Api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll: Don’t just delete any unknown file

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When this occurs, an error message such as “api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your machine” will be shown. Reinstalling the software may help solve this issue. There isn’t a single operating system out there that is error-free. It is conceivable that this file is missing because you removed it by mistake, a third-party software interferes with it, or it was never downloaded on your Windows device in the first place.

What is this error?

Once the software has been downloaded and installed on your computer, it should copy the DLL file to the appropriate location to be used by the application. There are vicious persons out there who may attempt to trick you with a bogus version of the legitimate api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll file. If you encounter this problem, avoid downloading the DLL from unreliable or questionable sources. These files might be infected with malware.

If you encounter an error message while attempting to launch the software on your Windows machine, In this case, it signifies that either a part of the Visual C++ has failed to instal successfully or that the file has gone missing or gotten damaged. The application cannot start because API-ms-win-crt-runtime.dll is missing. If the problem occurs in the file, the same troubleshooting should be performed. This error message may appear while attempting to access specific Skype, Autodesk, and other programmes, for example. Error loading or launching DLL files may arise. In computing, DLL refers to dynamic link libraries that may operate on any operating system, whether Windows or another. The vast majority of programmes are incomplete and contain code in many files. Whenever the code is required, the corresponding file is loaded into memory and made available for usage. An error message stating that a DLL file is missing may be shown if the operating system or programme cannot locate the relevant DLL file in the application installation location or if the DLL file is corrupted.

Resolving the issue

As you start, make sure that Windows is up to date by checking for and confirming any updates. Replace any possibly corrupted system files by running the System File Checker. Installing the application again may potentially help fix the problem.

1.  Repair the Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package that was previously installed.

The Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package may need to be repaired if an installation was damaged or a poor update was applied. After installing the Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package, you may have to fix the application. To achieve this, go to the “Programs and Features” area of the Control Panel and open it. For 64-bit machines, locate and right-click on Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x64) > choose Change from the context menu, then click on Restore from the menu that appears.

2.  Replace the DLL file’s registration information

However, if you have the DLL file on your computer and are still having this problem, you may have to go in and re-register the file. For DLL problems, downloading and copying a.dll file isn’t the best answer; instead, you should try a different approach. That approach may work for you, but there’s no guarantee.

3.  The Universal C Runtime Environment has been updated.

Microsoft’s Universal C Runtime update is available for download. Restart your computer after installing the Runtime component to verify. For your knowledge, the Universal CRT is now part of Windows 10 and will be available to all users.

4.  Install the latest version of Microsoft Visual C++

An update to the Redistributable may be required if this doesn’t fix things for you. You must choose between the 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Windows. Take care during installation to prevent problems or a failed installation.

5.  Version 5.0 of Microsoft Visual C++ for Visual Studio

The Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017 is used by certain apps much as the Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package. This one could be something you need to put in.

To see whether any of the remedies listed above will help, try them all and see which one works best for you. If none of them does, check the log files for further information.