Common.dll errors are caused by situations that result in the removal or corruption of a common DLL file .

In some cases common.dll errors can point to problem in registry virus or malware or even failure equipment .

The common.dll error message can refer to any program or system that might be using the file in any of the operating systems Microsoft including Windows 10 , Windows 8 , Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP and Windows 2000.

Common.dll errors

common DLL error message in Windows

There are several different ways common.dll errors can appear on your computer. Here are some of the more common ways that you might see common .dll errors.

  • common.dll not found
  • This application failed to start because common.dll was not found. Reinstalling the app might solve the problem
  • Can’t find [PATH] \common.dll
  • The common.dll file is missing
  • Can’t run [ПРИЛОЖЕНИЕ]. A required component is missing: common.dll. Please install [ПРИЛОЖЕНИЕ] again
  • Windows Shell Common Dll stopped working

Common.dll error messages can appear when using or installing certain programs, when starting or shutting down Windows, or even when installing Windows.

The context of the common.dll error is important information that will be helpful in solving the problem.

How To Fix Common.dll Errors

Do not download common.dll from «DLL download» website. There are many reasons why downloading a dll file is a bad idea . If you require a copy of common.dll, it’s best to obtain it from its original, legitimate source.

Start Windows in safe mode, to follow any of the following steps if you are unable to access Windows normally due to a common.dll error.

  1. Restore common.dll from Recycle Bin . The simplest reason for «absent» file common.dll is that you deleted it by mistake.

    If you suspect that you have accidentally deleted common.dll but you have already emptied the Recycle Bin, you may be able to restore common.dll with a free file recovery program .

    Restoring a deleted copy of common.dll using a file recovery program is only a smart idea if you are sure that you deleted the file yourself and that it was working properly before you did it.

  2. Run a virus and malware scan of your entire system . Some common.dll errors could be related to a virus or other malware infection on your computer that has corrupted the DLL file. It’s even possible that the common.dll error is related to a hostile program masquerading as the file.

  3. Reinstall the program that uses common.dll . If a common.dll DLL error occurs while using a particular program, reinstalling the program should replace the file.

    Try your best to complete this step. Reinstalling the program that provides the common.dll file, if possible, is a likely solution to this DLL error.

  4. Use System Restore to undo recent system changes . If you suspect that the common.dll error was caused by an important file or configuration change, System Restore can solve this problem.

  5. Run the sfc /scannow system file checker command, to replace a missing or corrupted copy of common.dll. If this DLL file is provided by Microsoft, means system file checker should restore it.

  6. Update drivers for hardware devices, which may be related to common.dll. For example, if you’re getting a «common.dll is missing» error while playing 3D video, try updating drivers for your video cards .

    The common.dll file may or may not be related to video cards — this was just an example. The key here is to pay very close attention to the context of the error and troubleshoot accordingly.

  7. roll back driver to a previously installed version, if general errors occurred after updating the driver of a particular hardware device.

  8. Install all available Windows updates . Many service packs and others fixes replace or update some of the hundreds of distributed Microsoft DLL files on your computer. The common.dll file may be included in one of these updates.

  9. Test your memory and then check your hard drive . We’ve left most of the hardware issues to the last step, but memory your computer and HDD are easy to test and are the most likely components to cause common.dll errors if it fails.

    If any of your tests fail, replace memory or replace hard drive As soon as possible.

  10. Repair your Windows installation . If the common.dll file troubleshooting advice above fails, performing a startup repair or repair install should restore all Windows DLL files to their working versions.

  11. Use a free registry cleaner, to fix problems related to common.dll in the registry. A free registry cleaner can help by removing invalid entries registry common.dll which might be causing the DLL error.

    We rarely recommend using registry cleaners. We have included this option here only as a «last resort» attempt before the next destructive step.

  12. Perform a clean install of Windows . A clean install of Windows will erase everything from hard drive and install a fresh copy of Windows. If none of the above steps fix the common.dll error, this should be your next action.

    All information on your hard drive will be erased during a clean install. Make sure you’ve made the best attempt possible to fix the common.dll error with the troubleshooting step prior to this one.

  13. Troubleshoot related issues with hardware, if any general errors persist. After a clean install of Windows, your DLL problem can only be hardware related.

Need more help?

If you are not interested in fixing this problem yourself, see How to correct My computer? a complete list of support options, as well as help with everything, such as determining the cost of a repair, deleting your files, choosing a repair service, and more.

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