Node.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file on Windows 10 and Windows 8 as well. It allows software programs to successfully run on Windows. However, there are instances when certain issues can occur such as “node.dll is missing” on Windows 10. If that happens, the software programs is unable to start. The exact system error that usually appears “The program can’t start because node.dll is missing form your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix the problem”. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series, we will talk about the recommended solutions that you can try to fix “node.dll is missing” On Windows 10.
What to do if node.dll is missing on Windows 10
The most common cause for this particular error message to occur is a corrupt system files and changes in the software. Listed below are the troubleshooting methods that you can do to fix node.dll missing on Windows 10.
But before performing the recommended troubleshooting solutions below its best to restart your computer first. This action refreshes the computer system and removes corrupt system files that may have caused this system error message to occur.
Solution 1: Run SFC and DISM scan
SFC or System File Checker and DISM or Deployment Image Servicing and Management) are utility tools on Windows that scans the computer for corrupt files. If corrupt files are found, it will automatically replace and fix the corrupt files in this case a corrupt DLL files.
To RUN SFC scan:
At the search bar located at the lower left, type “Command Prompt”.
Right click on Command Prompt result and click Run as Administrator from the drop down menu.
At Command prompt window, type the command “sfc /scannow and press Enter.
It will now search the computer for corrupt files. The process can take a while, wait for it to complete.
To Run DISM:
- On the same Command prompt window, type the following commands and press Enter after each command.
- Type DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth and press Enter. Wait for each command to complete as it can take some time.
- Type DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth and press Enter. Wait for each command to complete as it can take some time.
- Exit Command prompt Window.
After SFC and DISM scan are complete, check if error message “node.dll is missing” still occurs.
Solution 2: Re-register node.dll
Re-registering node.dll via the command prompt is another solution to fix the error message. What this solution does is that it creates a new node.dll entry in the registry thereby overwriting the corrupt node.dll file that may have caused this error to occur.
To do this:
- At the search bar located at the lower left, type “Command Prompt”.
- Right click on Command Prompt result and click Run as Administrator from the drop down menu.
- At Command prompt window, type the command ” regsvr32 /u node.dll ” and press enter. This command unregisters node.dll
- After unregistering node.dll, type the command ” regsvr32 /i node.dll ” and press Enter to register node.dll again.
- Exit Command prompt Window.
- Restart your computer.
Once computer completely reboots, check if error message “node.dll is missing” still occurs.
After following the solutions mentioned, you will successfully fix “node.dll is missing” On Windows 10. Visit our TheDroidGuy Youtube Channel for more troubleshooting videos.