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FIX: MSVCR110.dll is missing

How to Fix "MSVCR110.dll is missing from your computer" Error in Windows 11

When launching an application on Windows 11, you may encounter the "The program can't start because MSVCR110.dll is missing from your computer" error. In most cases, this error occurs because the Visual C++ Redistributable required by the program you're trying to launch hasn't been installed. This article contains several guides to help you fix this error.

msvcr110.dll missing

MSVCR110.dll is a component of Microsoft Visual C++ packages. Therefore, this file is necessary for software developed with Visual C++ to run. If this file is missing, then some programs and video games won't launch.

As previously mentioned, this error may occur if the Visual C++ Redistributable Package is not installed. However, you may also experience this error if MSVCR110.dll has been corrupted or deleted.

The MSVCR110.dll error has several variations, as listed below.

The program can’t start because msvcr110.dll is missing from your computer.

This application failed to start because msvcr110.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.

Cannot start [program name]. A required component is missing: msvcr110.dll. Please install [program name] again.

In some cases, reinstalling the application that fails to launch and throws the missing MSVCR110.dll file may fix the problem. However, in most cases reinstalling Visual C++ Redistributable works for most users.

We don't recommend downloading MSVCR110.dll individually from the Internet as the file may be altered and unsafe.

Video Guide on How to Fix "MSVCR110.dll is missing from your computer" Error in Windows 11

Table of Contents:

Solution 1. Install/Reinstall Visual C++ Redistributable

Go to Visual C++ Redistributable website

1. Open your web browser and go to the Visual C++ Redistributable download page.

Download vc_redist.x86.exe and vc_redist.x64.exe

2. Under Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2022, click the download links for vc_redist.x86.exe and vc_redist.x64.exe.

Run vc_redist.x86.exe and vc_redist.x64.exe

3. Run both vc_redist.x86.exe and vc_redist.x64.exe once they're downloaded.

Click Install

4. Run vc_redist.x86.exe, agree to the license terms and conditions, and click Install.

Click Close

5. Click Close once the installation is complete.

Click Install

6. Run vc_redist.x64.exe, agree to the license terms and conditions, and click Install.

Click Close

7. Click Close once the installation is complete.

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Solution 2. Install/Reinstall DirectX Runtime Libraries

Go to DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer website

1. Open your web browser and go to the DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer download page.

Click the Download button

2. Click the Download button.

Run dxwebsetup.exe

3. Run dxwebsetup.exe once it's downloaded.

Acept the DirectX license agreement and click Next

4. Accept the license agreement and click Next.

Uncheck the Bing Bar installation and click Next

5. Uncheck the Install the Bing Bar checkbox if you don't want it and click Next.

Click Next

6. Click Next again.

Click Finish

7. Click Finish once the installation is complete.

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Solution 3. Update Windows 11

Right-click the Windows Start button and click Settings

1. Right-click the Start button and select Settings.

Click Check for updates

2. In the left pane, select Windows Update.

3. Click Check for updates.

4. Allow Windows to download and install the updates.

Click Restart now once Windows finishes installing the updates

5. Click Restart now once the updates finish installing.

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