Fix: Dbghelp.dll Fatal Error in Windows 10
Various factors could affect the work of your dbghelp.dll file. In some cases, dbghelp.dll errors could cause some registry problems, also, there’s a chance that you caught a virus or malware, etc. And in this article you’ll find the most common solutions for this problem, so check it out.
There are a couple of ways that dbghelp.dll could show up on your computer. Here are some of them:
“Dbghelp.dll Not Found”
“This application failed to start because dbghelp.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”
“Cannot find [PATH]\dbghelp.dll”
“The file dbghelp.dll is missing.”
“Cannot start [APPLICATION]. A required component is missing: dbghelp.dll. Please install [APPLICATION] again.”
Restore dbghelp.dll from the Recycle Bin
This may sound ridiculous to you, but there’s a possibility that you accidentally deleted the file. So it would do no harm if you check if the file is in the Recycle Bin. If it is, just restore it from the Recycle Bin and your problem is solved.
Run a virus/malware scan of your entire system
Some errors with dbghelp.dll could be related to a virus or other malicious software on your computer. So run a virus scan from your antivirus program in order to determine if your system is virus-free.
Use System Restore to undo recent system changes
If you suspect that dbghelp.dll error was caused by a certain change in your system configuration, you should restore your system using a System Restore feature. Here’s how you’ll perform a System Restore in Windows 10:
- Right click on This PC, and go to Properties
- On the left side of the window, click on System Protection
- In the System Properties click on System Restore
- Choose your restore point and follow further on-screen instructions from the installation wizard
Also, don’t forget to backup your data before you perform a System Restore.
Perform System File Checker command.
If your DLL file is provided by Microsoft, running the System File Checker will replace the corrupted copy of the dbghelp.dll file with the cached one. To perform a System File Checker command, follow these instructions:
- Go to Search, type cmd in the Search box, and then right-click on Command Prompt,
- Click on Run as administrator. (If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow).
- At the Command Prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
The sfc /scannow command will scan all protected system files, and replace corrupted files with a cached copy that is located in a compressed folder at %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.
Perform A System Recovery
If nothing of the previous advices helped, then performing a system recovery might return your files to normal. Don’t worry, performing a system recovery will just refresh your system, without affecting any files. To perform refresh your PC without affecting your files, follow these steps:
- Go to Start menu
- Click on PC Settings
- Go to Update and Recovery, and choose Recovery
- Under Refresh your PC without affecting your files click on Get Started and follow further on-screen instructions
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