Fix “The program can’t start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer.” error on Windows

What hides behind this name is the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable which can easily be downloaded on the Microsoft website as x86 or x64 edition:

32 bit:

64 bit:

Usually, the application that misses the dll indicates what version you need - if one does not work, simply install the other.

Fix for: The program can't start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer.

200 thoughts on “Fix “The program can’t start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer.” error on Windows”

  1. I just torrented Oblivion and the message “The program can’t start because Binkw32.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.” I don’t think reinstalling it is going to make a difference, and I can’t find the solution online.

    Has anyone else had this problem?

  2. I got this message when i tried to install it – “A newer version of Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable has been detected on the machine.”

    But then it asked me if i want to re-install the current one again, so i did and hopefully that worked.

  3. Hi ,Ihave installed vcredist_x86.exe and wamp installed without the pop up that msvcr100.dll is missing.Problem is that it still can’t run.
    please help.

  4. MSVCR100.dll is missing on my computer what is the solution. I have download MSVCR100.dll manually from the internet and is not working is confusing please help me with these

  5. ***FIX FOR WINDOWS 8 64BIT**

    if it says the dll is missing in windows 8 and you have installed the update as per the above post and it still isnt working, the dll is actually missing. turn on the folder view options to show all hidden files, system files and file extensions then go into the
    directories and look for the file itself (MSVCR100.dll). it will be missing from one or both directories. you now need to copy the file(s) from another windows 7 or 8 64BIT computer where the redist has installed properly. this WILL fix this issue.

    i have had two identical computers with the same updates and one of them had this file missing for no reason… bug methinks..

    • I’m having the same issue.

      Software won’t run. Message: msvcp100.dll missing.

      I have downloaded and tried to install vcredist (x86) AND (x64) versions. Get a message “new version already installed”
      Followed above instructions. FOUND msvcp100.dll in both locations.

      Utterly disheartened and confused.

      Any other ideas?

  6. Thanx i run windows 8 64… but it was a 32 program i run so i need the one for 32 OS but i am happy now my keylogger work agan πŸ˜€

  7. It worked for me…I have a Windows 7 64 bit machine & the 64 bit download did not fix the issue. I had to download the 32 bit version to fix the issue.

  8. Thank you!! that fixed my problem with a Cisco ASDM GUI. I run x64 Windows 7 and the ASDM is x86, I installed the x86 version of the redist, and it worked (the x64 didn’t). Good stuff!!

  9. Brilliant post!
    It worked for my system perfectly…
    A tip though- install *36 vesion even if you have a *64 bit version of windows…

  10. Hi friend,

    I got this error while i opened SAP GUI (sap logon). Seems some unwanted update has interrupted.

    Installation of the above said patch fixed my problem.

    Thank you so much !!!

  11. Thanks, I needed this for Azureus after a Java upgrade. The x86 version worked like a charm on my old XP machine (Windows Media Center). Very much appreciated.

  12. i downloaded the top one but it says a newer version has been detected, what shall i do? i tried the bottom link but that doesn’t work cause im on 32 bit computer. Please i really need to be able to use the programme that doesn’t work! =(

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  14. still have the issue, i had redistx64 installed and still getting that error then i uninstalled the residtx64 and downloaded the newest which is the microsoft visual c + + 2012 and still getting the error. i tried reinstalling the redistx64 but always gets”installation did not successful” i now have 2 issues.

    1st the error that i was getting
    2nd i cannot install the redistx64 and even the redistx86 2010
    what do i do? somebody help

  15. first got the same problem ” a newer version was detected on your pc”

    I downloaded the libraries from x360ce, put them in the x360ce folder and the error was gone. I have the 64bit version but I hope it will work for you too.

  16. how can i fix this eror when i want to instal the game . the program can’t start because binkw32.dll is missing from your computer . try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.. plz help me

  17. If the 2010 version doesn’t work you may also have to try the 2012 version as well. That’s what worked for me after trying both 32 and 64 bit 2010 versions.

  18. My error window shows

    avgul.exe system error

    This program can’t start becausemfc110u.dll is missing from your computer.
    Try reinstalling the program. to fix the problem.

    If I reinstall AVG how do I know or can be assured it will not happen again. I used the uninstall on my programs control panel.

    I also have a conduit background container that keeps popping up after an uninstall of OBit- Advanced System Care product. I actually bought a russian anti malware and anti virus that world great. But these error windows pop up at start up and nothing I do clears them. No registry clean up nadda nunca nothing.

