When you want to run a game or program, you may have encountered an error message that the program cannot start because msvcp140.dll is missing from your computer, and want you to reinstall the program to fix the problem. Then, msvcp140.dll is part of the Visual C++ Redistributable package for Visual Studio 2015, and all applications developed using Visual C++ require the above package to run the application. Many PC games and applications depend on the Visual C++ Redistributable package (& msvcp140.dll file) and without it, they will fail to start and give you error messages the code execution that cannot proceed because msvcp140.dll was not found and you need to reinstall the application to fix the problem.
The error message above states that MSVCP140.dll is missing from your computer and you should install or reinstall the msvcp140.dll file.
It is possible that the MSVCP140.dll file might be corrupted or missing from your PC. The msvcp140.dll file is installed automatically when you install the Microsoft C++ Runtime Library. Which means it will be installed automatically when you install Windows.
Different error messages related to msvcp140.dll are missing
– The program cannot start because msvcp140.dll is missing from your computer.
– The code execution cannot proceed because msvcp.dll was not found.
– There was a problem starting msvcp140.dll.
– Cannot find ‘msvcp140.dll’. Please, re-install this application.
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\MSVCP140.dll is either not designed to run on Windows, or contains an error.
If MSVCP140.dll is corrupted or missing, don’t worry, because there is an easy way to solve this problem.
You can re-download and install the Visual C++ Redistributable package (which will contain the MSVCP140.dll file) from Microsoft, or download a third-party app such as Msvcp140.dll Missing Fixer provided by download.cnet.com. It is easy to use and will give you guides to solve the problem. You can download it here.