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Common Causes of DLL Problems and How to Solve Them

In this article, we will discuss common causes of DLL errors and the steps you can perform to troubleshoot them. To begin with, let’s look at some of the common causes of frequent DLL errors such as ntdll.dll, zsr.dll, and mp3.dll errors:

  • Missing or damaged DLL file
  • Using an older version of a DLL file
  • Incorrect installation of Windows or programs
  • Outdated device drivers
  • Malware infection
  • Registry issues

Now that we know what causes DLL errors, let’s look at the steps you may follow to resolve a DLL error:

Use a file recovery tool to recover the lost DLL

This is recommended when you accidentally delete a DLL file. In such a scenario, first check the contents of your Recycle Bin. If the DLL file is sitting in the Recycle Bin, restore it from there. Otherwise, you may use a reliable third-party file recovery program to recover the lost DLL file.

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Tips for Understanding DLL Error Messages

It is common for computer users to complain that they cannot make any sense out of error messages that are displayed on their computer screens. This is perhaps, the biggest reason why they choose to call computer experts and outsource error solving tasks. However, you do not need to do so as information pertaining to each type of error as well as error message is easily available on the Internet. In fact, you should always investigate the error message first to determine whether you actually need a computer expert to solve the problem or not.

One of the computer errors you can stop worrying about are DLL errors or Dynamic Link Library errors. These are computer application errors that generate when there is something wrong with DLL files. DLL files are important files of your Windows computer that belong to a common pool of files and have been created to do specific tasks. So every time an application needs that task to be performed, it simply calls upon that DLL file. This makes processes simpler and more efficient. However, since these files are critical for the normal functioning of applications, any error may stop the whole application from working.

Common DLL problems occur because of missing or corrupt DLL files, malware infections, driver or hardware problems, incorrect installation or uninstallation, hardware or driver problems.

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Easy Fixes For Windows Error Codes

In this article, we will look at three error codes, Windows error code 39, error 1706, and error 1083 that occur on Windows PCs and will discuss the methods to fix these error messages.

Windows Error Code 39

This error code is related to your device drivers and may occur if a required driver is missing or if a required binary file is corrupt.

You can use the Device Manager utility to view error codes related to drivers and to fix such errors. The following error message related to this error code is displayed in the Device status box on the General tab of the device’s properties box.

Error Message: “Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)”


You can resolve the error by uninstalling and reinstalling the concerned device driver. Always remember to restart your PC after you have uninstalled the concerned driver.

Another approach to fix this error is by using the Troubleshooting wizard. The below steps tell you how to run this wizard:
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