Sometimes, what happens is when you try to open a program or application like Skype or Game, you receive the error on your system showing ‘The program can’t start because MSVCP140.dll is missing from your system’. The main reason behind this that file MSVCP140.dll is missing which needs to be present on the system. The file MSVCP140.dll is a Runtime Library file and is installed when you install Microsoft Visual Studio package on the system, and the absence or presence of corrupted file can cause error MSVCP140.dll. Try the below solutions to fix the error on your system:
Solution 1: Reinstalling The Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package
Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package contains the file MSVCP140.dll , i.e., the package contains such components which windows need to run the application of C++. Also, when you install windows, this package gets installed automatically. Thus, file MSVCP140.dll is a part of the package but due to some reasons file has become corrupted.
So, the solution is to download the package again from the Microsoft official website and install the package to overcome the error. Follow the below given steps to download the package from windows and install it:
Step 1: Click on the link “https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53840“. Now, select the Language according to your preference and click on Download button.
Step 2: Now, you need to choose the version of the file according to the windows version you are using. For example, choose x64.exe for the 64-bit version and x86.exe for the 32-bit version of windows. If you want to know the version of windows which you are using, follow the steps:
Step 2.1: Type System Information in the search box.
Step 2.2: Click System Information. A new window will appear showing system properties.
Step 2.3: The field system type will display the version of windows you are using.
Step 3: Then download the version of the file according to the windows version and click Next.
Step 4: After downloading, you need to double click the file and work according to the instructions to install it in your system.
Step 5: Restart the system.
Step 6: Last step is to relaunch the program that was giving the error.
Solution 2: Uninstall the Program Causing Problem And Install It Again
Sometimes uninstalling the program which is causing the error and them again installing it can help to fix the issue.
Steps to be followed to perform this:
Step 1: Open the Run box by pressing the Windows and R key collectively.
Step 2: Enter appwiz.cpl in the run box and click Ok. A new window will appear showing all the programs installed in your system.
Step 3: Now you need to the right click the program which is causing the problem and choose the option to uninstall.
Step 4: Popup will appear asking you to delete the program and then click ok button.
Step 5: Then Restart your system.
Step 6: Last step is to install the program again and launch it.
Solution 3: Scanning Your System
Sometimes virus on your system prevents the MSVCP140.dll file from being detected, so error “MSVCP140.dll is Missing” appears. You need to do scanning of the whole system. The process is very time consuming, so wait for the process to complete. Also, try antivirus application such as Avira, Panda instead of Windows Defender. If any problem is detected, follow the steps provided by the antivirus program to fix it. At last, Restart the system and launch the program again.
Solution 4: Copying The File From Another System
Copying the file from one system to another that is causing error also helps to fix the issue. You can copy the file from one system in an external storage device and paste it in another system.
Step 1: Look for the system that runs on the same Operating System as yours. The versions(Windows 10/8.1/7) of both systems and architecture(64-bit or 32-bit) of both systems should be the same.
Step 2: Press the Windows and E key collectively from keyboard to open File Explorer. Then go to C drive and then open the folder Windows and go to folder System32, i.e., go to C:\Windows\System32 and copy the file msvcp140.dll.
Step 3: At last, you need to paste the same file to the location “C:\Windows\System32″ on your system.
Step 4: Launch the program again. Your problem will be solved.
So, try the above easy solutions one after the another to fix the MSVCP140.dll Is Missing error and look for the one that works best for you.