Updated on 14 Jan, 2022
“VCRUNTIME140.dll is Missing” is an error that can occur on Microsoft Windows computers. This error usually pops up after a Windows update or an unsuccessful installation of any specific program. VCRUNTIME140.dll is a file used by Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio. If any of the C ++ package constituents are removed accidentally, corrupted or fails to function, the programs that require C++ may not respond and fail with this error.
To address this issues, we recommend a fresh install of Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio. You can download the package from here. Please note to download the package compatible with a 64 bit system.
If reinstall doesn’t fix, you can try repairing the package by uninstalling and reinstalling them. The steps below will walk you through repairing the package.
1. Open Control Panel and select Programs and Features.
2. Double click on the version of the Microsoft Visual C++ 20xx Redistributable (x64) entry and choose Repair.
3. Continue repairing the additional VC++ installs as required (from older to newer).
4. Reboot the device and test the software again.