MSVCP100 DLL Missing Error Fix

admin / August 2, 2021

Microsof company Visual C++ Redistributable packages are items of software which act as “library” files.

This means that if a program wishes to include a certain type of functionality, the developer can simply include various files from a specific VC++ version, rather than having to code it up themselves.

Thus, when you use particular games, applications or other features of Windows, it may be the case that strange errors appear.

One such error is the “MSVCP100. dll is missing” problem:

The program can’t start because MSVCP100. dll is missing from your computer

Explanation for the error, as mentioned, is the “MSVCP100. dll” file is missing from your PC.
This file is organ of the VC++ Redistributable 2010 package (MS = Microsof company, VCP = Visual C PlusPlus, 100 = version).

Whilst you may have the package installed, it is often the case that its DLL files are either missing, dangerous or overwritten.

To fix the problem, you need to ensure that the MSVCP100. dll file is back on your system.

This can be done by following the steps below…

Solution

1. Reinstall VC++ 2010

The first step is to re-install VC++ 2010.

This is a free process and can be accessed using vcomp140.dll the following steps:

In Windows 7, click on “Start” > “Control Panel” > “Programs and Features”
In Windows 10, right-click on the “Start” button > select “Apps and Features”
Scroll down to any mention of “Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable”
Ignore any listing other than the 2010 version
Go through the listing and select “Uninstall”
Reboot your computer
After restarting, click onto the internet to see “Visual C++ 2010 download”
You should find a Microsof company page as the first link
Click into it and click the orange “Download” button
Allow the application download
Run the installer
Follow its steps
After it installations, reboot your computer
This will have re-installed the VC++ 2010 package as one, thus replacing the MSVCP100. dll file on your system.
If you try the necessary paperwork again, it should work this time. If not, move onto the next steps.

2. Reinstall Any Application Causing The Error

If the above doesn’t work, it generally means that you have a problem with a particular application.

The way to fix this is to essentially reinstall the necessary paperwork triggering the error, which is simple:

In Windows 7, click on “Start” > “Control Panel” > “Programs and Features”
In Windows 10, right-click on “Start” > select “Apps and Features”
Locate the necessary paperwork you would like to re/un install
Uninstall it
Reboot your system
Put in a fresh copy of the application again
As mentioned, the reason this works is really because many applications try and replace the MSVCPxxx. dll files on your system.
Reinstalling the necessary paperwork should fix the error for you.

3. Personally Replace MSVCP100. dll

If you’ve kept no luck, you need to replace the MSVCP100. dll file personally on your system.

To do this, you need to find a version of the file online (which isn’t that difficult) and replace it:

Do some searching online for “MSVCP100. dll download”
Choose the first link which appears (or look for DLLMe. com)
Download the file to your system
Browse to C: /Windows/System32
Remove the file into that folder
Once this is complete, press “Windows” + “R” keys on your keyboard
Type “cmd” and press “Enter”
Into the black box which appears, type “regsvr32 msvcp100. dll”
Press “Enter”
Once this wraps up, reboot your system
Try the job again
This should give you the application with the file it requires. Whether it repairs the problem, we’ll have to see.
4. Clean out Registry Errors

Lastly, cleaning out any registry errors may give you the system with the ability to read its DLL files again.

What most people don’t know is that the “registry” (which is the central database for Windows : responsible for storing all the settings for your system) stores a large list of available DLL files : and their locations.

The problem for most systems is that this database and list can frequently become damaged, preventing your applications from locating the file.

To fix it, you can “clean” the registry…

You need to download a “registry cleaner” application
CCleaner is the only tool that’s worth using in 2018; there are others, but CCleaner is the most trusted (and it’s free)
From here, you need to run the program and give it time to scan all your registry files/errors
If it finds any, give it time to clean them
Reboot your system
Try the necessary paperwork again

If you still cannot get the application to work, it means that you have some further problems with your system.

It’s likely the case that a piece of software (typically a game) has overwritten the original MSVCP100. dll file with its own.

To solve this, you either want to get some insight from someone with specific experience of your system, which can be attained by visiting the likes of SuperUser or MicrosoftAnswers.

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