime file that might be corrupted, damaged, missing, or deleted on the host machine.

Method 1: Fix using the Advanced System Repair Tool

It is a clear case of missing the Msdbrptr.dll file. It is recommended to use Advanced System Repair Tool to fix this problem. This tool scans your PC and fixes the missing system files, repair the file system and registry keys, update outdated drivers, software, and removes virus from your PC.

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Method 2: Include the reference of the Msdbrptr.dll file.

If you are working on a VB project, then simply adding a reference to the Msdbrptr.dll file might fix this problem easily.

Step 1: Open your Visual Basic project solution file on Visual Studio.
Step 2: Go to the Project ➜ Add Project Reference.

add project reference

Step 3: Find the missing libraries which are necessary for your project and add them. Rebuild the program.

add project library

Method 3: Download and Register Msdbrptr.dll file manually.

If you are not able to locate the Msdbrptr.dll file on your computer, then you can download it and register it manually.

Step 1: Find and download the Msdbrptr.dll file. It is advisable to verify the trust of the website before downloading the DLL files.
Step 2: Copy and Paste the downloaded Msdbrptr.dll file to the following location:
For 32 bit: C:\Windows\System32.
For 64 bit: C:\Windows\sysWOW64
Step 3: Open the command prompt as administrator.

open command prompt as administrator in Windows 8, 10 & 11

Step 4: Run the following commands to remove the older registry entries.
%windir%\System32\regsvr32.exe /u Msdbrptr.dll
%windir%\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe /u Msdbrptr.dll
Step 5: Run the following command to register fresh information for the Msdbrptr.dll file.
%windir%\System32\regsvr32.exe /i Msdbrptr.dll
%windir%\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe /i Msdbrptr.dll

Method 4: Install the latest .Net framework

You must install the latest .net framework on the target machine. Installing the .net framework will resolve all the compatibility issues easily. The .net framework contains all the necessary files to run the VB project without errors.

Method 5: Fix the system file issue.

You must scan and fix file system issues in Windows machine in order to remove runtime error 713 – Application-defined or object defined. You can fix the file system as follows:

Step 1: Open Command prompt as administrator.

open command prompt as administrator in Windows 8, 10 & 11

Step 2: Run the following command step by step.
chkdsk c:
C:\Windows\System32>chkdsk /f c:
The type of file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock the current drive.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be
checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)
Press Y and reboot the system. It will start disk checking on system startup.

sfc /scannow
C:\Windows\System32>sfc /scannow

Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 15% complete.


In this article, I did explain some of the useful methods to fix Run-time error 713: Application-defined or object-defined error on Windows 11, 10, 8, 8.1, or 7 machines.