MSVCR120.dll Missing? On this post, I will show you an easy tutorial with some methods that you can try to fix this common error.
There are several errors that are generated in Windows for multiple reasons, and some prevent you from running apps, others make the system or it’s content unstable, and some more may cause reboots of the system itself, an error, in particular, is associated with one of the DLL libraries as is the case with MSVCR120.dll or MSVCP120.dll
This error generates the following code:
The program can't start because MSVCR120.dll is missing on the computer. Try reinstalling the program to correct this problem.
The leading cause of this error is damage to the Microsoft Visual C ++ libraries. The MSVCR120.dll library is an essential file within the structure of the Windows operating system, since it is a file used to extract various resources from an application which are required at runtime by the installation program, therefore, in If MSVCR120.dll is missing, it will not be possible to start games or other programs based on the C ++ programming language.
So, in this post, I will show you some ways that you can try to fix this error.
Method #1: Reinstall Visual C ++ Redistributable Packages
MSVCR120.dll is part of the C ++ libraries so its error may be due to some internal damage, the most practical option is to reinstall the library.
To do this, go to the following link where you can download the file MSVCR120.dll which is part of the redistributable Visual C ++ Packages for Visual Studio 2013.
Choose your language and click on the “Download” button.
Once finish the download, proceed with its installation.
Restart the system to apply the changes.
Method #2: Perform A Clean Installation
Sometimes the error is corrected by reinstalling the app that presents the error associated with Visual C ++, adding all its components and functionalities again.
To achieve this, use the following key combination Winkey + R and type this command:
Press Enter or OK, and in the displayed window you will locate the program that generates this error, right-click on it and select the Uninstall option:
Method #3: Run Virus Scan
Sometimes the error can be generated by some malware or virus that prevents optimal communication between the applications of the system.
If we have some antivirus software, it is ideal to run a full scan, and if we don’t have it, we can go to the Windows Defender Security Center and there, in the section “Virus and Threat Protection” select the option “Full Scan“.
Click on the “Scan now” button to start the detailed analysis.
Method #4: Run SFC to Fix MSVCR120.dll Missing
SFC (System File Checker) is a utility integrated into Windows 10 that allows you to carry out a detailed analysis of the Windows system files and in case of detecting an error, proceed with its correction. To run this utility, open the command prompt as administrators, and there run the following command:
Method #5. Update System Drivers
Having obsolete drivers is a cause that usually causes various errors in the system and many apps.
To update the drivers you have several options such as:
- Use Windows Update to find the newly available updates.
- Go to the website of the manufacturer of the driver and there, in the support section, locate the latest available publications.
- Use the Windows Device Manager with which you can search for updates locally (downloading files from the developer’s website) or use the automatic method which examines the network for new updates.
To do this from the Device Manager, press the key combination Winkey + R and run the command
devmgmt.msc and in the expanded window right click on the controller to update and select the option Update driver:
Method #6: Reinstall Microsoft Visual C ++ Packages
Maybe you have damaged packages installed on your PC, so if any of the above methods work for you, you may want to reinstall all of them.
To do this navigate to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features
There you uninstall all the components of Microsoft Visual C ++ and then you will download each of the following elements and proceed with its installation.
On this post I leave you direct download links to all the Visual C ++ Packages, so you can easily download and install each one of them: [Visual C++ Redistributable Packages All Versions]
Wrapping Up: MSVCR120.dll Missing
With one of the methods above, you will give a complete fix to the MSVCR120.dll error in Windows 10, 8, 7. Have you been able to fix the error? Let me know in the comment section.
With one of the methods above we will give a complete and complete solution to the MSVCR120.dll error.
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