Are you stuck with libeay32.dll error on your screen? That is one of the DLL errors. These DLL files contain information in them to carry out a specific action. To run an application you will need various DLL files. They work as one. So if you don’t have a particular file then the application that needs that file will not work and it will show you the libeay32.dll error on your screen.
Our motive for this article is to explain to our readers the technicality of this error with ease. Our readers should not face any difficulties trying to interpret the information we are providing to them. Complete information is necessary to fix the error on your system.
|Type of file||Win32/64 DLL|
|File size||1.05MB - 2.15MB|
|Copyright||19982008 Business Objects|
|Product name||SSLeay encryption library|
|Developer||The OpenSSL Project|
The Cause For libeay32.dll Error
The cause behind this error could be the file being missing or corrupted on your computer. When there is no file to read you will get this error. Sometimes running certain applications can trigger this error. There are different kinds of ways in which the error could show up.
“Libeay32.dll Not Found”
“This application failed to start because libeay32.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”
“Cannot find [PATH]\libeay32.dll”
“The file libeay32.dll is missing.”
“Libeay32.dll is missing from your computer, please reinstall the application”
“Cannot start [APPLICATION]. A required component is missing: libeay32.dll. Please install [APPLICATION] again.”
How To Fix libeay32.dll Error?
This section will solve your main purpose of being here and reading this article. The fixes explained below will also depend on the version you are using. Along with the main cause of the error to pop-up on your screen
Fix 1: Restore The File
You can never be too sure. There have been cases where you will find that by mistake you have deleted the important files and this could happen with this file too and hence we recommend to check your recycle bin as our first fix. Restore the file if you find it there and then run the application again.
Fix 2: Install libeay32.dll
When you are sure that you only have the libeay32.dll file missing or corrupted, then you can individually or particularly download that file alone from the safe internet site and then replace it with the corrupted file or restore it with the missing file. Once you have installed it then you will be able to run the application that caused the error.
Fix 3: Install OpenSSL
You could try to install the OpenSSL file on your system to supply the libeay32.dll file on your system. If you are not able to find the libeay32.dll file itself as mentioned in the previous fix then this could be your alternative plan as this could also let your application run without libeay32.dll file.
Fix 4: RollBack A Driver
Now, this the 3rd method that you could use to help yourself fix this error. With this process you will rollback your driver a version back that will help you to know if there was any problem with the new installed version. Certain applications may not support the new version yet or your version was not properly installed.
- Type Device Manager in your search bar.
- Open it and match it with the image below.
- Select the option “Display Adapters.”
- Then, click on the option that drops down.
- Right-click sub-option and match your screen with the image below.
- You will find 5 options click on “Properties.”
- This should open a new box for you.
- Find and click on “Roll Back Driver.”
- This will lead you to another box.
- Select your particular reason to rollback and finally click on “Yes.”
This will now start your process of rolling back the driver. It will take some time so, you could wait and then once it is completed restart your computer and then try to run the application again.
Fix 5: Reinstall The Program
It is not always the case where the file is only the issue. You will also find situations where you will find that the application is at fault. To resolve this issue you can uninstall the program first and then install it again to replace the previous files.
Our purpose behind this article is to solve your issues regarding the libeay32.dll file and it is necessary to understand the basis for this file as without the base you might get confused in the middle of the process. Also, if you have any doubts regarding the topic let us know through the comment box below.