Imagehlp.dll Errors Fixes
imagehlp.dll is a “dynamic link library” file belonging to the Microsoft Windows Operating System program . imagehlp.dll is a module containing the Windows Debug Help library used for debugging and error handling on Windows NT operating systems and later. It’s often the case that this file becomes damaged or corrupted, leading to it showing a number of errors.
Imagehlp.dll “Not Found” Errors
If your Imagehlp.dll file is showing errors such as “Imagehlp.dll not found“, “Imagehlp.dll is missing” or “Imagehlp.dll cannot be initiated. Reinstalling your application may fix this issue” are common errors relating to the imagehlp.dll file. These errors are caused by a number of common problems, including having the imagehlp.dll file overwritten with an older version, having the imagehlp.dll file damaged by your system or having the file corrupted by a virus.
How To Fix Imagehlp.dll Errors
Step 1 – Reinstall Application That’s Causing The Errors
If you’re seeing this error when using a specific program, such as Adobe Dreamweaver or another resource-intensive program, then your computer might have an outdated version of imagehlp.dll, which prevents the application from using the file that it requires. In order to fix this, you should first try to reinstall the application that’s causing the errors:
1) Click on Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs
2) On the Window that loads up, browse to the program causing the error
3) Press “Uninstall” on that program
4) Wait for the program to uninstall & restart
5) Now install the program again
6) Try the program again after the installation is complete
This will replace the current imegehlp.dll on your computer and all the program files that the program needs to run. In many cases, this will stop the errors you’re seeing from this particular program as it will post a compatible version of the imagehlp.dll file onto your PC. However, it does not always work. If it does not work, you should try method #2:
Step 2 – Manually Replace imagehlp.dll On Your PC
It’s often the case that the imagehlp.dll file will become damaged on your system for a variety of reasons. The next best thing you can do is to replace this file with another file that’s downloaded from one of the reliable Internet depositories. Here’s how you can do that:
2) Unzip the imagehlp.dll file onto your computer’s hard drive
3) Browse to c:\Windows\System32
4) Locate the current imagehlp.dll on your system
5) Rename the current imagehlp.dll to imagehlpBACKUP.dll
6) Copy & paste the new devcon32.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 imagehlp.dll” on the black screen
10) Press enter
11) Try your programs again
This will replace the current imagehlp.dll file on your PC and will put a new file in its place. This will make your system much better able to read the file, as in many cases, it’s a corrupt or damaged version of imagehlp.dll which will make it unable to be read properly. This method should work for many people but if it did not for you, then you can use method #3 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 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 imagehlp.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.