How to fix Error Code 50089?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Error code 50089 is a runtime error that occurs when an application is unable to start due to a missing or corrupt DLL file. This can happen if the application is not able to find the DLL file, or if the DLL file is corrupt. This error can also occur if the application is not able to load the DLL file.

1. Restart the computer

  1. Boot the computer from the installation media.
  2. If the computer is not already on, restart it.
  3. At the Microsoft Windows Logo screen, press R to start the Recovery Console.
  4. Type "regedit" and press Enter.
  5. At the Registry Editor window, type the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  6. Right-click on Winlogon and select "Restart."
  7. After the computer restarts, enter your user name and password at the login prompt.
  8. Type "regedit" and press Enter again.
  9. At the Registry Editor window, type the following: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  10. Right-click on Winlogon and select "Restore."
  11. After the restore is complete, restart the computer.

2. Check for updates to the software

  1. Open the Microsoft Windows Update utility.
  2. Under the heading "Available updates," click on the Check for updates button.
  3. In the "Update type" drop-down list, select the option that is most relevant to your situation.
  4. In the "Search for updates" text box, type the correct error code and click on the Find updates button.
  5. If any updates are found, they will be displayed in the "Available updates" window.
  6. To install the updates, click on the Install updates button.
  7. When the updates have been installed, close the Windows Update utility.

3. Run a virus scan

There are a few different ways to run a virus scan in order to fix error code 50089. One way is to open the Control Panel and navigate to the Security and Maintenance section. From here, you can open the Virus Scanner window and click on the Start Scan button. Another way to run a virus scan is to click on the Start button, type "cmd" into the search bar, and hit enter. Once the Command Prompt window opens, you can enter the following command to start a virus scan: scannow c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts Finally, you can also run a virus scan by using the Windows Defender Antivirus app. To do this, open the Windows Defender app and click on the Virus Scanner icon. From here, you can select the Virus Scanner tab and click on the Start Scan button.

4. Uninstall and reinstall the software

  1. Launch Windows Explorer and browse to the folder where the software is installed.
  2. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  3. Follow the uninstall wizard until the software is uninstalled.
  4. Reinstall the software from the original installation media.
  5. Launch the software and follow the on-screen instructions.

5. Contact the software manufacturer for support

  1. Launch the software that is experiencing the error.
  2. If the software is installed on a computer, open it.
  3. If the software is not installed on a computer, contact the software manufacturer for support.
  4. If the software is installed on a computer, open it.
  5. Click the Help menu.
  6. Click Contact Support.
  7. Enter the error code and the description of the problem.
  8. Click Submit.
  9. The software manufacturer will contact you to resolve the issue.