Windows Error 126 – Fix it Easily

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One of the most frequent errors that everyday machine users encounter is Windows Error 126. This mistake is not unique to the installation component of any programme and can occur in any programme you are attempting to update.

This suggests a certain issue with the loading of a dynamic link library, i.e. Files of DLLs. In Windows, these directories are used to reuse similar features or to render executable files smaller.

DLL files are loaded during programme initialization (EXE) or during runtime, anytime functionality is needed. But we can say that when Windows attempts to load any program-related DLL files, but the machine can’t find them, it produces Windows Error 126.

Causes of Windows Error 126 :

The key explanation for this error is that Windows was unable to locate the DLL files needed to start the dynamic linking installation process, and this can happen for some of the following reasons:

DLL files will not reside in your system’s Dynamic Connection Directory.

The necessary files may have been inadvertently deleted by you. DLL files are stored in windows folder in C drive and users don’t go down this route frequently so this possibility is rare.

Abuse of DLL files is the most common cause for this mistake. Due to different reasons such as irregular termination of some operation, forcing close activities, inappropriate device shutdown, failed uninstallation, malware/virus attacks, etc., DLL files may get corrupt

If there are no corrupted or removed DLL files from the device, the problem must be with the Windows registry. Both DLL files on the server must be registered with Windows, but these files are often not registered due to certain errors in the registry entries. As a consequence, DLL files will not be loaded when the Windows installer requires them.

Steps to fix Windows Error 126

The better you look after your machine, the more it takes care of you! It’s always a give and take operation.
There are a few measures you can always take care of and it will always be secure for your DLL files.

  • Run Disk Check: Occasionally, attempt to run a disc scan, or a better approach is to plan a disc check. It would analyse the hard drive for device mistakes and corruption of files.
  • Manually Repair Files : Simply go to command prompt and run this command : SFC SCANNOW. This command will need Administrative rights to execute. It can detect and correct Windows file errors automatically. If you need to restore any archives, you can recover them by inserting a Windows disc.
  • Check the antivirus and run a complete system scan to remove the system from ransomware and viruses.
  • To keep your machine clean and junk-free, use some tuning tools, such as Tune up utilities and Registry Booster.
  • Reinstall the error-causing programme. It will restore the corresponding DLL file and also refresh the system’s registry.
Melina Richardson is a Cyber Security Enthusiast, Security Blogger, Technical Editor, Certified Ethical Hacker, Author at Cybers Guards & w-se. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.