You may have encountered an error message that the program cannot start because msvcp140.dll was not found, and want you to reinstall the program to fix the problem when you want to run an application, program, or game. Want to know about this issue? Let’s look at the basic explanation first about msvcp140.dll.
MSVCP140.dll is a constituent file of the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. This entire data package is responsible for the run-time components required to run C++ applications built using Visual Studio 2015.
In general, dll files are Dynamic Link Library files in other words it provides instructions for specific applications of what actions they need to perform.
MSVCP140.dll file which may be needed when running some applications, especially Games, the action is canceled if there is no such file.
If you get the warning “the program can’t start because msvcp140.dll is missing” it’s actually quite common for Windows users at times.
The message indicates that the dll file is missing, therefore the system or program cannot be started.
I’ve experienced this problem, most often when trying to run the Skype application, especially version 7.33 which incidentally requires the Microsoft Visual ++ 2015 Redistributable package to find the required DLL library.
If you’re having issues like 0x80240017 which requires installing or reinstalling Microsoft Visual++ 2015 Redistributable to allow Skype and other applications to communicate with certain dll libraries.
There are two different problems that can arise while running the application
1. The program can’t start because msvcp140.dll is missing from your computer. Reinstall the program to fix this problem.
2. The code execution cannot proceed because msvcp140.dll was not found. Try reinstalling the application may fix this problem.
In some cases, the cause of this bug may be a damaged system or even malware infection.
According to experts that the missing MSVCP140.dll error is from the “vcruntime140.dll” and api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll errors.