Autorun.dll errors are the most common errors in Windows. Most of these errors occur when we try to install or run some programs. These errors mostly have messages like autorun.dll is missing or the autorun.dll file is not found in this program. So, you may be wondering what this autorun.dll file is and why it is critical to run a program.
What is an Autorun.dll file?
DLL files are program resource files and contain important program information. The autorun DLL is the resource file for installing and starting the program, and for some reason, if this file is missing, the program cannot be started or installed. Now that we know why we need an autorun.dll file, let's see what we can do if we get the missing autorun.dll error.
Method 1: find it in the trash
Someone may have inadvertently deleted an autorun.dll file from the program directory, and because of this, you may receive this error. In this case, you can simply restore the file and your error can be easily fixed.
Step 1] Open Trash can.
Step 2] Find autorun.dll in the list. If you have found one, right click on it and choose restore the item.
It will automatically restore the autorun.dll file to its original folder and you can now launch the program. If you cannot find the autorun.dll file in the Recycle Bin, try the following methods.
Method 2: scan and clean the image
Autorun.dll errors can also occur due to file corruption. Due to some system file corruptions, autorun.dll gets infected and damaged. You need to check those corrupted files and repair them to resolve DLL autorun error. Follow these steps to scan and repair damaged files.
Step 1] Press windows and find the command prompt, right click on the first result and select run as administrator.
Step 2] Press Yup at the User Access Control prompt.
Step 3] Write SFC / scannow in the command prompt window and hit enter. It will start looking for damaged files. This process can take some time, so be patient and wait for it to complete.
Step 4] Restart the computer after the scan is complete.
For many users, only sfc / scannow does the job and the error goes away and they can use the program. Check if your error is resolved or not. If not, follow these steps.
Step 5] Repeat the first two steps to open Command Prompt as administrator.
Step 6] Copy, paste the following commands one by one and then press Log in one by one to execute the commands.
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Step 7] DISM scan will start with the previous command. This scan will take 15-20 minutes, so please be patient and wait for the scan to complete. The scan will repair damaged files on your computer.
Step 8] Restart your PC after the scan is complete.
Method 3: install Windows updates
Microsoft periodically releases an update for bugs and bugs that have been detected in Windows. If you haven't updated your system in some time, autorun.dll error may occur due to outdated system files. Follow this procedure to check for new updates.
Step 1] Press windows Y io at the same time and select Update and security.
Step 2] Click Look for updates in the right menu.
Step 3] It will start downloading updates for your computer. Once all the updates have been downloaded, restart your PC to install them.
After installing the error, check whether you can install and run the programs or not.