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Fix iprof32.dll not found or missing errors

Reader Question: “Hi Wally, I am getting the iprof32.dll not found error when I try to start some programs, Please help.”- Michael D., Australia

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer: The iprof32.dll error can show up on your computer for various reasons. It may appear because the program was unable to find it, the file may be missing while an application is installing, a virus infection may have caused the file to become unavailable or infected. This can also be caused by a registry problem.

What does the Iprof32.dll error look like?

  • “Iprof32.dll Not Found”
  • “The file iprof32.dll is missing.”
  • “Cannot find [PATH]\iprof32.dll”
  • “Cannot start [APPLICATION]
  • A required component is missing: iprof32.dll.
  • Please install [APPLICATION] again.”
  • “This application failed to start because iprof32.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”

Causes of Iprof32.dll Errors

Iprof32.dll error messages might appear while using or installing certain programs, when Windows starts or shuts down, or even during a Windows installation. The context of these errors is important. Any situation that leads to the removal or corruption of the iprof32 DLL file causes this error. In some cases, iprof32.dll errors may also indicate a registry problem, a virus or malware issue or even a hardware failure.

How To Fix Iprof32.dll Errors

If Windows does not start normally then start it in Safe Mode in order to fix the problem.

  • Restore iprof32.dll - They may have been deleted by mistake, check your Recycle Bin, and see if it is there. Right-click and click Restore to get the file back to its correct place.
  • Data Recovery - If you are sure that you deleted it and emptied the Recycle Bin as well then you could restore it using a data restore utility. The recovery of your file depends on the amount of activity on the disk partition after deletion of the file.
  • Scan your computer - Install an anti-virus or an anti-malware software, and scan your whole computer. If a virus or malware caused the error then removing it might solve the problem.
  • System Restore - System Restore can be used to undo recent system changes. Restoring to a previous state might fix the problem.
  • Reinstalling the program - Reinstall the application that is giving this error.
  • Update the driver - A driver update for the suspected hardware might fix the problem. Try updating the drivers for your video card if the error is caused by a video game or a 3D graphics application.
  • Roll back a driver - If the iprof32.dll errors began after installing or updating a driver for a hardware device, then try rolling-back the driver. Go to Control Panel > Device Manager > Select the suspected hardware driver > right-click > Properties > click the Driver tab > click the Rollbackadriver button.
  • Windows update - Install any Windows updates, keeping Windows up-to-date might fix the problem.
  • Repair Windows Installation - Repair your installation of Windows. You will need to boot into your Windows installation disk to see the Windows repair options. That way you can do a start-up repair. Using the same disk, you can also perform a repair installation by starting the install process, letting windows detect that an installation already exists, and then doing a repair installation.
  • Registry Cleaner - Scan your computer with a registry cleaner utility such as WinThruster to repair iprof32.dll related issues present in the registry.
  • Clean Windows installation - A clean install means to erase all data on the hard drive before installing Windows again. If all else fails. This might still work. You should back-up your documents, bookmarks, videos etc before doing this.
  • Hardware Check - If the problem persists after a clean Windows installation, then Run a diagnostic check of your hard drive and memory. You can run the built-in diagnostics utility of your computer by referring to the manual. You may also find a free diagnostic utility online. If a severe problem is discovered in the diagnostic test, replace the hard drive or memory as soon as possible.

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I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry. Happy Computing! :)

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