Sometimes when launching programs or games you are greeting with an error message that says "the program cannot start because msvcp140.dll is missing on the computer". Don't worry, as we'll show you how to solve the error in the following tutorial. There are several reasons you may encounter the "msvcp140.dll is missing from your computer" error: 1. Corrupted or incorrect registry entries for the file msvcp140.dll 2. msvcp140.dll has been damaged by a virus or other malicious software 3. Other programs have changed the necessary version of msvcp140.dll 4. Other programs have deliberately or accidentally deleted the msvcp140.dll file 5. Other programs have deleted msvcp140.dll What is msvcp140.dll msvcp140.dll is a part of "Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2015" and is often required for running programs developed with Visual C++. Some games or applications may need the file in the game/application installation folder. Copying it from Windows systemfolder to the install-folder of the game/application should fix that problem. Make sure to use the 32bit dll-file for 32bit software, and 64bit dll-file for 64bit software. If it for some reason doesn't work by just replacing the file, you might need to re-install the Microsoft visual C++ Redistributable package which can be found at this https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53840 x86 for 32bit (x86) Windows, x64 for 64bit (x64) Windows. If using a 64bit Windows, install both. Some games using this file: msvcp140.dll pes 2018 msvcp140.dll FIFA 18 msvcp140.dll Mafia 3 msvcp140.dll Dolphin Emulator How to Solve msvcp140.dll Error Method 1; Download and Install the Following File Check the bottom of the article for the file download. Step 1; Unzip msvcp140.dll Step 2; Place the msvcp140.dll file in \windows\System32 if running Windows 32bit. If running a 64-bit version of Windows then you should also add the file to the folder \Windows\SysWOW64. The file might also be found in the folder of the game or program that isn't workingproperly. Take a look at the system type and what comes next. · You'll have this if you have a 32-bit Windows Operating System · You'll have this if you have a 64-bit Windows Operating System Step 3: Reboot your PC If you still have the msvcp140.dll error after rebooting your computer, then take these steps: Open the Start menu Type "cmd" in the search box and press Enter Type regsvr32 msvcp140.dll into the command prompt and press enter Restart your computer once again and you should have solved the msvcp140.dll error. Method 2; Run System File Checker Right click the Windows button and run Command Prompt (Admin) Type sfc /scannow and hit Enter. This checks your computer for corrupted system files, repairing any it comes across. This method could help you find the corrupted file, which makes it easier for you to replace the damaged MSVCP140.dll if it is provided through Microsoft.