Fix MFC140u.dll Missing Error – 5 Easy Methods

When trying to open a program, you keep getting this error message:

The program can’t start because mfc140u.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix the problem.

Not to worry. You’re not alone. Many Windows users have reported this error as well, and they have fixed the error with one of the following methods. To fix your mfc140u.dll missing error, you can also try these methods.

Try the methods one by one until you find the one that works for you.

Method 1: Download and install the mfc140u.dll file
Method 2: Reinstall the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package
Method 3: Run the System File Checker tool
Method 4: Reinstall the program
Method 5: Run a virus/malware scan of your entire system

Method 1: Download and install the mfc140u.dll file

The error message claims that you can’t start the program because the mfc140u.dll file is missing from your computer. To fix the problem, you can download and install the mfc140u.dll file manually with DLL-files.com Client.

With DLL-files.com Client, you can download the mfc140u.dll file with just one click, then install it easily on your computer. You don’t need to verify your Windows version. More importantly, you don’t need to worry about downloading the wrong files.

1) Download and install DLL-files.com Client on your computer.

2) Launch the program and type “mfc140u.dll” into the search box and then click on the Search for DLL file button.

search for the mfc140u.dll file

3) Click the mfc140u.dll link.

download the mfc14u.dll file

4) Click the Install button. You’ll be prompted to buy a license key and register the program to install the file.

install the mfc140u.dll file

If Method 1 doesn’t work for you, continue to try Method 2.

Method 2: Reinstall the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package

The file mfc140u.dll is part of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. The mfc140u.dll missing error could indicate the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package is either corrupt or missing. To fix the error, you can try reinstalling the package. To do so:

1) Go to the download page of Microsoft to download Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015.

2) Click the Download button.

3) Select the version to download corresponding with the Windows version you have.

Note:

If you’re running a 32-bit version of Windows, you just need to install the 32-bit version of the redistributable package, so just select vc_redist.x86.exe.

If you’re running a 64-bit version of Windows, you need to install both the 32-bit version and the 64-bit version of the redistributable package, so select both vc_redist.x64.exe and vc_redist.x86.exe.

4) Click the Next button then the package will be downloaded to your computer.

5) Double-click on the downloaded file and follow the instructions on the screen to install the package.

6) Once done, restart your computer and check to see if the error still occurs.

If Method 2 doesn’t work for you, continue to try Method 3.

Method 3: Run the System File Checker tool

The mfc140u.dll missing error can occur due to corrupt or missing system files. You can try running the Windows built-in System File Checker tool to scan for the corrupt or missing system files, and restore the files that have become corrupt or gone missing. To do so:

1) On your keyboard, press Win+R (the Windows logo key and the R key) at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type “cmd” into the Run box, and then press Ctrl+Shift+Enter at the same time to open Command Prompt as administrator.

3) At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press the Enter key on your keyboard.

sfc /scannow

The sfc /scannow command will scan all your system files including the protected system files and replace corrupted files automatically. The process can take a while. Do not close the Command Prompt window until the verification is 100% complete. The result will be shown after the process is finished.

Method 4: Reinstall the program

Reinstalling the program may help re-register the .dll and fix the error. Follow below steps to reinstall the program and see if it works.

Firstly, uninstall the program.

1) Right-click on the Start menu button at the lower left corner of the desktop and select Apps and Features.

2) Type the program name into the search box. Then you’ll see the program show up under the search box.

3) Click on the name of the program and click Uninstall. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the program.

Secondly, download and install the program again. Then check to see if the error still occurs.

Method 5: Run a virus/malware scan of your entire system

Your system can be infected by virus/malware and encounters the mfc140u.dll file missing error. You can try running a virus/malware scan of your entire system with your antivirus/antimalware software and see if the error can be resolved.

If you have no idea what software is trustworthy, the well-known MalwareBytes could be your go to option. Click this link to download MalwareBytes and use it to scan your computer now.

Hopefully you find the article helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment below. I’ll get back to you ASAP.

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