This article will explain to you all about Comctl32.dll error. You need to start with understanding the file and then get on with it. For that, we have arranged a structure that will suit you the best for effective understanding. Our motive for writing this article is to gather the information together and structure it in one place for readers who require such information. You will not have to go to various sites to find information on one such error.
Let us now continue by highlighting some important details about the Comctl32.dll file. You may need this file information while fixing the problem. Minute details are important in DLL files.
|File Type:||Win32/64 DLL|
|File Size:||529KB - 619KB
|Copyright:||© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.|
|Product Name:||Microsoft Windows Operating System|
|File Version:||5 versions available|
What Causes comctl32.dll Error?
This file represents the common control library of your Windows. You may find this error if this file is missing from your computer or if the file is corrupted. Any issues in your registry can also cause the Comctl32.dll error on your system. The file could be corrupted when there is a virus in your system. The last cause could be the failure of your hardware. This error will pop-up in a box on your screen just like the image below.
The message inside the box may change depending on the Windows version you are using. So, here is the preview of the messages that could show up on your screen. All of this message means you have a Comctl32.dll error in your system.
“Comctl32.dll Not Found”
“This application failed to start because comctl32.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”
“Cannot find [PATH]\comctl32.dll”
“The file comctl32.dll is missing and Cannot start [APPLICATION] “
“A required component is missing: comctl32.dll. Please install [APPLICATION] again.”
How To Fix Comctl32.dll Error?
You have to perform a few steps to fix the Comctl32.dll error. We will show you a few methods through which you could fix this error. All these methods are for your Windows only. If one method does not work, it means the cause of Comctl32.dll error was not that particular one on your system. When we know the cause, we will be able to fix it.
Fix 1: Run A Virus Scan
You can do this in either of the two ways. You can either get an anti-virus software on your computer and run it to find the virus on your computer. Once you get the location of the virus to remove the file completely, the software can also do that for you. Another way is to get the “Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.” It is a free tool and it will check for “prevalent malware” only. You will not be able to find all the viruses.
Fix 2: Do A System Restore
This fix will definitely solve this error on your system. This is a complete restore of your system and it will attend to all the causes at one go. It is a little lengthy process and to make it easier to grasp we have used images. The screen should match with the images if you have Windows 7 or higher.
- When you open your control panel it should look like the image below.
- You will see 7 options. Click on the option that reads “System and Security.”
- Then you will be taken to another page like the image below.
- You should then click on the “System” option.
- The image below will the new page on your screen.
- Now on your left find the option “System Protection.”
- That should bring you to a new window just like the image below.
- Click on “System Restore.”
- You should get two options to restore. Select the “Recommended Restore” and click on next.
- The new screen should show your restoration points on your screen.
- Select the one where you want to restore and click on next.
- The new window will ask for confirmation. Click on Finish to confirm.
- It will show you a warning suggesting you can’t interrupt the process once started.
- Click yes if you want to continue.
The restore will take some time. After it is done, you should restart the computer and the error should be gone.
This brings us to the end of the article. You should now know the basic information for the file Comctl32.dll. Along with this, we ensured to mention the causes behind this error on your Windows. This was important because you need to know what are you fixing before performing the fix. Our content should give you enough information to help any other person with this same issue.
We also ensured to explain the technical steps with the help of images for better understanding. In case there is any doubt in our article. You can write to us through the comment box below and we will revert back to you with a solution to your doubt.