    • Rim, you should be happy! For 2 days I’ve been working with technical support, obviously to no avail. Today I decided to “HELP” myself and found it in about an hour too.


  19. This did not work for me. While trying to install both versions I received an error message saying that a newer version of the redistributable has been detected on the machine and my computer does not meet the requirements for installation. But Hexchat still says the .dll is missing. I don’t know what to do.

  20. This did not work for me. While trying to install both versions I received an error message saying that a newer version of the redistributable has been detected on the machine and my computer does not meet the requirements for installation. But AVG still says the .dll is missing. I don’t know what to do.

  21. I’m having the same problem as Barbara Jordan and M. Burns, namely:

    “a newer version of the redistributable has been detected on the machine”

    How can my pc be running a newer version than what I just downloaded from Microsoft.

  22. It would have saved me a lot of time to find this answer first instead of trying 10 other things that did not work before finally finding the answer here.

  23. “same problem here newer version has been installed but still not found the dll…”

    i have same problem with you..and then i try this installer:

    for windows 7 x86 , try this:
    32Bit: Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)

    it works for me

  24. i am using 64bit os, and i try what it’s said but it didn’t work
    it said that the new version already intalled
    then i try to install x86(32bit) version of visual c++ and it’s work it solve my problem

  25. I ran into this problem on a VM running v6 of Java and ASDM to manage Cisco ASAs. WhenI upgraded v6 to v7, this started happening. Reinstalling the Visual C++ libraries did not resolve it. Uninstalling v7 and rolling back to v6 did immediately. FYI

  26. If running 64 bit, and your dll not found and you followed all methods do this:

    Place yours emulator folder within Program files (your 32 bit one, not the 64). The program then references the dll in the correct folder πŸ™‚

  27. Thnx ya.. it realy worked for me! I installed WATCH DOGS and after installation it shows the problem msvcp100.dll is missing.. so i tried ur website and it works πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot

    • Hi Robert, I had the same issue, this is how I solved it.
      I went to the notification panel on task bar, clicked on new updates available, search and select any update called security platform for Microsoft visual c++ ….. redistributable. and click on update.
      Hope this was helpful

      • I tried your suggestion but, there was no update called security platform. There was an update for Microsoft visual c++ redistributable. I selected this update and installed it. This still didn’t fix the problem when I try to open the Autodesk 3ds max design program. It still says the MSVCP100.dll is missing. I’m at my wits end trying to fix this problem.

  28. I have tried every fix including this suggestion. None have worked. When I tried this solution it said the Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable was already installed (both versions).

    • Definitely works. I’ve had all the possible problems that can occur and this solved the issue.
      First it says i’m missing that stupid file, than i tried to download the file but it says i have a newer version already, then i did this steps from the link, and it is solved.
      Thanks for the link.

  29. helo frndssssssssssssssssssss how r u ?

    i am install far car 3 in my computer..but game not play in my computer ,,when i play game far cry 3 then window is show error.
    and error is MSVCP100.DLL is show on my computer ..
    i have many times trying to play this gamr but everytime fail

    soo plzz plzz help me frndssss

    i have also install file missing MSVCP100.DLL but game not play

    but still show same error

  30. I install it but the problem is not solved.I have tried to uninstall it,install other version and everything but the error pop up again.If someone have other ideas for resolving the problem….

  31. how do l fix this issue Fix β€œThe program can’t start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer.” error on Window

  32. I’m running x64 Bit version of Windows Server 2012 R2 and installing the x86 version resolved my issue as other posts have mentioned.

    Thanks so much!

  33. hy, i try to lauch Brother a tale of two sons game. it said missing mscvr100.dll. and i download mscvr100.dll then i copy it to system & system32 . but the error still the same. i need help please… thx. sorry my bad english.

  34. The program can’t start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer.try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
    fifa 15 is showing this message when i m trying to open on windows10 help me

  35. you did an imaginable work here, after 4 days walking around the bush you put me on the better road side it works for me so easily. thanks great work.

  36. if reinstalling the program didn’t help you can searched the internet for the file you can download the missing MSVCR100.dll file and copied the new one into your Windows. If the folder already contained a copy of the .dll file you had to overwrite it with the new copy. The fix should took effect immediately and you could game without problems and without the need of a system restart. Though restarting is always a good idea after making changes in Windows systems. Here’s a link to dll file


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