Msvcp100.dll errors occur when the msvcp100 DLL file is removed or damaged in some way. Sometimes they may indicate a Windows registry problem, a virus or malware problem, or even a hardware error.
You may encounter one of these error messages the first time you start or stop Windows, when installing or using a particular program, or perhaps even when reinstalling Windows.
What causes “MSVCP100.dll is Missing”?
The most common reason for the error message “The program cannot be run because MSVCP100.dll is missing from your computer” is that Visual C++ Redistributable Patch is not installed on your system (or the MSVCP100.dll file is missing) and programs cannot be run. It can also mean that the Visual C++ Redistributable Patch was not installed correctly, or that the installation failed, or that “MSVCP100.dll” is missing or damaged.
This error can occur not only if a certain DLL file is missing, damaged, or corrupt, but also if there are problems with the Windows registry or hardware, or it can mean that a virus or malware has infected your system.
How to solve the ‘MSVCP100.dll is missing’ problem?
Reinstall the Microsoft Visual C++ MFC Security Update distribution package.
- Press the Windows logo key on your keyboard, then select Control Panel.
- Find the categories, and then click Uninstall Program.
- Check which version of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable you have installed.
- Select one from the list and then click the Uninstall button.
- Repeat the uninstall process with the other Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable programs.
Run a virus scan
- Reinstall the program that gave you this message.
- Sometimes simply reinstalling the program solves the problem the first time.
- You can also try restoring the system boot.
- If none of these methods work, you should consider reinstalling Windows 10.
Updating available drivers
Updating device drivers should always be the first step when something is wrong with your computer. Device drivers can be updated manually through Windows Update or through a trusted manufacturer’s website. This takes time and computer skills, plus you need to make sure that the downloaded device driver is compatible with your operating system.
If you are not used to fiddling with device drivers, you can do it automatically with a third-party driver update tool.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Run the built-in system file checker to replace missing or corrupt operating system files.
- Run the DISM tool and restore a Windows system image and repair corrupted Windows component memory.
- Repair or reinstall the software if the application is causing this error.
- Run a third-party DLL fixer.
- Download the Visual C++ Redistributable package.
- Load MSVCR100 manually.
- Install the latest iCloud update.
- Remove Sony PlayMemories Home.
- Perform an SFC scan.
- Reinstall Adobe Reader.
- Reinstall the Microsoft Visual C++ MFC Security Update distribution package.
- Copy the file from a trusted computer.
- Run a virus scan.