Repairing Computer Errors Due to Missing Files

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It is quite common to come across different types of errors on a Windows computer. Out of these, some of the most common error messages are generated because certain essential DLL files , such as the icfgnt.dll (associated with the Internet Explorer), the mfc80u.dl (part of collection of DLL files known as Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC)), and the connapi.dll (DLL associated with Nokia connectivity software) are missing or corrupt.

Although, it may sound daunting, the good news is that you can deal with all of these problems yourself by following a few simple tasks –

  • Get rid of registry problems – The registry is the master database for all types of PC settings, and is also the most important piece of software component on your system; intangible as it may be because of its remaining in the background all the time. Consequently, any errors in the registry directly transform into a serious fault with the working of the entire system, and the ripple effect might be suffered by other programs as well.In order to avoid this situation, you may invest in a high-quality registry cleaner tool, which will do the scanning, fixing and optimizing of the registry entirely on its own. Provided you have purchased it from a trusted vendor, you will be surprised how easily and quickly it all will be done. What’s more you will also notice a considerable increase in the performance of your system. In fact, DLL problems are not the only nuisances a healthy registry will do away with; it will also be beneficial for the overall integrity of the system operation.
  • Download the missing file – One piece of advice given way too often, and followed equally hastily and blindly, is to just download whatever DLL is missing, and copy it in your system folder, and presto! While it is indeed one of the many solutions, and we do recommend it for reasons of economy, there are a couple of trouble-areas we must caution you against.First off, DLL files have versioning; which means that if you replace a file with that having a lower version, you might end up creating more problems instead of solving your original problem. Second, since DLL files contain executable, shared code, it is very easy to hide a very fatal virus inside a DLL file. To save yourself from this, always download the file from a trusted repository. For the former, well, you can never be sure enough. To avoid such a situation, it is best that you first try to reinstall or update the application that is generating the error.
  • Perform a full system antivirus scan – The need to run a full system antivirus scan has become an extremely essential task for all computer users these days. However, to make sure that you are protected against the latest threats, you must ensure that your protective software is updated on a regular basis. Additionally, you must schedule regular system checks to make sure that your PC is free of viruses, especially the dreaded menaces known as rootkits.

All that is needed to solve PC problems and protect your computer from malware is the right guidance and the right tools.