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What to do if USER32.dll not found

Here you will find out:

  • what is USER32.dll
  • USER32.dll issues and how to fix it
  • when DiskInternals can help you

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USER32.dll: what is it?

This is a system file that contains information for graphics and is required for the normal operation of Windows. Therefore, if USER32.dll is damaged, your operating system will not be able to work properly, and in some cases will not even be able to boot. This article focuses on the “USER32.dll not found” problem. Here you will find all the necessary information on how to get rid of this problem and, at the same time, keep all your accumulated files, or even restore them.

Signs of USER32.dll issues

The main manifestation of a USER32.dll problem is error messages on your monitor.

Typically, these messages contain information about the source of the damage. In such cases, it is easy to identify the cause of what is happening and find the right solution. Here are some examples of such messages:

  • “USER32.dll: program illegal system DLL relocation”. This clearly describes which program is crashing.
  • “STOP: c0000135 (Unable Locate Component). The application has failed to start, USER32.dll was not found." This type of error is more common on Windows 7.
  • “Your computer cannot boot correctly. Click Restart to restart your computer or click Advanced Options to try other options for repairing your PC.” This version of the error can be found on Windows 8.
  • “Error code c0000135”. This can be found on Windows 10.

In these cases, the system itself often offers possible solutions to the problem. This is quite convenient when the user first encounters this error and does not know what to do at all. In any case, this article will tell you in detail about the possible options for repairing the USER32.dll file.

Method 1. Update Windows

Perhaps you have not enabled the automatic Windows update function; if so, it is quite possible that important updates are not being downloaded in a timely manner. In such a case, update the system right now and then have system updates be automatically downloaded.

You can download the necessary updates from the official Windows Update website. It can also be done by entering the “wupdmgr” command in Command Prompt (with administrator rights).

After installing the latest Windows updates, you can install automatic system updates. To do this, go to the Start menu and select the Programs and Features section. Here, click on the Windows Update section. Next, go to the Change settings tab and activate the option “Enable recommended updates during download, installation” and click OK.

Also consider updating your antivirus application, as the operation of this program can significantly affect the operation of the system as a whole.

Method 2. Reinstall some apps

If the problem occurs during the installation of an application or immediately after that, then the program must be removed and then reinstalled. Sometimes, the error message tells you about a specific program that is causing the problem. In that case, this program should also be uninstalled and then reinstalled.

So, first, uninstall the program: in the Start menu, click on the Control Panel and select the Programs and Features section. In the new window, find the target program and uninstall it. Restart the computer, and after that, download the program again from the official website or from installation media.

Method 3. Use SFC

First, boot from the installation disk and in the System Recovery Options window, select Command Prompt.

Here enter:

sfc /scannow

Then press Enter and wait while the utility checks and fixes all the errors that have occurred.

This method perfectly handles any corruption of the USER32.dll file.

If, nevertheless, there have been no positive changes, then try the last option.

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