FIX: Mfc110u.dll is missing from your PC

Ivan Jenic
by Ivan Jenic
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  • Missing DLLs are the leading cause for the majority of Windows 10 issues, but fortunately enough, there are plenty of way through which this problem can be averted.
  • This article will discuss all the steps that need to be taken in the case Mfc110u.dll is the DLL that goes missing.
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Mfc110u.dll is missing

If The program can’t start because mfc110u.dll is missing from your computer or something similar pops up every time you try to open a certain program, or when you boot your computer, don’t worry.

In this article, we’re going to help you solve this problem and better understand what mfc110u.dll means.

Mfc110u.dll is a type of DLL file associated with Microsoft’s Visual Studio developed for Windows operating systems by Cyan Soft. The problem with this DLL file could be caused if some components of Visual Studio are corrupted, or some third party software damaged it.

When mfc110u.dll is damaged or missing from your computer, you’ll get a warning message when you open a certain program that is associated with this file or even when your computer starts.

How do I fix the missing Mfc110u.dll error?

Many applications require Mfc110u.dll file, but sometimes problems with this file can occur. Speaking of problems, users reported the following issues:

  • The program can’t start because mfc110u.dll is missing from your computer
    • This is a common error that can appear on your PC.
    • The issue is usually caused by missing or corrupted Visual C++ Redistributables.
  • Mfc110u.dll is missing Age of Empires
    • Sometimes this error message can appear with certain games, and many users reported this issue while trying to start Age of Empires.
  • Mfc110u.dll is missing AutoCad, AVG
    • As previously mentioned, some applications require this file in order to work properly.
    • If this file is missing, try reinstalling the affected application and check if that helps.
  • Mfc110u.dll was not found
    • This is a variation of this error, but you should be able to fix the problem by using the solutions from this article.
  • Mfc110u.dll Sony Vaio, HP
    • Many Sony Vaio and HP users reported this issue.
    • According to them, the problem might be some preinstalled applications, and in order to fix the issue, you need to find and remove these applications from your PC.

1. Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package

Since mfc110u.dll is part of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio, you can fix this problem simply by downloading and installing this package again from Microsoft’s website.

You can find both x86 and x64 versions of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio on this link.

If you browse the internet for the solution of this problem, you’ll probably find a lot of websites offering you to just download the DLL file alone.

But we don’t recommend this, because you’ll probably have to download this website’s ‘DLL installer’ first, which sometimes could contain malicious software, so downloading the whole package from Microsoft’s site is much safer option.

2. Check your antivirus

If Mfc110u.dll is missing from your PC, the problem might be your antivirus software. Using an antivirus is important if you want to protect your PC from online threats, but sometimes your antivirus can interfere with other applications.

In fact, your antivirus can sometimes remove or block important DLL files such as Mfc110u.dll, If you’re having this problem on your PC, you might want to try changing your antivirus configuration and check if that helps.

If that doesn’t work, you might want to try disabling your antivirus temporarily.

As a last resort, you might want to try removing your antivirus software. Several users reported that they had issues with AVG and Avast, but after removing them from their PC, the problem was completely resolved.

If removing your antivirus solves the problem, you might want to consider switching to a different antivirus solution. There are many great antivirus applications available on the market, but currently, the best are Bitdefender and BullGuard, so feel free to try any of them.

3. Remove problematic applications

Windows users install all sorts of third-party applications in the background, but sometimes these applications can cause this problem to appear. One of these problematic applications is VAIO Update.

According to users, this application runs in the background and it’s responsible for this error.

To fix the problem, you need to uninstall this application from your PC.

In order to ensure that the application is completely removed, it’s recommended to use an uninstaller application. These tools will remove all files and registry entries associated with the application and remove it entirely from your PC.

There are many solid uninstaller applications available, but the best are IOBit Uninstaller (free), Revo Uninstaller and Ashampoo Uninstaller.

Keep in mind that other applications can also cause this error to appear, so keep an eye out for any suspicious applications. Several users reported that some applications tend to leave certain files and registry entries even after you uninstall them.

To fix that issue, be sure to download one of the previously mentioned uninstaller applications and clean any leftover files.

