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Why DLL Errors Occur And How You Can Avoid Them

To many computer users, it may seem like computer errors occur randomly and without any reason. While it is true that they usually occur without any prior warning, there are usually signs that something is not right. So, there is usually a logical reason behind most computer errors. This reason can vary depending upon the hardware or software component involved and the type of error. If we are able to ascertain why a particular computer error takes place, it will not only help us in troubleshooting, but will also help to avoid the problem altogether.

This post discusses a common computer application error known as DLL errors, which frequently harass PC users. Since little is known about these errors, most users are not even aware that they can be easily avoided most of the time. Before we proceed to investigate DLL errors, it is wise to understand the term DLL.

DLL refers to Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are a group of files which end with the .DLL extension. The main function of these files is to act as common files which can be quickly called upon by various programs or applications to execute a particular task. The reason for sharing is to speed up things, simplify processes and save computer resources.

Why do DLL errors Occur?

Well, for one they are just like any other computer files which are vulnerable to errors. They can get misplaced; can be deleted by mistake and overwritten by a bad file of the same name. A common example of a missing file error is the advrcntr2.dll error which is associated with Nero. You may receive the following message:

“File advrcntr2.dll not found”

Incomplete installation or uninstallation of an application can also cause DLL errors. An example of this is the “tai2.dll not found error” which is generated due to incomplete installation of AOL’s software component known as Topspeed.

DLL files can get infected by malware such as computer virus or spy-ware. They can also conflict with other DLL files and develop problems. They can also be generated due to problems in drivers of peripheral devices such as printers (such as hpzimc09.dll error). Malfunctioning of certain hardware components and the Windows registry can also cause DLL file errors.

How to Avoid DLL errors

You can considerably reduce the chances of DLL errors if you follow the guidelines given below:

  1. Always keep your computer protected from computer viruses and spyware by deploying quality anti-malware tools and using them optimally. You must keep updating the definitions to ensure total protection of your computer.
  2. Keep your Windows operating system and other applications on your PC updated constantly to patch up any security holes or bugs.
  3. Avoid downloading software that you are not sure is genuine. Only download software which you absolutely require and be sure to download from reliable sources.
  4. Maintain your Windows registry by scanning and repairing dysfunctional or corrupt registry keys on a regular basis. You can easily achieve this by using a good quality Windows registry cleaning software.