FIX: Origin error Entry point not found

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Aleksandar Ognjanovic
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Seemingly, a hefty number of Origin users are getting the Origin error Entry point not found. It happens when they try to run the client. With that said, the error mostly bothers Windows 8 and Windows 7 users. Although, there are some instances where Windows 10 users are unable to run the Origin client.

Here’s what one user said about the error on the EA support forum:

I get an error message saying”The procedure entry point_except1 could not be located in the dynamic library…”. I have uninstalled and re installed and it still is giving me this message.

If you have had a hard time with this error, learn more about the ways to solve it with the steps provided below.

How do I fix Entry point not found on Origin?

1. Install VC++ Redistributables

  1. Make sure your Origin client is closed.
  2. Navigate to Microsoft’s support page, here, and download Visual Studio 2013. Additionally, you can download Visual Studio 3-in-1 for 2015, 2017, and 2019.
  3. Install the Visual Studio redistributables install origin error entry point not found
  4. Reboot your PC and try running the Origin client again.

2. Run the Origin client as admin

  1. Right-click on the Origin desktop shortcut and open Properties.
  2. Select the Compatibility tab.
  3. Check the Run this program as an administrator Origin as admin entry not found
  4. Confirm changes and try again.

We’ve written extensively on Origin client issues. Check out these guides for more information.

3. Temporary disable antivirus

  1. The procedure, albeit similar, differs based on your antivirus solution. The usual steps are to expand the Hidden icons on the taskbar > Right-click your antivirus > click Disable.
  2. If you are running Windows Defender, here’s how to temporarily disable it.
  3. In the Windows Search bar, type Windows Defender.
  4. Open Windows Defender and then Virus & threat protection.
  5. Click on Manage settings.
  6. Disable Real-time protection.disable windows defender origin error entry point not found
  7. Try running the client again and, hopefully, the Origin error Entry point not found won’t appear. Just don’t forget to re-enable the antivirus later.

4. Reinstall the Origin client

  1. In the Windows Search bar, search for Control Panel and open Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Select Origin and remove it.
  4. Navigate to your system partition (usually C:).
  5. Click View in the Toolbar and check the Hidden items box.
  6. Open the ProgramData folder and delete the Origin folder.program data enable
  7. Open Program Files and delete the Origin folder. Do not delete Origin Games folder.
  8. Reboot your PC.
  9. Navigate here and download the Origin desktop client.
  10. Install it and look for improvements.

And on that note, we can wrap up this article. Hopefully, you were able to resolve the Origin error Entry point not found with these steps. In case you have any questions or suggestions, do tell in the comments section below.


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