4. Perform a clean boot

  1. Press Windows Key + R and enter msconfig.
  2. Press Enter or click OK.
    The program can't start because mfc110u.dll is missing from your computer
  3. Navigate to the Services tab, check Hide all Microsoft services and click the Disable all button.
    Mfc110u.dll is missing Age of Empires
  4. Now navigate to Startup tab and click Open Task Manager.
    Mfc110u.dll is missing AutoCad
  5. When Task Manager opens, you’ll see a list of startup applications. Right-click the first startup application on the list and choose Disable.
    • Repeat this step for all startup applications on the list.
      Mfc110u.dll was not found
  6. After you disable all startup apps, close Task Manager and go back to System Configuration window.
  7. Click on Apply and OK and choose the option to restart your PC now.
    Mfc110u.dll Sony Vaio

As we previously mentioned, third-party applications can interfere with your system and cause this and other errors to appear. In order to find out which application is causing this issue, it’s advised to perform a clean boot.

Once your PC restarts, check if the problem appears. If not, you need to enable disabled applications and services one by one until you find the application that is causing this issue.

Keep in mind that you need to restart your PC after enabling a group of applications or services in order to apply changes. Once you find the problematic application, you can keep it disabled, uninstall it or update it and check if that solves the problem.

5. Reinstall Microsoft C++ Redistributables and the problematic application

Sometimes this problem can occur if a certain application isn’t installed properly. Many applications use C++ Redistributables, but if the installation is corrupted, you won’t be able to run that application.

In fact, if the application isn’t properly installed, you might get a message saying that Mfc110u.dll is missing from your PC.

If this happens, you need to find the application that is giving you this problem and reinstall it. In addition to reinstalling the problematic application, you might also have to reinstall C++ Redistributables that the application is using.

Keep in mind that you need to install both 32-bit and 64-bit version of redistributables if you’re using a 64-bit version of Windows. After doing that, the problem should be resolved.

6. Repair your C++ Redistributables installation

  1. Press Windows Key + S and enter control panel.
  2. Select Control Panel from the list of results.
    Mfc110u.dll is missing AVG
  3. When Control Panel opens, select Programs and Features.
    Mfc110u.dll HP
  4. List of installed applications will now appear. Locate the version of C++ Redistributables that you want to repair, select it and click on Change.
    The program can't start because mfc110u.dll is missing from your computer
  5. Click the Repair button and follow the instructions on the screen to repair the installation.

If you’re getting an error message saying Mfc110u.dll is missing, the problem might be your C++ Redistributable installation. Sometimes this component can get corrupted and other applications won’t be able to run. As a result, you might get an error message while trying to run affected applications.

However, you can fix the problem simply by repair C++ Redistributables installation. Keep in mind that you might have to repair all versions of C++ Redistributables in order to fix this problem.

That would be all, after re-installing Visual C++ Redistributable Package your problems with missing mfc110u.dll should be gone.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please write them down in the comments section below, we would love to read them.

FAQ: Learn more about DLLs

  • What happens when a DLL goes missing?

A missing DLL can lead to a whole world of problems, from programs not being able to launch, to full system errors such as BSoDs.

  • How can I fix a missing DLL?

Missing DLLs can usually be fixed via tools such as the Registry Editor or through a Windows Repair, but you can also use third-party tools that are much friendlier.

  • Can I delete a DLL?

DLLs are not under protection, so you don’t need special permission to delete them. However, that is a bad idea since deleting one can lead to problems later on.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2018 and has been since revamped and updated in March 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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  • I am not able to operate my laptop properly.When i start the laptop , it shows you destop is preparing and shows some desktop.and this pop up comes and some of my installed apps gone.You method did not work for me.

  • I’m still having problems with the error message of mfc110u.dll. The program that won’t run is Power Director video editing software. It runs fine in its current configuration on another computer that was installed from the exact same file, but on this brand new desktop the error message prohibits the program from running. I downloaded the visual pack you mentioned above (x64) and installed it, but the error message continues. Any other thoughts? I am unable to download the program again as the download link has expired. If I can’t solve this I will have to purchase the program again which I’d really like to avoid. Thanks.