There are no specific reasons for when and where a user encounters the LoadLibrary Failed with the Error Code 14. Most of the error reports from users have been regarding launching games. There have been occasions of this error when using software that utilizes graphics cards like Lightroom and Photoshop. In some cases, issues with services such as starting Windows and using the Internet have been reported.
The most probable causes seem to be linked to graphics card settings and corrupt .dll files.
Method 1: Change Power Settings
The most common solution reported by users is linked to changing the power settings of the graphics card. The process here is to change the settings from optimized to maximum performance. When you are in the optimized mode, Windows tries to save power by slowing down processes or refusing to let some run.
- Press Windows key and write Control Panel and press Enter.
- Click on System and Security. Now, Under Power Options, click on Change battery settings.
- Click on Change Plan Settings against the power plan that you are using.
- Now, click on Change advanced power settings.
- Scroll down to Switchable Dynamic Graphics and then Global Settings.
- Change the drop-down option to Maximize performance for On battery. Do the same for Plugged in.
- Don’t forget to restart your computer before checking if the issue has been resolved.
Method 2: Set Diagnostic Policy Service Startup to Automatic
Diagnostic Policy Service enables problem detection, troubleshooting, and resolution for components in Windows. The reason for enabling this service is that the operating system can run diagnostics and provide solutions for problems that are present. In this case, we can enable this process so it can automatically search for the issue of LoadLibrary Failed.
- Press Windows key + R and write services.msc. Scroll down to Diagnostic Policy Service.
- After that right-click and select Properties.
- Then against Startup type, select Automatic.
- Click Start, then Apply, and after that OK.
- Restart your computer and run the software that is giving the error.
- The Windows Diagnostic service will troubleshoot and attempt to resolve the problem.
Method 3: Run the System File Checker
There is another diagnostic service provided by Windows called SFC or System File Checker. This application runs via the Command Prompt terminal. It attempts to scan and replace corrupt files from your computer by downloading fresh ones from the internet. We will launch this service and see if it replaces any missing files.
- Run Command Prompt as Administrator.
- Write the following command in the command prompt and press Enter.
- The service will take some time to complete. Moreover, do not exit the terminal until it says Verification 100% complete.
- Restart your computer after the scan has completed and check if the issue is resolved.