How to Fix the “VCRUNTIME140.dll Is Missing” Error on Windows 10

The error message “VCRUNTIME140.dll is missing” typically appears when you try to run a program that requires the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. This error can occur if the redistributable is not installed on your computer, or if it is corrupted.

Here are a few ways to fix the “VCRUNTIME140.dll is missing” error on Windows 10:

  1. Reinstall the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015.

    Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015

    You can download and install the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 from the Microsoft website. Make sure to download the correct version for your system (32-bit or 64-bit).

  2. Run the System File Checker (SFC) scan.

    System File Checker (SFC)

    The SFC scan is a built-in Windows tool that can scan your system for corrupted files and repair them. To run the SFC scan, open Command Prompt as an administrator and type the following command:

    sfc /scannow
    

    Press Enter and wait for the scan to complete.

  3. Reinstall the application that is causing the error.

    If the error is only occurring when you try to run a specific application, you can try reinstalling the application. This may overwrite any corrupted files that are causing the error.

  4. Update Windows 10 to the latest release.

    Latest Windows Update

    Microsoft sometimes releases updates that fix known issues with Windows. Make sure that your system is up to date by checking for updates in Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.

  5. Download and replace the missing VCRUNTIME140.dll file manually.

    You can download the missing VCRUNTIME140.dll file from a trusted source and place it in the correct directory. However, this method is not recommended as it can be risky and may not always work.

If you have tried all of these steps and you are still seeing the “VCRUNTIME140.dll is missing” error, you may need to contact Microsoft support for further assistance.

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