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The Code Execution Cannot Proceed Because of Msvcp140.dll: Fix it Now!

The Code Execution Cannot Proceed Because of Msvcp140.dll

In this article you will find out:

  • how to deal with this issue
  • how to protect your data

Are you ready? Let's read!

About the Issue

This error message typically appears when trying to launch an application. There are a couple of reasons why this error appears, it could be due to missing some files required for the application to start or the PC drivers are outdated.

Let's fix it!


1. Delete and Install Fresh App

One of the first things to do when faced with msvcp140.dll missing error is to uninstall the app and then reinstall it again. Often during the reinstallation, the missing DLL file will install back and the app is likely to open and run smoothly.

2. Check Your Drivers

Your PC drivers could be the reason for this error. If after reinstalling the app, the error persists, you should check your PC for outdated drivers and update them automatically or manually.

3. Use the SFC Utility

With the built-in System File Checker utility available on Windows 10, you can check for corrupt files and have them fixed automatically by the tool. Below are the steps:

  • Right-click on Start and select PowerShell (Admin) or Command Prompt (Admin).
  • Type this code into the terminal: SFC /scannow.
  • Allow the scan to run completely, then restart the PC.

4. Try Restoring Your OS

Another way to get around this error is by restoring your PC to a previous state. This can be done from the control panel or following this shortcut.

  • Right-click on Start and select RUN.
  • Enter this command into the box [rstrui] and hit the Enter key.
  • Browse through the available Restore Points and select the most recent.
  • Follow the subsequent prompts to complete the process.

Need to Roll Back OS Update? Save Your Data!

Before rolling back your system to a previous state, it is important to note that you may lose your recently saved files and documents. Also, your recent configurations may be lost, too. Thus, to prevent data loss, it is best to create a backup before proceeding with OS restoration.

There are different types of backups and there are many ways to create them; including using data recovery software or backup software. DiskInternals Partition Recovery is an ideal software app you can use to create data or file backups. This software is primarily a data recovery tool, but it allows you to create Disk Images (a modern backup technology) for free. These Disk Images can be easily mounted back after the OS restorations, and you’ll have all your files back, without losing anything.


Steps to Backup Your Data Before OS Restoration

  • Download the software and install DiskInternals Partition Recovery on your Windows PC.
  • Launch the app after installation and cancel the Wizard box that launches automatically.
  • Select the disk you want to backup, right-click and choose Create Disk Image. You can also click on Drives on the menu bar and select Create Image.
  • Now, choose where to save the disk image - it has to be saved in an external location since you're planning to roll back updates on your PC.

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