How to Repair Corrupt Dll Files

by Tyran DeWalt

Corrupt Direct Link Libraries (DLL files) can cause many applications and software to malfunction. DLL files contain the data necessary to run system applications. Typically, a corrupt DLL indicates a registry or software issues. Your system contains many DLL files, so it is highly likely that errors will arise at times. A corrupt DLL displays error messages, such as “Corrupt or missing DLL” and “Inaccessible DLL.”


Note the name of the DLL file that appears in the error message that pops up.


Visit the DLL Dump website. Type the name of the DLL file in the “Search” field toward the top of the website. Download and save the DLL to your System32 folder.


Select “Yes” to replace the corrupt DLL with the new one.


Reboot your computer. Press “F8” at the startup screen, until the boot options appear.


Select “Safe mode with Command Prompt.”


Type "regsvr32 * name of the corrupt DLL" in the prompt. Press “Enter” to register the new DLL. Type “Exit,” and type “Enter” to escape Command Prompt.

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A family therapist and graduate of the University of Louisville, Tyran DeWalt has written relationship and holistic self-care practice advice for close to a decade. DeWalt relishes in being able to combine his zeal for writing and his commitment to assisting people manage everyday life challenges.

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