How To Fix “3ivx.dll Is Missing” Errors
The 3ivx.dll is a file used by the “3ivx” video codec – a popular choice for the QuickTime & 3ivx media players. This file is used primarily to decode the encoded video files, allowing your computerto run the video files that you want to play. Unfortunately, this file is also one of the bigget causes of problems for the respective media players it uses and is often reported as being “missing” when you try and use it. You can fix this error by using the tutorial in this article.
What Causes The 3ivx.dll Error?
3ivx.dll is a file used extensively by the 3ivx video codec to help your computer play various fiels and videos on your PC. Unfortunately, it’s often the case that this file will become corrupt, damaged and unusable, causing your PC to show a lot of errors as a result. To ensure this file is fixed, you need to be able to reinstall the various programs using it, and then fix any registry errors your comptuer has.
How To Fix The 3ivx.dll Error
Step 1 – Reinstall The Program Causing The Error
Reinstalling the program that is causing the error will remove all the damaged files on your system (including 3ivx.dll) and will replace them with fresh files which are not damaged. You can do this very easily by following the steps below:
- Click Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs
- Locate the program causing the error
- Click the “remove” button next to this program
- Wait for the uninstall process to complete
- Restart your PC
- Reinstall the application either from the Internet or an installation CD
Step 2 – Manually Replace 3ivx.dll On Your System
Replacing the 3ivx.dll file is probably the surest way to get your system running as smoothly as possible again. You can do this very easily by following the guide below:
2) Unzip the 3ivx.dll file onto your computer’s hard drive
3) Browse to c:\Windows\System32
4) Locate the current 3ivx.dll on your system
5) Rename the current 3ivx.dll to 3ivxBACKUP.dll
6) Copy & paste the new 3ivx.dll into C:\Windows\System32
7) Click Start > Run (Or search”run” on Vista & Win7)
8 ) Type “cmd” in the box that appears
9) Type “regsvr32 3ivx.dll” on the black screen
10) Press enter
This will replace the 3ivx.dll file on your PC with a fresh, new copy that your PC should be able to access again. However, if this does not solve the error, you may wish to try using Steps 3 and 4 below:
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 Out The Registry
Another big cause of the 3ivx.dll errors is the registry database of Windows. The “registry” is a central database which stores all the settings, information and options for your computer, and is where Windows keeps many vital settings that it requires to run. It’s often the case that a lot of registry settings become damaged and corrupted, leading your PC to take longer to run, making it run slower and with a lot of errors. To fix this problem, you should use a ‘registry cleaner’ to scan through your PC and fix any of the damaged or corrupt settings that are inside it. You can see our recommended registry cleaner below: