How To Fix VCRUNTIME140.DLL or MSVCP140.DLL Missing Error in Hogwarts Legacy?
April 19, 2023
Hogwarts Legacy’s successful launch, several users have encountered errors and
glitches that have disrupted their gameplay.
players faced issues like the black screen issue
and others, textures not loading as
However, the most common issue faced was the VCRUNTIME140.DLL or MSVCP140.DLL not found error. Since this error occurs while launching the game - without fixing it you will not be able to play.
worry, there are a few things you can do to fix them. In this article, we'll
provide you with detailed troubleshooting tips to help you get back to playing the
Download the VCRUNTIME140.DLL or MSVCP140.DLL files
Missing DLL error usually occurs if the DLL file is deleted,
corrupt, or sometimes overwritten while installation of a new program. You can
download the missing DLL files, and manually copy and paste them into the
respective folders to fix this issue.
To do this,
1. Select and download the DLL files from the links below
irrespective of the version of your OS i.e. Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, or 7.
Note: You should be able to find the files in the ‘Download’
section of the links provided above.
2. Download 32-bit and 64-bit (one of each) files to your PC
and extract all .zip files.
3. Next, copy the 64-bit 'VCRUNTIME140.DLL' &
‘MSVCP140.DLL’ files and paste them into the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
4. And copy the 32-bit 'VCRUNTIME140.DLL' & ‘MSVCP140.DLL’
files and paste them into the C:\Windows\SysWOW64 folder.
5. If there is an existing 'VCRUNTIME140.DLL' or ‘MSVCP140.DLL’
file in either of these folders then replace it with the new file. However, if
you have a 32-bit Windows system then place only the 32-bit files into the
Re-launch the Hogwarts Legacy game to see if the issue is
2) Install/Repair MS VC++ Redistributable Packages
The most commonly used solution to fix DLL errors is to
re-install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable.
To install/repair VC++ Redistributable packages, follow the
steps mentioned below,
1. Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable
from the link provided here.
Note: Download from X86 and X64 links.
2. Once the download is complete install the downloaded file.
When the installation begins tick the 'I agree to the license terms and
conditions' box and then click on 'Install'. However, if you see only a
‘Repair’ option (VC++ Redistributable is already installed on your PC), select
that button to proceed with the repair.
3. It may take a few minutes for the installation/repair to
finish. Once complete restart the computer and launch the program again to see
if the DLL error is fixed.
4. If the issue still persists, then you can also try
installing multiple versions of MS VC++ files from the links below and repeat
steps 2 and 3 after downloading.