How to Fix MSVCRT.DLL Error on Windows 10 & 11?

Various DLL file errors, of course, can be quite frightening for the user, especially for the unprepared. But you should not be afraid of such situations, because they are usually solved rather quickly and painlessly for the system as a whole.

This article will give you a guide on how to solve such a problem as msvcrt.dll file error. You can run into this error literally every time you run most applications on your computer because this dynamic library is part of the Microsoft Visual C++ runtime. As some of you know, a huge part of applications, games, utilities, and other things are made in the C++ programming language.


A rather simple conclusion follows from this: if something happens to any Microsoft Visual C++ library, a system error is inevitable. This is exactly one of such errors you have stumbled upon. Most likely, the following situation has happened to you: you launch a game/application, but instead of the usual launch, you get an error.

MSVCRT.DLL Error – How to Fix

A quite logical question arises: “What could have happened to this system library? Well, let’s answer that question. Here is a list of the most common reasons for what could have happened to this library:

  • User. That’s right. You may have caused these problems with the msvcrt.dll library yourself. It is possible that you did not intentionally remove this file from your system.
  • Virus. You should always consider virus attacks on your computer. A virus may have modified the msvcrt.dll file or even deleted it. Just in case, we recommend that you check your system for viruses with your antivirus.
  • Malware. It is possible that when you installed the game/application, some software was also installed, which is the culprit for problems with this file. Check if anything has been installed on your system recently without your permission.
  • Damaged Windows Registry entries. Damaging registry entries about this library can be done in many different ways and usually the above “gentlemen” can be the culprits.

These were the most common causes of the error. Now that we have figured out the situation, let’s look at ways to solve the problem involving the msvcrt.dll file. There are a huge variety of methods, just like the causes, but we’ll take a look at the most effective ones. One of them is that you have to download it, which is actually what you came here for, and perform an update of the Microsoft Visual C++ library.

Let’s start by updating Microsoft Visual C++. All you have to do is follow this link and download the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 installer. Once you’ve done that, try running the failed application/game. If this method didn’t work, which is very strange, you can try installing this file on your system yourself. That’s what we’ll take a closer look at.

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