The procedure entry point could not be located in the dynamic link library

This post will help you if you receive an error message – Entry point not found, The procedure entry point could not be located in the dynamic link library on your Windows computer. This error can occur if a program fails to locate the DLL library which it needs to run. It could also occur if the library is not in a directory specified in the path or if the DLL has gone missing or corrupted.

procedure entry point could not be located

The procedure entry point could not be located in the dynamic link library

If you face this error, here are a few things you could try:

1] Reinstall the program

Reinstall the program which is throwing this error. Better still, uninstall it, download the latest setup file and install it.

2] Run System File Checker

You may Run System File Checker to replace potentially corrupted system DLL files.

3] Re-register the DLL file

If the file in question is a legitimate DLL file that is required by one of your programs, you could try and re-register this DLL file. The Regsvr32 tool is a command-line utility that can be used for registering, and un-registering OLE controls as DLL and ActiveX (OCX) controls in the Windows operating system. If you find that some of your Windows functions are not working properly, you may need to register your dll files.

4] Run Registry Cleaner

Run CCleaner or any other good Registry Cleaner to clean up the residual registry and file junk

5] Use Dependency Walker

Use freeware Dependency Walker to troubleshoot, if a specific program of yours is not loading, or a service is failing to start with an error pointing to a specific dll. You can load that program or dll in Dependency Walker, to see which file is failing to load or what module is causing the problem – and then fix it.

6] Check details in Event Viewer

If nothing helps, you may need to open the Event Viewer and check for error messages or codes caused for this file.

Hope something helps!

Related read: Fix Failed to load DLL file error message.

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