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How to Fix Msvcp100.dll Not Found or Missing Errors


Incorrect error missing in MSVCP100 DLL

The Microsoft Visual C++ distributed package is part of a program that acts as a "library" file. This means that if the program needs to include a certain type of functionality, developers can include different files for a specific version of VC++ without having to code it themselves. Therefore, strange errors can occur when using games, apps, or other Windows functions. One of these errors is the "MSVCP100.dll missing" issue.

How to Fix Msvcp100.dll Not Found or Missing Errors

The program cannot start because MSVCP100.dll is missing from your computer As mentioned earlier, the cause of the error is the absence of the "MSVCP100.dll" file on the computer.


This file is part of the VC++ Redistributable 2010 software package (MS=Microsoft, VCP=Visual C PlusPlus, 100=version).


Although the software package can be installed, it often happens that its DLL file is lost, damaged or rewritten.

To resolve this issue, you need to ensure that the MSVCP100.dll file is returned to your system. You can follow the steps below...




1. Reinstall VC++ 2010

The first step is to reinstall VC++ 2010. This is a free process that can be done using the following steps:

  • In Windows 7, click "Start" > "Control Panel" > "Programs and Features" in Windows 10, right-click the "Start" button > select "Apps and Features" Scroll down for any reference to "Microsoft Visual C++ unstable" Ignore any list except 2010 Click on the list and select "Remove" Restart PC After restarting, click on the Internet and search for "Visual Download C++ 2010" You need to find a Microsoft page as the first link Click on it, and then click the orange "download" button Let the application download Run the installer Follow in its footsteps After installation, restart the PC

This reinstalls the entire 2010 VC++ package, replacing the MSVCP100.dll file on the system.

If you try the app again, it should work this time. If not, proceed to the next step.

2. Reinstall any app that causes an error

If the above method doesn't work, it usually means that you have a problem with a specific app. The solution is basically to reinstall the application that caused the error, which is very simple: In Windows 7, click "Start" > "Control Panel" > "Programs/Features" In Windows 10, right-click "Start" and select "Applications and Features"

Find the app to reinstall Install it Restart the system Reinstall a new copy of the app

As mentioned earlier, the reason why it works is that many applications attempt to replace msVCPxxx file.dll on the system.


Reinstalling the app will fix the error for you.

3. Manually replace MSVCP100.dll

If you are still unlucky, you need to manually replace the MSVCP100.dll file on the system. To do this, you need to find the version of the file online (not difficult) and replace it: Find "Download MSVCP100.dll" on the Internet Select the first link that appears (or search for Download the file on your system Go to C:/Windows/System32 Extract files to this folder Once done, press "Windows" + "R" on the keyboard Press "cmd" and then "Enter" In the black box that appears, press "regsvr32 msvcp100.dll" press Enter Once done, restart the system Retry your application This should provide the required files for the application. If it solves the problem, we will have to see it.

4. Delete registry errors

Finally, eliminating registry errors can cause the system to reread its DLL files. What most people don't know is that the "registry" (the central Windows database responsible for storing all system settings) stores a large number of available DLL files and their location. For most systems, the problem is that this database/list is often damaged, preventing your application from finding files. To resolve this issue, you can "clean" the registry...

  • You need to download the application "Registry Cleaner" CCleaner is the only tool used in 2018;
  • there are others, but CCleaner is the most reliable (and free)
  • From there, you need to run the program and have it scan all registry files/errors.
  • If you can, please clean Restart System Retry Application –

If you still can't run the application, it means that your system has other problems. Some computer programs (usually games) may have used them to rewrite the original MSVCP100.dll file. To resolve this issue, you need to obtain knowledge from people with specific system experience, which can be obtained by accessing users such as SuperUser or Microsoft Answers. If you need additional assistance and need to pay for it, it's best to find someone in Fiverr to help you. –

Topic starter Posted : 13/08/2022 9:39 pm