MSVCP140.dll is Missing

MSVCP140.dll is Missing is an error that may occur when you try to launch either a game or a program on your computer.

The error may manifest as, “The program can’t start because MSVCP140.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.” or “The code execution cannot proceed because MSVCP140.dll was not found. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.”

Staff Asked on August 21, 2018 in Microsoft Windows.
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Solution 1. Reinstall/install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages 

“MSVCP140.dll is Missing” may due to corrupt MSVCP140.dll. MSVCP140.dll is a .dll come from Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages. Installing the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages may fix the problem. An instruction below is provided. However, it is more reliable to reinstall your display/graphics driver using the latest driver that is available. Here is a Youtube  video on how to install your display/graphics driver

To install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages

  1. Download Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio here.

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  2. Run the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio.
  3. Install Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio.
Staff Answered on August 22, 2018.
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Solution 2. Do a Windows Update

“MSVCP140.dll is Missing” appears even if you have reinstalled your graphics driver or the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages might be caused by outdated Windows version which is commonly encountered in Windows 7 and 8. Please apply Windows update before reinstalling the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages or your graphics driver.

For Windows 7  go to: Control Panel ==> System and Security ==> Windows Update ==>Install Updates.

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For Windows 8: Click Windows Start, type Check for updates and select Check for updates.

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For Windows 10: Click Windows Start, type Check for updates and press Enter key.

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Staff Answered on August 22, 2018.
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Solution 3. Run SFC /scannow command

“MSVCP140.dll is Missing” persist, other Windows components might have been corrupt. Use System File Checker (SFC) a tool in Windows that lets users scan for corrupt Windows system files and restore it. See instruction below or watch it here on Youtube.

  1. Click Windows Start, type in Command prompt.

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  2. Right-click and Run as Admin.
  3. Type in or copy and paste this command sfc /scannow to the Command Prompt.
  4. Wait until the process is complete.
Staff Answered on August 22, 2018.
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