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How To Fix The Msvcr100.dll Is Missing Error In Windows 10?

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, My computer won’t run Sims 3, it keeps telling me that the MSVCR100.dll file is missing. Maybe Windows 10 doesn’t have this program of maybe it was deleted, I don’t know. I don’t really know how to deal with this.” – Bryan C., 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: Windows 10 saw an amazing activation rate at 75 Million activations in the first month of its release. Many people are using different versions of Windows 10 without any problems. Although Windows is not perfect, and people have also ran into problems while using Windows 10. Here we will look at the missing Msvcr100.dll error and how to fix it.


Windows gives an error saying that the Msvcr100.dll file is missing.

MSVCR100.dll - Cover - BSoD -- Windows Wally


Anything that leads to the removal or corruption of the Msvcr100.dll file will cause this error to appear.


Here are some ways to fix the Msvcr100.dll error:

Make Sure Msvcr100.dll Was Not Accidentally Deleted

You may be surprised by this, but some times, people accidentally delete these important files by mistake. Make sure that the Msvcr100.dll file is not in the Recycle Bin folder. If you know that you’ve deleted it by mistake, then you can use System Restore, Windows Refresh, or use a data recovery software to get it back.

Download And Install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable

Visual C++ Redistributable is basically a package containing components required by software running on Windows. Installing this package can solve the Msvcr100.dll missing issue.

Click the appropriate link from below depending on your computer’s processor architecture. You can check whether you are running Windows on a 32 or 64 bit processor by right-clicking My PC and clicking Properties.

MSVCR100.dll - Windows 7 Service Pack - Version - 32 64 bit -- Windows Wally

32 bit:

64 bit:

Use The SFC Command To Fix Corrupt Or Missing Files

  1. Press the Windows Key + X > click Command Prompt (Admin)
    MSVCR100.dll - WIndowsKey+X - Command Prompt (Admin) -- Windows Wally
  2. In the Command Prompt window, type sfc /scannow > Press Enter
    MSVCR100.dll - sfc scannow -- Windows Wally

Scan Your Computer With A Registry Cleaner

Scan Windows using a good registry cleaner like WinThruster. It not only fixes DLL related registry errors but also helps remove malware from the computer.

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Is Your PC Healthy?

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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