Windows 7 dll repair happens from time to time. Fortunately I have noticed not quite as frequently as I had to on previous versions of Windows, but dll problems still happen. The causes can be varied. Applications accidentally taking a dll file with it when it un-installs, modifies or removes it, etc. This is a problem that does need to be looked at as soon as possible.
It isn’t the end of the world however. You have plenty of options when it comes to fixing the problem. Depending on the specific application or error experiencing the dll issue, you might be able to repair it through that program. For example, Microsoft Office 2007 includes a repair option. If it detects missing dll files, those files will be replaced and allow you to get on with your day.
There are a couple of standard Windows processes you can try as well. Try running either Windows Update or using your Windows 7 DVD to try a repair installation, though perhaps leave that one for last. Any updating having to do with the area of your dll issue very well may replace or repair the Windows 7 dll or correct the registry entries.
The registry is quite possibly what you really need to focus on. Start by running an anti-spyware application to check for any spyware that might be messing with your dll files. Use a free application to clean up and remove anything that might be on your machine. Spybot by Safer Networking is a great option because it is free and includes functionality to block a lot of that stuff from ever being able to get on your computer in the first place.
Last but certainly not least grab a registry cleaning application such as CCleaner. Have it complete a full scan of your Windows registry and take a look at the issues it finds. Fix all of the errors and reboot your machine. Try repeating the step that gave you the error in the first place. If it doesn’t, you should have effected your Windows 7 dll repair.
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