Msvcp140.dll is part of the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 that was developed by the Microsoft Corporation. It supports a variety of games and softwares which cannot run efficiently without the Msvcp140.dll file. When launching a program, it scans the entire computer for the Msvcp140.dll. If it is not available, it pops up an error message indicating that the Dll file is needed for the application to run efficiently.
The Msvcp140.dll is missing error mostly occurs when running the newer version of Skype and other programs by Microsoft. The reason is that new requirements were added to find the required DLL libraries and the program requires the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package. If your system lacks the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, there will be relation between the Msvcp140.dll library and several apps.
Some of the examples in which the error message appears include;
- “The program can’t start because Msvcp140.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.”
- “Msvcp140.dll is missing”
- “The file Msvcp140.dll Not Found”
- “Cannot find Msvcp140.dll”
What causes the Msvcp140.dll error messages?
The possible reasons why the Msvcp140.dll messages are appearing is because of removal or corrupted system files. The whole folder might have been affected by a malware or virus and an issue with Windows registry.
How can I fix the problem?
There are various ways in which you can fix the Msvcp140.dll error message. They include;
- Reinstall the program
You will have to reinstall the problematic software to refresh all the files and the particular Msvcp140.dll file. It replaces the corrupted Msvcp140.dll allowing the program to operate efficiently when launched for the second time.
- Run the sfc/scannow command
Right-click the Windows Key and then select Command Prompt. Type the sfc/scannow before you run the command. It is useful in checking the System files and fixing the corrupted or damaged ones. The sfc/scannow command can be useful in replacing the corrupted Msvcp140.dll file.
- Check the Recycle Bin
The Msvcp140.dll file may have been deleted unexpectedly and thus disposed in the Recycle bin. Locate the deleted file and click restore to replace it in the initial folder.
- Install windows update
Check for various updates available for Windows and click to install. Afterwards, restart your computer and launch the program for the second time.
- Use System Restore
It will restore your computer to an earlier period before the recent changes. It is useful in replacing the missing file if you suspect that it was affected by the recent changes in your computer.