Fix: The procedure entry point ‘name’ could not be located in the dynamic link library

In certain applications, usually Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 and Assassin’s Creed, you may get the error “The procedure entry point could not be located in the dynamic link library” anytime you try to open the application. This error can also begin to appear after you update the application.

This error is mostly caused by a corrupted dll file, other configuration files, drivers, or a bad configuration and can be fixed by either fixing or replacing the dll files, performing a system restore, reinstalling a fresh copy of the application, or updating to the latest version. For a quick work around, try running the 32 bit version of the application if it’s available.

In this article, we will be dealing with the various ways you can solve this issue on Assassin’s Creed, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 and then a general method for all other applications.

Method 1: Repair Corrupt System Files

Download and run Reimage Plus to scan and restore corrupt and missing files from here, once done proceed with the Methods below. It is important to ensure that all system files are intact and not corrupt before proceeding with the Methods below.

Method 2: How to Fix Assassin’s Creed Point Not Found and Other Uplay Errors

With Assassin’s Creed, this issue usually associated with Uplay games and comes with the errors like  “UPlay PC error procedure entry point not located in dynamic link library libcef.dll”, “the procedure entry point uplay_ach_earnachievement could not be located”, “uplay_user_getemailutf8 could not be located”, “uplay_r1_loader64.dll assassins creed syndicate”, etc. Since Uplay has other games like Far Cry, these errors may also be present in them.

Reinstalling Uplay

Uplay is Ubisoft’s game portal where you can download and manage their games. Since most of these issues are associated with Uplay, you should try reinstalling it. This may fix any missing files and patches. You don’t need to uninstall the existing installation of Uplay for this method.

  1. Get the latest Uplay executable from here.
  2. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to launch the Windows Task Manager. Select Uplay from the list if it’s available and then click on “End Task” or “End Process”. Do same for UplayWebCore.exe if you’re using Windows 7.
  3. Go to the Download location and launch Uplay.
  4. Follow the installation instructions to install Uplay.
  5. Launch Assassin’s Creed and check if this issue persists.

Verifying the Integrity of Game Files

For those facing issues such as AC4BFSP.exe has stopped working, AC4BFSP.exe Entry Point Not Found, and other Entry Point errors, in most cases, verifying the game’s files compares your game install folder with the files on the download server for differences. If there are any issues with corrupt or missing files in your game directory, Uplay downloads and repairs those files to your install folder.

  1. Open Uplay and click on Games.
  2. Select the game which you want to verify. In this case, Assassin’s Creed or Far Cry, etc.
  3. Uplay will begin to verify your files.
  4. When the process is complete, a window will display the results of the scan and tell you whether or not your files need to be redownloaded.

If you’re playing via steam:

  1. Right-click game
  2. Navigate to Properties > Local Files
  3. Select “Verify Integrity of Game Cache”.
  4. Wait while game cache is verified and fixed.

If none of these work for you, you can try any of the following:

  1. Reinstalling your graphics drivers – You can get the drivers from your vendor’s website.
  2. Installing the latest game patches from Uplay.
  3. Reinstalling the entire game from Uplay.
  4. If you’re using a cracked version of the game, get the game patches and configuration files from your source and apply it since Uplay won’t work for you.

Method 3: Fixing Adobe Photoshop Entry Point Could Not Be Found

After installing or updating Adobe Photoshop (CC 2017), you may get the error “The procedure entry point _call_crt could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2017\opencv_core249.dll”. As earlier said, the cause of the issue in this case is a broken opencv_core249.dll and can be fixed by reinstalling Adobe Photoshop. If you similar problems with other Adobe applications you can perform a reinstallation using the Creative Cloud.

Reinstalling Adobe Photoshop CC

Since the cause of the error is a damaged library file, it’s best to reinstall the entire application.

  1. Press the Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and then click OK. This takes you to Programs and Features.
  2. Look for Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 from the list and double-click on it.
  3. Go through the uninstallation prompt to remove Photoshop from your system.
  4. Download AdobeCreativeCloudCleanerTool.
  5. Locate the Cleaner Tool in your Downloads folder and open as an Administrator.
  6. Press Y to accept the agreement, choose the application you want to remove and then press Enter. Restart your system after the clean is successful.
  7. Go to the Creative Cloud apps catalog and download Photoshop. You may be asked to sign in.
  8. Launch the setup once the download is complete and go through the installation process. This requires an internet connection and may take some time. In the installation Window, you can also install other apps in the CC Suite if they’re giving issues.
  9. Once the installation is complete, open Photoshop to see if the problem has been solved.

Method 4: Fix for Other Applications

Performing a System Restore

You can perform a System Restore and restore your computer to an earlier state it was in before Photoshop failed to start, thereby undoing what what caused the application to stop working. However, this method will only work if a system restore point was created before this issue began. If you select an earlier date before you installed the Photoshop, it will be removed, which then means you have to reinstall it as described in the second method. Here’s how to perform a system restore on Windows 7 and 8.

Windows 7/8

  1. Press the Windows Key + R
  2. Type rstrui.exe into the Run dialog and click OK to launch the System Restore utility.
  3. Click on Next. System Restore will recommend an automatically chosen restore point on this screen, proceed with it or Choose a different restore point option and then click on Next.
  4. Choose your desired restore point from the calendar provided and then click on Next.
  5. On the Confirm your restore point screen, click on Finish and then click Yes in the dialog box that pops up to begin the System Restore.

Windows will restart and begin restoring the computer to the chosen restore point. The entire process may take some time, so wait till it’s done. Check if the error is gone after the restoration is complete.

This guide shows you how to perform a System Restore on Windows 10.

Reinstalling the Application

Removing the existing application and reinstalling a fresh copy often solves the problem. If you’re mindful of your saved files, you can still perform a fresh installation to overwrite the core files and keep your personal files, unless the installer insists you remove the old copy.

  1. Press the Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and then click OK. This takes you to Programs and Features.
  2. Search through the list of application you want to remove and then double-click it.
  3. Visit your application vendor’s website and grab a fresh copy of the application from there.
  4. Launch the installer and follow the prompts to install the application.
  5. Launch the application to confirm in the issue has ceased.

Running an SFC Scan

An SFC scan checks the whole computer for any missing “.dll” files or corrupted drivers. Therefore, in this step, we will be checking to see if there are any corrupted drivers or missing files. For that:

  1. PressWindows” + “X” keys simultaneously.
  2. TypeCommand Prompt” in the search bar and right-click on the first option.
  3. SelectRun as Administrator” to open an elevated command prompt.
  4. Type in “sfc/scannow” to run an SFC scan.
  5. Wait for the scan to finish and check to see if the issue persists.
    Running an SFC scan.

Expert Tip

Fix: The procedure entry point ‘name’ could not be located in the dynamic link library

If the issue is with your Computer or a Laptop you should try using Reimage Plus which can scan the repositories and replace corrupt and missing files. This works in most cases, where the issue is originated due to a system corruption. You can download Reimage by clicking the Download button below.

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