How to Fix Mfc110.dll Not Found or Missing Errors

A troubleshooting guide for Mfc110.dll errors

A Mfc110.dll error message

Mfc110.dll errors are caused when the mfc110 DLL file is removed or corrupted. Mfc110.dll error messages can appear while using or installing programs, when Windows starts or shuts down, or during a Windows installation. In some cases, mfc110.dll errors indicate a registry problem, a virus or malware issue, or a hardware failure.

Be careful not to confuse with Msvcr110.dll missing or not found errors.

How to Recognize mfc110.dll Errors

There are several ways that mfc110.dll errors show up on your computer. Here are some common mfc110.dll errors:

  • Mfc110.dll Not Found.
  • This application failed to start because mfc110.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
  • Cannot find [PATH]\mfc110.dll.
  • The file mfc110.dll is missing.
  • Cannot start [APPLICATION]. A required component is missing: mfc110.dll. Please install [APPLICATION] again.

The context of the mfc110.dll error is an important piece of information that's helpful while solving the problem. The mfc110.dll error message could apply to any program or system that uses the file on any Microsoft operating system, including Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.

How to Fix Mfc110.dll Errors

Start Windows in Safe Mode to complete any of the following steps if you're unable to access Windows normally due to the mfc110.dll error.

Don't download mfc110.dll from a DLL download website. There are many reasons why downloading a DLL file is a bad idea. If you need a copy of mfc110.dll, obtain it from its original, legitimate source.

  1. Download the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 package and run it. This will replace or restore the mfc110.dll with the most recent copy provided by Microsoft. Applying this update is almost always the solution to mfc110.dll errors.

    There are several download options from Microsoft for this update, based on the version of Windows you have installed—x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit).

  2. Restore mfc110.dll from the Recycle Bin. Sometimes an mfc110.dll file isn't missing; it may have been mistakenly deleted. If you suspect that the mfc110.dll file was deleted, but you emptied the Recycle Bin, recover mfc110.dll with a free file recovery program.

    Recover a deleted copy of mfc110.dll with a file recovery program only if you deleted the file, and it worked properly before being deleted.

  3. Run a virus/malware scan of your entire system. Some mfc110.dll errors are related to a virus or other malware infection on the computer that damaged the DLL file. It's possible that the mfc110.dll error is related to a hostile program that's masquerading as the file.

  4. Use System Restore to undo recent system changes. If you suspect that the mfc110.dll error was caused by a change made to an important file or configuration, a System Restore could solve the problem.

  5. Reinstall the program that produced the mfc110.dll error. If the mfc110.dll error occurs when you use a particular program, reinstall that program.

    Use a free uninstaller program to remove the application to be sure that every remnant of the software is removed before reinstalling it. These programs ensure that nothing is left from the uninstall that might cause other DLL issues.

  6. Install available Windows updates. Many service packs and other patches replace or update the Microsoft distributed DLL files on your computer. The mfc110.dll file could be included in one of those updates.

  7. Test the PC memory and test the hard drive. The computer's memory and hard drive are the most likely components that might cause mfc110.dll errors because these components fail. If the hardware fails any of your tests, replace the memory or replace the hard drive as soon as possible.

  8. Repair your installation of Windows. If the individual mfc110.dll file troubleshooting advice above is unsuccessful, perform a startup repair or repair installation to restore the Windows DLL files to working versions.

  9. Use a free registry cleaner to repair mfc110.dll related issues in the registry. A free registry cleaner program removes invalid mfc110.dll registry entries that cause DLL errors.

    This is a last resort attempt before the destructive step coming up next.

  10. Perform a clean installation of Windows. A clean install of Windows erases everything from the hard drive and installs a fresh copy of Windows. If none of the steps above correct the mfc110.dll error, this should be your next course of action.

    The information on your hard drive is erased during a clean install. Make the best attempt possible to fix the mfc110.dll error using a troubleshooting step prior to this one.

  11. Troubleshoot for a hardware problem if any mfc110.dll errors persist. After a clean install of Windows, the DLL problem can only be hardware related.

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