If you get a vcruntime140_1.dll error, here are some workable solutions to assist you in resolving the issue.
It’s time to check your social media platforms, so you open the Firefox web browser on your computer. All of a sudden, an error message appears: vcruntime140_1.dll file is missing. In addition, the web browser does not work at all. The buttons are not working, the browser is not searching…..you can search the
This is an issue involving the opening of certain applications, especially on Windows 10. An error message appears stating that the system file vcruntime140_1.dll is missing and the application ceases to operate normally. This issue occurs with applications that require this specific system file in order to operate, including Avast Antivirus, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Zoom and other applications. Furthermore, most persons who have experienced this problem stated that it usually occurs after the installation of a Microsoft Office software.
Let us take a look at some proven solutions to the problem of the vcruntime140_1.dll system file error. We will use the Microsoft Edge and the Avast Premium Security applications as examples.
1. End the Application’s Processes
There is a possibility that one or more of the processes for the affected application loaded into the system memory becomes corrupted. As a result, the vcruntime140_1.dll system file is prevented from being properly loaded into the system memory.
Ending the application’s processes using the Task Manager will remove any corrupted processes within the system memory so that it can be reopened glitch-free. Here’s how to end any application’s processes from system memory using the Task Manager.
Step 1: End the Application
- Open the Task Manager
The Task Manager can be quickly opened using the Taskbar at the bottom of the screen. Open the Taskbar Menu by right-clicking on the Taskbar, then click on Task Manager in the menu.
If you are opening Task Manager for the first time since the computer booted, it will be opened in minimized view as illustrated in the image above. Skip this step if the Task Manager opened in its expanded view as in the image below.
- Click on More details
- Click on the Processes tab
- On the Processes tab, search for and select the application from the list of App
- Click the End task button
- A dialog box will appear; click the End process button
Step 2: End the Application’s Background Processes
After ending the application’s process under the list of Apps, scroll down and search the list of Background processes for any processes for the application. If any exists, end the processes in the same manner as described in the steps above.
If ending the application’s processes from the system memory does not solve the problem, move unto the next solution.
2. Restart Computer System
Restarting the computer system by shutting it down then turning it back on completely clears the system’s memory. Any corrupted files once stored in the system’s memory will be removed and the memory refreshed when the computer boots up.
3. Reinstall the Application
Completely uninstalling and reinstalling the application may assist in replacing the corrupted vcruntime140_1.dll system file. Here’s how to uninstall an application in Windows 10.
Before uninstalling any application, ensure that the installation software or media is available so that the application can be reinstalled.
Step 1: Uninstall the Application
- Open Windows Settings from the Start Menu
Open Windows Settings quickly through the Start Menu. Click on the Windows icon found at the bottom-left corner of the screen to open the Start Menu, then click on the Settings icon in the Start Menu.
- In the Windows Settings, click on Apps
- On the Apps page, click on Apps & features in the Left Pane
- On the Apps and features page, scroll down and search for the application
- Click on the application to view more options.
- On the expanded application options, click on the Uninstall button
- A pop-up will appear. Click the Uninstall button to continue
- Follow the proceeding instructions to successfully uninstall the application
Step 2: Reinstall the Application
Once the application is uninstalled, reinstall the application using its installation software, disk, or USB.
If reinstalling the application does not solve the problem, move unto the next solution.
4. Duplicate the Missing vcruntime140_1.dll System File into Application’s Folder
If all other solutions failed, an alternative to solving this issue is to duplicate a copy of the vcruntime140_1.dll system file into the folder of the affected application. Persons who have experienced this issue have praised the success of this solution. Here’s how to find the system file and duplicate it into the affected application’s folder.
- Open File Explorer
One of the quickest means to open File Explorer is through the Taskbar at the bottom of the screen. By default, there is a File Explorer icon on the Taskbar. Click on the File Explorer icon.
- Click on the Search bar
- Type “vcruntime140_1.dll” into the Search bar and click on the Search button or press the Enter key. After a few seconds or minutes, File Explorer would display a list of vcruntime140_1.dll files on the computer
- Copy one of the vcruntime140_1.dll system file. Right-click on the file to open the drop-down menu then click Copy. Also, you can also select the file and press and hold the CTRL key while pressing the C key
- Navigate to the folder of the application and paste the system file into the folder. Right-click on the folder and click Paste in the drop-down menu. Also, you can also press and hold the CTRL key then press the V key to paste the file into the current folder
- The folder in which to paste the system file depends on the affected application. Here is a list of the folders to paste the system file based on the affected application