One of the many errors that Windows 10 users are currently complaining about is the “Entry point not found” error. This error usually reads something along the lines of. The “Entry point not found” error, in most cases, pops up when you try to open an application and, depending on the specific circumstances around the error, that application may or may not open successfully. The “Entry point not found” error can affect any number of applications and programs and can even start popping up every 10 or so minutes for no apparent reason, which is why this error is one of the most irritating and annoying errors associated with Windows.
“The procedure Entry point? Initialize @CLASS_DESCRIPTOR@@QAEEXZ could not be located in the dynamic link library.
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
One of the two most common causes of the “Entry point not found” error is a virus or malware infection, with the other most common cause being a damaged or corrupted system file. If a virus or malware is what is causing the “Entry point not found” error, downloading Microsoft Safety Scanner from here and using it to scan your computer and get rid of any and all viruses or malware that it contains will fix the problem.
Method 2: Run a System File Checker Scan
If the “Entry point not found” error is being caused by a system file that has been corrupted or messed around with by you or by some kind of malware or virus, running a System File Checker scan will find any and all corrupted system files, fix them and get rid of 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.
Hit the Enter
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 truly and entirely a lifesaver for Windows 10 users suffering from any kind of problem whatsoever. The System Restore feature allows you to turn back the clock and restore your computer to a previously created System Restore Point, and the feature restores everything from the programs installed on your computer to your settings and preferences. If all else fails, restoring your computer to a Restore Point that was created before the “Entry point not found” error started showing up will certainly solve the problem for you, and all a System Restore takes is roughly 15 minutes. (see steps here)