OccidentAcrident.dll startup error in Windows 10: Here’s how to fix it

Madalina Dinita
by Madalina Dinita
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OccidentAcrident.dll error

When Windows starts it loads a bunch of system DDLs and will throw an error if there was an issue with any one of them.  The OccidentAcrident.dll startup error, as the name implies, is an error you’ll face on startup. The most common way you’ll receive this error is after upgrading to Windows 10 or installing some program.

How to fix the OccidentAcrident.dll startup error

Solution 1 — Use Autoruns

As mentioned above, this is a startup problem. That’s why this program is immensely useful. It lets you look at what processes run at startup, when built-in Windows programs start, and how they are configured. It is basically a one-stop shop for anything related to Windows startup. We’ll see how we can use Autoruns to fix this problem.

Use Autoruns to delete entries of missing files

  1. You should create a system restore point because we are treading dangerous grounds. If you don’t know how to do it, you can follow our tutorial.
  2. Download the Autoruns program.
  3. Autoruns will download in the form of a zip.
  4. If you have 32-bit Windows, you should right-click on Autoruns.exe, or you should right click on Autoruns64.exe if you have a 64-bit Windows. In both cases, click Run as an administrator after right-clicking on the file.Run Autoruns as an administrator
  5. After Autoruns opens, try to locate entries with a yellow color and an Image Path that begins with File not found. This signifies that there is a rule that specifies running a certain program at startup but the file that is supposed to be executed is not found; those files could contribute and relate to the error you are facing.
  6. On finding any such entry, right-click on it and choose delete from the drop-down menu.Delete File not found entries
  7. Double check that you’ve deleted all the entries and then restart the computer, and you should be good to go.

Read also: Fix: Windows 10 Automatic Repair Couldn’t Repair Your PC.

Use Autorun to disable third-party entries

This is a tedious method that will involve you restarting your computer a dozen of times so we recommend that you try all the other options before this one.

  1. Start Autoruns with administrator privilege.
  2. Examine whether the publisher of an entry is Microsoft Corporation or not.
  3. If it has a third party publisher, uncheck the entry and restart your computer.Uncheck third party entries
  4. If the problem still persists, that means that application wasn’t the problem, and you should enable it again.
  5. Repeat step 1-4 for all the third party entries one by one. If you didn’t face the error after disabling a certain program, most likely, it is the culprit.

If this does not solve your issue, we recommend using a 3rd party solution.

Solution 3 -Manually Register with Microsoft Register Server

Maybe XAudio2_6.dll is present on your computer, but it’s just not registered. In most cases it (and all other .dll files) should be registered automatically, but in some cases, there could be complications. S

o, you can try to register this file on your own, and see if there are any improvements. Here’s exactly what you need to do:

  1. Press Windows Key + X and choose Command Prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin).
    XAudio2_6.dll crash
  2. Enter the following line into the Command Prompt, and press Enter:
    • regsvr32 /u XAudio2_6.dll (this command will un-register the file)XAudio2_6.dll missing Windows 10
  3. Now Enter this command, and press Enter:
    • regsvr32 /i XAudio2_6.dll (this will register the file again) XAudio2_6.dll crash
  4. Close the Command Prompt, and try to open the game associated with XAudio2_6.dll again

If this does not solve your issue, move to the next solution.

Run a third-party DLL fixer

There are plenty of third-party programs out there that promise to fix or replace missing or broken DLLs, and most of them stay true to their word. However, if you are to choose just one, then there’s no way you can go wrong with Restoro.

How to use Restoro to fix missing or broken DLLs

  1. Download here Restoro and install it on your Windows 10 PC
  2. Let Restoro perform a full system scan
  3. When the scan is finished, press Clean Now
    • This is when you will have to activate your license key
    • Before the repair process starts, Restoro will create a restore point of your system in case things go wrong
  4. Restoro will now proceed to fix your DLL-related issue.

Note: While Restoro can be downloaded for free, it has limited functionality until you activate it. That being the case, if you want the full benefit of a great PC repair and optimization tool, you should purchase the full license.

Solution 2 — Use System Restore

If you’ve started getting this error recently, you can restore your computer to a prior state using System Restore. The only hurdle would be that there must be a restore point dated before the error that you can go back to. Thankfully Windows creates restore points when it updates your system, and many programs, like Office and 3ds Max, automatically create restore points during their installation. Follow these steps to restore your computer:

  1. Right-click on the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Open Recovery by searching for it in Control Panel.
  3. Click on Open System Restore.Open System Restore
  4. Click Next and you’ll see a list of restore points. The best restore point would be one that is recent and predates the error.
  5. Select the restore point and click next. Windows will show you a list of hard drives that will be affected. Click Finish to begin the restoration process.System Restore

Solution 3 — Use Windows installation media

Using an installation media gives you two new ways to recover your system. Before we start, naturally, you must have either a disc or USB with Windows’ installation files on it. If you don’t have it, you can easily create it by following the instructions in this article.

Read also: The Windows Tips app helps you get better with Windows 10.

Reset your computer using an installation media

You can reset your computer to its default state. This will remove all of the installed applications and restore all the settings, but lets you keep your files if you choose so.

  1. Connect the installation media to your computer and then restart it.
  2. Boot from the installation disc or USB. How you do this depends on the manufacturer, and if you don’t know how to do it, you should check their site or your computer’s user manual.
  3. Starting the installation, choose the language you prefer and click Next.
  4. Choose Repair your computer, then click Troubleshoot.
  5. Finally, select  Reset this PC. This should reset your PC and solve your problem.

Reinstall Windows

Reinstalling Windows will delete everything, including applications; updates; drivers; and personal files, so you should think it through.  If you are sure, then you can follow the detailed instructions provided in this article to do it.


OccidentAcrident.dll error is a DLL error and those are generally quite hard to fix. We hope these methods have helped you get rid of it. Use the comments section below to tell us how your efforts went, if there has been another DLL error you faced in the past, and if we’ve forgotten to mention an easier way to get rid rid of this error.