- “Wing32.dll Not Found”
- “This application failed to start because wing32.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”
- “Cannot find [PATH]\wing32.dll”
- “The file wing32.dll is missing.”
- “Cannot start [APPLICATION]. A required component is missing: wing32.dll. Please install [APPLICATION] again.”
Fix For Wing32.dll Errors
Wing32.dll errors are very annoying problems that are common on computers that run DOS based programs. The Wing32.dll file was used to help the “WinG” graphics interface, but has since been replaced with DirecX. If you are seeing errors caused by this file, then it’s time to try and fix it using the following tutorial:
Errors Caused By Wing32.dll
Wing32.dll is a file used by older versions of Windows to run the graphical user interfaces for DOS. Although this framework has now been replaced with the DirectX program, it’s still used to play older games on computers and for various other graphical applications. If you’re seeing errors by the Wing32.dll file, it could be down to a series of problems which include the likes of having a virus infection on your computer, the file being corrupted or it being incompatible with your version of Windows.
Here are some of the typical errors caused by the wing32.dll file:
How To Fix Wing32.dll Errors
Step 1 – Download & Register New Version Of Wing32.dll
It’s often the case that this file will become damaged or corrupted if it’s already on your PC. Many later versions of Windows do not even have this file on their system, making it important that you’re able to put a copy of the file into your PC. Here’s what you need to do…
2) Open up “My Computer”
3) Browse to C:\Windows\System32
4) Locate any current version of wing32.dll
5) If there is a current version, rename it to wing32.dll.old (will act as a backup)
6) Extract the new wing32.dll from our zip file
7) Place the new wing32.dll into C:\Windows\System32 folder
This should give your computer a fresh new version of the file that it needs to run. If your computer had this file already on the system, you should try and restart your PC. However, if your computer did not have this file, you need to then “register” it for use on your system. To do this, you should click Start > Run (or search for “Run” in Vista & Win7) and then in the run box, type “cmd”. This will load up the command prompt for your computer into which you should type regsvr32 wing32.dll. This will register the file and allow it to be used by Windows. After this, see if the error comes back and if it does, refer to step 2…
Step 2 – Reinstall The Program That Uses Wing32.dll
If you’re trying to use a program that just crashes citing a wing32.dll error, then you should look at reinstalling the program in order to replace the wing32.dll file. Reinstalling the program will put the developer’s version of wing32.dll onto your system, which is more or less guaranteed to make it work. It’s often the case that a variety of programs will not install properly, leaving the wing32.dll file corrupted or incomplete. A reinstall should repair any potential damage that’s stopping your computer from using the file it needs.
Step 3 – Clean Out Viruses
Antivirus programs are software tools which scan through your PC and remove any of the viruses or malware infections that are on your system. It’s often the case that viruses will infect various DLL files on your computer and then cause them to be unreadable to your PC. To ensure this is not happening on your computer, you should try using an antivirus program to scan through your system and remove any of the infections that cause all these errors. You can download our recommended antivirus program from the link above, but there are a large variety of programs available.
Step 4 – Clean The Registry
The ‘registry’ is a big database inside Windows which keeps a large list of references for the DLL files on your system. This central database is where Windows keeps a list of the DLL file locations for your computer, and is where your system looks each time it wants to use a dll file such as wing32.dll. Unfortunately, it’s prone to becoming damaged and corrupted and is constantly being unable to read the files and references that it needs to open the files that it wants. This is a major problem that causes a lot of damage to many different parts of your system. Running a registry scan will remove all the damaged references inside the registry, allowing it to run as quickly and smoothly as possible.