Steps to Solve Frustrating DLL Errors
Are you unable to run programs, such as AdobePhotoshopCS3 because of recurring DLL errors?
Do you constantly receive DLL errors, such as hcwult32.dll when you shutdown or start your Windows computer?
The Windows operating system, though it is the most user-friendly and widely used, is susceptible to various random errors such as DLL errors. But these little nagging errors are nothing to be afraid of as you can easily resolve these errors easily on your own. The aim of this article is to teach the average computer user how to tackle frustrating DLL errors on their own.
When face to face with DLL errors, such as the adobelinguistic.dll or hcwutl32.dll errors, perform the following steps to fix them.
Step #1- Reinstall the application with you are getting the DLL error
Did you know a majority of DLL errors occur when one or more application files (including the one listed in the DLL error message) is missing?
If you are receiving a DLL error when you try to launch an application, then to fix the issue, uninstall and reinstall the application. Bear in mind that when you uninstall an application, you should always use either the built-in Add or Remove Programs utility or a reliable third-party uninstaller tool.
Step #2 – Run a malware scan
Besides missing application files, another common cause of DLL errors is malware infection. Are you wondering how malware can cause DLL errors? If you are, then read the explanation given below:
As you know, DLL files contain codes that enable them to perform one or more specific functions. Now, if the code embedded in a DLL file, such as hcwult32.dll is tampered, then the DLL file will fail to perform the function it was built to do. And this is exactly what malware programs, such as virus, trojan, rootkit and other variants do to your DLL files – they change the codes embedded in DLL files. As a result of which, a DLL error is reported when an attempt is made by programs or processes to use the infected DLL file.
To resolve DLL errors occurring due to malware infection, remove the malware from your system. To achieve this, run a malware scan using a reliable and up-to-date antimalware tool.
Step #3 – Run the SFC (system file checker) command
This step is useful if the DLL error is occurring because of corrupt or missing Windows core files. The SFC is a command-line utility that replaces the corrupt or missing Windows file with the correct version of the file from either the Windows installation CD/DVD or DLL cache folder.
Running SFC is fairly simple; just follow the instructions listed below:
- Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press Enter.
- At command prompt, type sfc /scannow and press enter.
Step #4 – Clean your registry
Lastly, if nothing else works, clean your registry using a reliable registry cleaner tool. The registry is an important component of a Windows system and if it is corrupt all hell may break loose on your computer.
Perform the 4 steps discussed in this article to resolve common DLL errors on your own and to enjoy a DLL-error free computing experience.
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