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Saturday, February 24, 2024

How To Fix Error Code MSVCR90.dll Not Found [Solved]

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A PC allows its user to perform a number of tasks, play video games, and more. However, multitasking comes with a cost like managing your hardware and software. Add to that, is that PC software can fail to perform tasks due to errors and issues. MSVCR90.dll Not Found error is one of those errors that can stop a PC user from playing a video game or performing other tasks. There are multiple reasons why this error code is popping up. In this guide, I will list fixes that will help PC users fix the MSVCR90.dll Not Found error.

MSVCR90.dll Not Found Error Fixes That’ll Help

As the error code suggests, the issue is related to the MSVCR90.dll file. It’s either corrupt or actually missing from your PC. Such files are actually libraries that PC software requires to execute. Without .dll files, pretty much no game or software would work. That is why most video games and PC software come with Visual C++ Redistributable installers, so libraries are installed on your PC and used by the relative software. There are multiple reasons for the MSVCR90.dll Not Found error and the following are the fixes that PC users will find helpful.

Repair The Failing Application

One reason why the MSVCR90.dll Not Found error is popping up when you launch the game or the program is because the said program needs repairing. There are many reasons files can go corrupt and can be fixed by repairing them. In the case of video games, scanning and repairing or verifying the integrity of game files will fix the issue.

Open Windows Settings > Apps > Installed Apps > locate the program for which the MSVCR90.dll error is popping up. Click on the three dots in front of it and select the Advanced option from the drop-down menu >scroll down and click on Repair under “Reset”. Restart your PC, run the program, and the MSVCR90.dll Not Found error is now fixed.

Open Windows settings, go to Apps, and select Installed Apps.
Select the highlighted option.
Repair the app.

If you are experiencing the MSVCR90.dll Not Found error launch a video game, then scan and repair the game files and the error will be fixed. Right-click the game in Steam library > properties > Installed files > click “Verify integrity of game files”. Steam will scan the game files and will download and install any missing or corrupt files. After that, launch the game, and the MSVCR90.dll Not Found error won’t appear.

Open properties by right-clicking the game.
Verify Game files.

Uninstall Microsoft Excel 2010 Security Update (KB3085609)

If you are experiencing the MSVCR90.dll Not Found error with Microsoft Excel, then uninstall the Security Update for Microsoft Excel 2010 (KB3085609) 32-bit version and the error will be fixed. Press Win+R buttons > type ‘appwiz.cpl’ and press enter > View Installed Updates. Find the KB3085609 Update for Microsoft Excel > uninstall it > restart your PC.

Press Win+R and type ‘appwiz.cpl’
Click on “View Installed Updates”
Uninstall the update.

Install Windows Updates

Another reason why you are experiencing the MSVCR90.dll Not Found error is that you haven’t updated your OS. Windows updates automatically download and install packages that contain important .dll files and MSVCR90.dll is one of them. Open Windows Settings > Windows Update > check for updates. Install pending updates and the MSVCR90.dll Not Found error is now fixed.

Install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1

MSVCR90.dll is part of the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 package. The file is either missing or corrupt and can be fixed by installing the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1. Download the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the Visual C++ 2008 SP1 and install it. Restart your PC, launch the program or the game that was showing the MSVCR90.dll not found error, and it is now fixed.

Repair Microsoft Visual C++

If installing the Visual C++ doesn’t fix the MSVCR90.dll Not Found error, then repairing the Visual C++ Redistributables will fix it. Press Win+R > type ‘appwiz.cpl’ and press enter. You’ll find more than one Visual C++ package installed on your PC. Right-click each one > change > Repair. Once all the installed Visual C++ packages are repaired, run the program or the game that is showing the MSVCR90.dll Not Found error, and it is now fixed.

right-click and select change.
Click on Repair.

Scan And Repair System Files

Running the built-in SFC and DISM scans can repair and replace corrupt system files which is likely the cause of MSVCR90.dll Not Found error. Open CMD and run it as an administrator > type ‘sfc /scannow’ and press enter. Let the scan complete, then type ‘DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth’ and press enter. Complete the scan and the error is now fixed.

Run CMD as an administrator.
type the SFC Scan command and press enter.
Type the DISM Scan command and press enter.

That is all for our fixes for MSVCR90.dll Not Found error. If you are facing errors and issues with other PC games or your PC, then also see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes.

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