Fix Programs Not Opening Due to Missing MSVCR110.DLL Error in Windows 11/10


Msvcr110.dll is a component of Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable, just like d3dx9_39.dll. A lot of programs require this file to run properly in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

If you see the error that states that the MSVCR110.dll is missing from your PC, then go through these methods to get rid of it.

Install Visual C++ Redistributable

It is possible that your PC might not have the Visual C++ redistributable installed, which can lead to this issue.

Here’s how you can install Visual C++ redistributable:

Step 1: Download latest Visual C++ Redistributable from Microsoft.

Step 2: Scroll down to the “Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019, 2022” section, or click on it under “In this article“.

You will see the download link under this section. Download both the x86 and x64 versions and install them.

Step 3: Reboot your PC once the installation is finished.

Install DirectX Runtime Libraries

Installing DirectX can also help in fixing this issue as games require DirectX.

Step 1: Download DirectX Runtime Libraries.

Step 2: Click on the “Download” button.

Step 3: Install it and then reboot your PC.

Update Windows

If you are on Windows 11, please note that as Windows 11 is still new, so it can have some issues. Updating your Windows to the latest version might help in this case.

Step 1: Open Windows Settings by pressing “Windows Key + I” at the same time.

Step 2: Go to the “Windows Update” section and then click on “Check for updates” from the left side of this window.

Step 3: If there are any available updates, download and install them, then reboot your PC.

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Use System File Checker (SFC)

SFC is Window’s bult-in utility that looks for corrupted system files and fixes them.

Step 1: Click on Start button and type “cmd”. Right-click it and run it as administrator.

Step 2: Type this command in the Command Prompt window:

sfc /scannow

Step 3: Once the above process is complete, type this command:

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image/ Restorehealth

Scan your PC and Re-installing the Program

If all of the above mentioned methods don’t work out for you, try scanning your PC. If that doesn’t work as well, then you should opt for uninstalling and then reinstalling the program that is causing you this issue.

Step 1: Open Windows Settings by pressing “Windows Key + I” together. Click on “Apps“. Now click on “Apps & features“.

Step 2: Locate the app that you want to uninstall, click on the three-dots in front of it. Then click on “Uninstall“.

Step 3: Now reinstall the program.

Also See: How to Fix “Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation” Error


So that is it folks!

We hope with above methods, you will be able to resolve MSVCR110.dll is missing error on your computer running on Windows 10 or 11.