[FIX] VCRUNTIME140_1.dll Missing

Users receive this kind of error when one of the Dynamic Link Library (.dll) files are missing from the Windows operating system. These files are part of the operating system and are required by Windows to run certain other programs. These files are shared by multiple programs and act as a shared library to provide resources such as functions, classes, variables, and other resources like icons and images, etc.

If VCRUNTIME140_1.dll is missing it is probably due to the fact that either it has been misplaced by some other program or malicious programs have corrupted the file or damaged a Windows Registry. You might receive an error like “The program can’t start because vcruntime140_1.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem”.

The program can’t start because vcruntime140_1.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem

Method 1: Download a New Copy of the VCRUNTIME140_1.dll 

In this method, we will download the VCRUNTIME140_1.dll from the official site and install it on the system. Since this is a new installation it will overwrite the corrupted file or create a new Windows Registry if it is missing.

  1. Download the VCRUNTIME140_1.dll Missing file from the official site here
    Download VCRUNTIME140_1.dll
  2. Open the compressed folder and extract the file VCRUNTIME140_1.dll
  3. If you are using the 64-bit version of Windows go to the following path and paste the extracted file here
    C:\Windows\System32
  4. If you are using the 32-bit version of Windows go to the following path and paste the extracted file here
    C:\Windows\SysWOW64

Method 2: Uninstalling and Reinstalling essential VC Runtimes

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable is a set of Dynamic Link Libraries (.dll files) that different programs require to run on the Windows operating system. Sometimes VCRUNTIME140_1.dll Missing can go missing from Microsoft Visual C++ shared library or may be corrupt or damaged. The only solution is to install Microsoft Visual C++. Follow the steps below to download all the essential VC Runtimes.

  1. Press and hold the Windows key then press the “R” key to open the Run program.
  2. Once the run program is opened type “Appwiz.cpl” and press enter.
    Opening Windows Uninstaller
  3. Find and uninstall all the VC runtimes installed on your computer.
    Uninstall all the runtimes
  4. Now restart your computer (Important)
  5. Now we will re-install all the runtimes again to make sure everything is working smoothly.
  6. You can download the all-in-one runtimes pack from this link (here).
  7. Once the file is downloaded you will have to unzip the file.
  8. Once the folder is unzipped open the folder.
  9. Right-click on the file named “install_all.bat” and click “Run as administrator”.
    Installing all the VC Runtimes
  10. Now, wait for all the VC Runtimes to install successfully and then restart your computer.
  11. Check to see if the issue persists.

Method 3: Re-installing the affected program

If you are still facing this issue it’s most likely that the application you downloaded isn’t properly installed or you have downloaded it from an unauthorized source. This can lead to the program being falsely flagged by your anti-virus which can cause issues. We highly recommend you uninstall the program and reinstall it. This will refresh the affected DLL files and fix any corruption possible.

Method 4: Re-registering the VCRUNTIME140.dll

You can try to re-register the DLL file that’s causing the issue. We have commands for you to register it again properly. Follow these steps:-

  1. Search for the Command Prompt in your Windows Search bar and click “Run as administrator”.
  2. In the Command Prompt window, type the following command one by one:-
    Regsvr32 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\vcruntime140.dll
    Regsvr32 C:\Windows\System32\vcruntime140.dll
  3. Restart your computer and check to see if the issue persists.

Method 5: Using SFC and DISM Commands

Even if reinstalling the program and all the runtimes didn’t work for you. It’s possible that your Windows have some corruption going on with the DLL files you can try to use the Windows repair commands such as SFC and DISM to repair the corruption. Follow these steps:-

  1. Search for the command prompt in your Windows Search bar and run it as an administrator.
  2. Type the following command and press enter:-
    sfc /scannow
  3. Wait for the process to finish, this should take a while.
  4. Now restart your computer.
  5. Open the command prompt as an administrator again and run the following command:-
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  6. Restart your computer and check to see if the issue persists.
Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.

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