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 winscomrssv.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. It is also possible that this DLL file is no longer required but there is some reference to that DLL file in the startup process and you will need to remove that reference to get rid of this error.
Solution: Download and Install Autoruns for Windows
In this method we use software from Microsoft Windows called Autoruns to detect and remove the missing library reference from the start-up process. Autoruns scans the system for the applications that have been configured by default to run at startup and it also lists the registry and locations of these files that enable the application to run at Autostart. If there is a missing link to an application or a DLL file then it will scan for that link and will remove it from the system. Please follow the below steps:
- Click on this link to go to the website and download the Autoruns Software application from there
- Once the download is complete, navigate to the folder where it was downloaded and unzip the archive package
- Once files have been unzipped successfully, right-click on Autoruns64.exe (if you have the 64-bit version of Windows installed) or simply click Autoruns.exe (if you have a 32-bit version of Windows installed) and click on Run as Administrator
- In the Installation Windows, click on the Agree button to agree with Autoruns Installation License
- Once the Autoruns application starts running click on the Filter box and enters the name of the DLL file winscomrssrv to scan for the list of processes associated with it.
- Once you see the search results listed, right-click on the process which is using the DLL file and select the Delete option to remove it from the system
- Now Restart your computer
- The error message should not be displayed now and the problem is resolved