When you fail to mở cửa a program or a tệp tin on your Windows computer, và you’re seeing this error:The program can’t start becauseapi-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem, it could be super frustrating.

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The api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll tệp tin is included in MicrosoftVisual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. If there’s no such software or your existing one is missing, incompatible, or corrupted, you could probably then encounter this problem.

Since the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll tệp tin is included in the software, we can solve this problem through (re)installing the software:

Note: If you already have Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Stadio 2015 on your computer, follow the 3rd way lớn repair the software.

How do I fix theapi-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll missing error?

Method 1: Installthe software via Windows Update

Microsoft has builtVisual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio năm ngoái in Windows UpdateKB2999226. So you can install it through Windows Update.

TypeUpdatein the tìm kiếm box from Start. Then clickCheck for updates(Windows 10) orWindows Update(Windows 7)from the result.
ClickCheck for updates.
Windows should then check for updates automatically. If you use Windows 10, Microsoft will install the detected updates automatically; If you use Windows 7, clickInstall Updates. Restart your computer. Thenrepeat the steps above again until no more updates are available. Open the same program or the tệp tin to see if successful. If you open the program successfully, great! If the error still exists, don’t worry, there’s something else you could try…

Method 2:Download Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 from Microsoftdirectly

You could choose to tải về the software directly from the official Microsoft website. Here’s how you can vày it:

Select your system type x64 or x86(x32), then clickNext.

NOTE:If you’re not sure what system type your Windows runs, check like this: type systemin the tìm kiếm box from the Start menu, then click System(Windows 10) or SystemInformation(Windows 7) from the result. You should then see your system type on the pop-up window.
It should then start to download the file. When it’s done, double-click the downloaded.exe fileand follow the on-screen instructions to lớn complete the installation.Open the same program or the tệp tin to see if successful. If you xuất hiện the program successfully, great! If the error still exists, don’t worry, move onto Way 3.

Method 3:Repair theVisual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio năm ngoái on your computer

If you already have the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio năm ngoái on your computer, you can try to repair it to solve this problem.

Follow these steps:

Typecontrolin the tìm kiếm box fromtheStart menu. Then clickControlPanel.
ClickPrograms và Featuresunder theSmall iconspane.
ClickMicrosoft Visual C++ năm ngoái Redistributable, thenChange.
ClickYeswhen prompted by User account Control & continue lớn follow the on-screen instructions lớn complete the repair.

Method 4: Fix the DLL issue easily with DLL.files.com (Free)

Everyone has received a “Couldn’t find ****.dll…” “****.dll is missing” pop-up message at some time. Well, your problems are over. If you find some DLL files are missing, you can fix it rather easily withDLL.file.com(this website is built by the community) or reinstall this DLL file automatically withDLL.files App.

Here’s how to vày it manually:

Copyapi-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dllinto the search box, & click theSearch DLL filebutton.
Select the DLL file.
Scroll down the page to tải về the correct version (just pick the highest version).The solution is to lớn properly reinstall api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll on your PC.If you don’t know how khổng lồ install the DLL file, you can just follow the installation guide included in their FAQs.

Method 5: Update your DLL files

If a particular DLL tệp tin becomes corrupted or is accidentally deleted, it could wreak havoc on how those programs, that are associated with it, are run. To fix it, you should replace your missing/damaged DLL files with fresh, clean & up-to-date ones.

Option 1 – Automatically (Recommended)

Reimage (commonly known as Reimage Repair) is a computer repair software that can diagnose problems on your computer & fix them immediately.

Reimage Windows Repair is tailored to your specific system và is working in a private và automatic way. It will firstly check hardware-related issues to lớn identify problems, và then security issues (powered by Avira Antivirus), and finally it detects programs that crash, missing system files. Once complete, it will find a solution lớn your specific problem.

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1) Download and install Reimage.

2) mở cửa Reimage và run a không tính tiền scan. This might take 3~5 minutes khổng lồ fully analyze your PC. Once complete, you will be able to reviews the detailed scan report.

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Option 2 – Manually

To check and restore your system file might take time và computer skills. You will need to run numerous commands, wait for the process to complete, or risk your personal data.

Step 1. Scan corrupt files with System tệp tin Checker

System tệp tin Checker (SFC) is a Windows built-in tool to identify và repair corrupted system files.

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo sản phẩm key và R at the same time to open the Run box. Type cmd & press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to run Command Prompt as administrator.


Click Yes when prompted for permission lớn make changes khổng lồ your device.

2) In the Command Prompt, type the following command & hit Enter.

sfc /scannow3) System File kiểm tra will begin khổng lồ scan all system files và repair any corrupted or missing ones it detected. This may take 3-5 minutes.


4) You may receive something like the following messages after the verification.

no errorsit fixed some errorscould not fix all errorscould not fix errors at all……

No matter what message you receive, you can try running dism.exe (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) to lớn further scan the health of your PC.

Step 2. Run dism.exe

1) Run Command Prompt as admin and enter the following commands.

This command line will scan the health of your PC:

dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /scanhealthThis command line will restore the health of your PC:dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth2) After the restore health process finishes, you may get some error messages.

If restore heath gave you errors, you can always try this command line. This will take up to lớn 2 hours.

dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanupIf you getError: 0x800F081Fwith the restore health scan, reboot your PC and run this command line.Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStoreRestart your PC after repairing the corrupt files and check if the error ‘api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing’ persists.

Method 6: Copy the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll tệp tin from your friends’ PC

If unfortunately, all the previous methods fail to lớn help, you can copy the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll file from a PC that runs the same Windows system as yours.

Part 1:Check your Windows system type & find a computer that runs the same system as yours.

Here’s how you can check the Windows type of computer:

On your keyboard, press theWindows logo keyto bring up the search box.Typesystem informationand then selectSystem Informationfrom the result.

You should then see the system type of the computer.

Part 2:Copy the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll file from the working computer and then paste it to lớn the problem computer.

Here’s how you can find the dll file:

On the keyboard of the working computer, press theWindows biệu tượng công ty keyandEat the same time lớn bring up the file Explorer.Go toC:WindowsSystem32, thentypeapi-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll and pressEnter. If it shows no results, go toC:WindowsSysWOW64instead and tìm kiếm api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dllagain.

Copy the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dllfile if found and paste it into the same location as where you copy the file in your problem computer.

Note:Keep in mind that not every computer with the same system type has the DLL tệp tin you want to lớn restore, so this method is not always successful either.

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