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FIX: CONCRT140.dll is Missing in Windows 11

How to Fix CONCRT140.dll is Missing/Not Found Error in Windows 11

If you're getting errors such as "CONCRT140.dll is missing" or "CONCRT140.dll not found," then you might need to reinstall Visual C++ Redistributable or apply other fixes. This article will show you how to fix this error.

CONCRT140.dll is missing

Concrt140.dll is a Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file and is part of the Visual C++ Redistributable Package, which installs run-time components necessary to run software built using Visual Studio 2015.

When trying to run applications such as Resident Evil, Adobe Photoshop, or Adobe InDesign, many users have reported getting an error that reads:

The code execution cannot proceed because CONCRT140.dll was not found

However, this error has many variations, including, but not limited to

concrt140.dll is missing

concrt140.dll could not be located

This application failed to start because concrt140.dll was not found

Error loading concrt140.dll. The specified module could not be found

There was a problem starting concrt140.dll. The specified module could not be found

You may experience CONCRT140.dll-related errors if the CONCRT140.dll file was deleted or corrupted or if the Visual C++ Redistributable Package was not installed.

On some rare occasions, you may get these errors due to an issue with the software that requires Visual C++ Redistributable to run. Reinstalling the software that you're trying to run may fix the issue. However, installing/reinstalling Visual C++ Redistributable will fix the problem in most cases.

Video Guide on How to Fix CONCRT140.dll is Missing

Table of Contents:

Solution 1. Install/Repair Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable

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

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.

 3. Go to your Downloads folder.

Run VC_redist.x86.exe

4. Run vc_redist.x86.exe.

Accept the license agreement and click Install

5. Agree to the license terms and conditions, and click Install.

Click Repair

6. If you already have vc_redist.x86.exe installed, click Repair.

Click Close

7. Click Close once the installation is complete.

Run VC_redist.x86.exe

8. Then, run vc_redist.x64.exe.

Accept the license agreement and click Install

9. Agree to the license terms and conditions, and click Install.

Click Repair

10. If you already have vc_redist.x86.exe installed, click Repair.

Click Close

11. Click Close once the installation is complete.

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Solution 2. Run the Deployment Image & Servicing Management (DISM) Scan

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

Type in CMD in run and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open the elevated Command Prompt

2. In the Run dialog box, type in CMD and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open the elevated Command Prompt.

Run DISM RestoreHealth command

3. In the Command Prompt window, type in DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth and press the Enter key.

4. Then, type in DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and press Enter.

5. Restart your PC.

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Solution 3. Run the System File Checker (SFC) Scan

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

Type in CMD in run and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open the elevated Command Prompt

2. In the Run dialog box, type in CMD and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open the elevated Command Prompt.

Run SFC ScanNow command

3. In the Command Prompt window, type in SFC /ScanNow and press Enter.

4. Restart your PC.

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Solution 4. Re-register All DLL Files on Your System Using Command Prompt

1. Hold down Windows+R keys to open Run.

Type in CMD in run and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open the elevated Command Prompt

2. In the run dialog box, type in CMD and hold down Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys to open the elevated Command Prompt.

Run the for %1 in (*.dll) do regsvr32 /s %1 command

3. In the Command Prompt window, type in for %1 in (*.dll) do regsvr32 /s %1 and press Enter. Re-registering all .dll files will take some time.

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