Msvcp140.dll Is Missing or Not Found Errors

If you are getting msvcp140.dll error message, you should take steps to repair your computer in the best possible way. msvcp140.dll file is related Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 RC and Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 SDK RC. The error might appear if the file is corrupted due to the presence of virus or malware on the computer. If you have upgraded your operating system in recent past to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, you might experience msvcp140.dll error message.

Typical error messages

The following error messages are very common associated with msvcp140.dll.

  • dll is missing
  • dll was not found
  • dll error loading
  • dll crash
  • cannot find msvcp140.dll
  • cannot register msvcp140.dll
  • dll could not be located
  • dll access violation


Fixing the msvcp140.dll error message

msvcp140.dll file is also called as Microsoft C Runtime Library and it is part of Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 program developed by Microsoft Corporation.

msvcp140.dll error file missing message will take place if there is issue with the Windows 7 operating system. If you face Windows Explorer crash, it is not possible to work on the computer for a longer period.

If you suspect that the msvcp140.dll file is missing, it should take steps to reinstate the same. The file should be downloaded from genuine source to the appropriate folder. The file should be copied to system32 folder if you are using Windows 32 bit operating system. In case of Windows 64 bit operating system, you should copy the file into the SysWOW64 folder.

The file is used by many modern games and applications. If there is any issue while starting the gaming application, you should reinstall the program so that it will be fixed without any issues.

After copying the file, you should reboot the system. If the error message is still present, you should go to the command prompt.

  • Click on ‘Start’
  • Type ‘cmd’ in the search bar and press Enter.
  • Type regsvr32 msvcp140.dll and press Enter.

After performing the above steps, you should restart the computer and no error messages will be displayed in future.

Fixing the error automatically

msvcp140.dll errors can be fixed automatically if you install an automated tool. As soon as you run the tool, it will scan the computer and necessary steps will be performed so that the issue will be fixed permanently.

You can also perform other common troubleshooting steps that you would perform to restore any other dll file. If the file is deleted accidentally, it can be restored from the recycle bin. If the file is not present in the recycle bin, you will want to use the recovery tool so that the recovery can be done easily.

It is also possible to accomplish ‘system restore’ option. When you restore your computer to the previous working state, files will be available on the computer and the system will work normally. You can also consult an expert if you are unable to follow these simple troubleshooting steps to fix msvcp140.dll errors.