If you are trying to open a program on your Windows computer and receive the error message “The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer” it means Universal CRT. Part of Visual C++ Redistributable was not installed properly or “api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll” file on your computer is missing or has been damaged.
You may encounter this error when trying to open some Adobe applications, SmartFTP software, Skype, AutoDesk, Corel Draw, Microsoft Office, XAMPP, etc.
DLL stands for Dynamic Link Libraries and is the external software of an application that runs on Windows or any other operating system. Most applications are incomplete; save the code in different files, If you need the code, the related file will be loaded into memory and used. If the operating system or software cannot find the relevant DLL file or the DLL files are corrupted, you may receive a message that the DLL file is missing.
How To fix “The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing”
Before you begin, make sure that your Windows has been updated to the latest operating system. Also, run System File Checker to replace potentially corrupted system files. Reinstalling the program that encountered this error may also help. If not, check the following options:
- Repair the installed Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package.
- Create a new DLL file.
- Update for Universal C Runtime.
- Install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable update.
- Install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio.
Repair Package Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable
If you have installed the Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package but you are still receiving the error message, you need to perform a repair of the program. To do this, open Control Panel and select Programs and Features.
Search for Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x64) (if your computer uses 64 bit version) > right click on it > select Change button.
Click the Repair button to proceed with the repair.
Reinstall the DLL file
If the existing DLL file is already on your computer, but you are still receiving this error message, you may need to Reinstall the DLL.
If the DLL file is missing, download the missing DLL file from the Internet and paste it into the software’s directory. While you can try, it probably won’t fix the problem.
Update for Universal C Runtime
Download the update for Universal C Runtime from Microsoft. Next, reinstall this version and restart your computer and check. To give you more information, starting with Windows 10, Universal CRT is part of the operating system.
Install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Update
If this doesn’t help, you can reinstall the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Update from Microsoft. You need to select the appropriate OS version, i.e. 64 bit or 32 bit.
Install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio
Like the Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package, some programs use Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017. And you need to install this package at Visual Studio.
You can try the 5 solutions mentioned above to fix “The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer” error appearing on your computer mine. If you encounter difficulties during the implementation, do not hesitate to leave a message below to assist you.
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