Jun 10, 2015

How to fix Download.dll missing or not found error

DLL is a huge library of executable data which is used by Windows applications and are important in the normal functioning of operating systems, such as Windows 7, 8, XP and Vista for both 32 bits and 64 bits.

Typical Download dll files contained in the DirectX are needed to run most Windows based games, services and graphics devices. When you try to open or play a video game on your PC, you may see a download dll error appear for dll files, such as d3dx9 43 dll, xinput1 3 dll, d3dx9 41 dll, d3dx9 26 dll, d3dx9_39.dll, d3dcompiler_43.dll and many more.

Common Download.dll Error Messages

Common DLL Errors pop-up during program launch, computer start-up or shutdown.

*dll is missing
*dll was not found
*dll Access Violation
*Cannot find C:\Windows\System32\\download.dll
*Cannot start (program name). A required component is missing: download.dll. Please install (program name) again.

Common Causes of DLL Error

There are many signs of fatal DLL Errors, most of which are seen at system start up or shut down or after installing a new application, that cause a download.dll is missing or not found error.

Deleted or Missing File: A common reason is that you may have accidentally deleted the dll file yourself. Other times a software application can delete or overwrite the dll file. If you have just installed new software program and cannot open it, it may be due to a missing dll file.

Corrupted or Damaged File: If your Windows PC fails to start up normally it is usually from a dll crash caused by a corrupted dll file due to improper software installation or un-installation. The program will not open, load or throws "has stopped working" error.

Virus Attacks: When you have damaged windows registry keys, a malicious code from a virus attack has modified your dll file causing havoc to your registry keys. Sometimes a virus can also delete the dll file.

Registry Issues: Most dll problems are linked to the huge windows registry, which stores a lot of invalid, unused junk files and folders, clogging up the dll directory

Hardware Issues: Sometimes a hardware failure or breakdown can cause dll errors. It is a good idea to troubleshoot your CPU for a malfunction and replace any broken files immediately.

How to Fix Download.DLL Error

DLL files are located in the corresponding program files folder or the game folder in your Windows system c drive. For example the path for d3dcompiler_43.dll is C:\Windows\System32\\D3DCompiler_43.dll. You can manually download a fresh dll file and copy it to the proper location, from the command prompt.

There are many free DLL Download websites from where you can download the whole PC game or software or individual dll files contained in DirectX which is required to play video games. Examples of such free download dll files include d3dx9 43.dll, msvcr100.dll, xinput1 3.dll, d3dx9 41.dll, d3dx9_39.dll, d3dx9 26.dll, d3dcompiler_43.dll and more.After the download you will be asked to re-register or replace the dll file: Start>click Run>type cmd>press Enter>type regsvr32 DLL name>press Enter. You can also choose to download the updated file from an authentic Microsoft website, or not to copy and restore the dll file manually at all.

If you are not a PC systems expert, it is advisable that you use a much easier automatic method of repairing your download.dll missing error with a reliable download tool such as DLL Suite.

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