One of the many errors about which Windows 10 users are currently complaining is the “Entry Point Not Found” error. This error usually displays a message along the lines of: “Entry Point Not Found.” In most cases, it appears when an attempt is made to open an application. Depending on the specific circumstances surrounding the error, the application may or may not open successfully. The “Entry Point Not Found” error can affect any number of applications and programs and may even start appearing every 10 minutes for no apparent reason. Hence, it is one of the most irritating and annoying errors associated with Windows 10.
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The “Entry point not found” error can be caused by anything from a virus or malware infection to one or more vital system files that have somehow been damaged. Fortunately, this error can be fixed, and the following are the three most effective methods that you can use to combat the “Entry point not found” error and free your computer from its grasp:
Method 1: Use Microsoft Safety Scanner to scan your computer for malware
The two most common causes of the “Entry point not found” error are a virus or malware infection, and a damaged or corrupted system file. If a virus or malware is causing the “Entry point not found” error, downloading the Microsoft Safety Scanner from here and using it to scan your computer will eliminate any and all viruses or malware, thereby fixing the problem.
Method 2: Run a System File Checker Scan
If the ‘Entry point not found’ error is caused by a system file that has been corrupted or tampered with by you, malware, or a virus, running a System File Checker scan will locate any corrupted system files, repair them, and resolve the issue.
Right-click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt (Admin).
If your computer prompts you for an administrator password, type it in, and if it asks you to confirm the action, click on Allow or Continue or anything along those lines.
In the Command Prompt dialog, type sfc /scannow.
Press the Enter key.
Once the command is executed, your computer will check for damaged system files and repair them, and this should get rid of the “Entry point not found” error if a damaged system file was the culprit behind it.
Method 3: Restore your system to a version without the error,
Microsoft’s System Restore feature is a genuine lifesaver for Windows 10 users encountering any issues. It allows you to revert your computer to a previously established System Restore Point, reinstating everything from the installed programs to your settings and preferences. If all other solutions fail, restoring your computer to a Restore Point created before the “Entry point not found” error occurred will undoubtedly resolve the issue. This process typically takes roughly 15 minutes (see steps here).