How to Fix Mfc110u.dll Not Found or Missing Errors

A Troubleshooting Guide for Mfc110u.dll Errors

Screenshot of an Mfc110u.dll error message
Mfc110u.dll Error.

Mfc110u.dll errors are caused by situations that lead to the removal or corruption of the mfc110u DLL file, which is a file associated with Microsoft's Visual Studio software.

In some cases, mfc110u.dll errors could indicate a registry problem, a virus or malware issue, or even a hardware failure.

There are several different ways that mfc110u.dll errors can show up on your computer. Here are some of the more common ways that you might see mfc110u.dll errors:

Mfc110u.dll Not Found
This application failed to start because mfc110u.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
Cannot find [PATH]\mfc110u.dll
The file mfc110u.dll is missing.
Cannot start [APPLICATION]. A required component is missing: mfc110u.dll. Please install [APPLICATION] again.

Mfc110u.dll error messages might appear while using or installing certain programs, when Windows starts or shuts down, or maybe even during a Windows installation.

The context of the mfc110u.dll error is an important piece of information that will be helpful while solving the problem.

The mfc110u.dll error message could apply to any program or system that might utilize the file on any of Microsoft's operating systems including Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.

How to Fix Mfc110u.dll Errors

Important: Do not download mfc110u.dll from a "DLL download" website.

There are many reasons why downloading a DLL file is a bad idea. If you need a copy of mfc110u.dll, it's best to obtain it from its original, legitimate source.

Note: Start Windows in Safe Mode to complete any of the following steps if you're unable to access Windows normally due to the mfc110u.dll error.

  1. Download the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 package and run it. This will replace/restore the mfc110u.dll with the most recent copy provided by Microsoft.

    You're given several download options from Microsoft for this update, based on the version of Windows you have installed - x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit). See Am I Running a 32-bit or 64-bit Version of Windows? for help if you're not sure what to choose.

    Important: Try your best to complete this step. Applying this update is almost always the solution to mfc110u.dll errors.

  2. Restore mfc110u.dll from the Recycle Bin. The easiest possible cause of a "missing" mfc110u.dll file is that you've mistakenly deleted it.

    If you suspect that you've accidentally deleted mfc110u.dll but you've already emptied the Recycle Bin, you may be able to recover mfc110u.dll with a free file recovery program.

    Important: Recovering a deleted copy of mfc110u.dll with a file recovery program is a smart idea only if you're confident you've deleted the file yourself and that it was working properly before you did that.

  3. Run a virus/malware scan of your entire system. Some mfc110u.dll errors could be related to a virus or other malware infection on your computer that has damaged the DLL file. It's even possible that the mfc110u.dll error you're seeing is related to a hostile program that's masquerading as the file.

  1. Use System Restore to undo recent system changes. If you suspect that the mfc110u.dll error was caused by a change made to an important file or configuration, a System Restore could solve the problem.

  2. Uninstall every trace of the program from your computer. The mfc110u.dll error might be happening while you're trying to uninstall software. Use one of the tools through that link to force the computer to delete every single trace of the program.

    Tip: You can use a Control Panel applet (Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features) to remove programs in Windows but my favorite alternative, which is listed in the link above, is IObit Uninstaller.

    You can then reinstall the program if the DLL error disappears after cleaning up the application from the hard drive.

    Note: If you've gotten this far and still have no luck fixing the mfc110u.dll error, try uninstalling the Visual C++ Redistributable from Step 1 as well as uninstalling the program in question. Then, return to Step 1, restart the computer, and then reinstall your program.

  1. Install any available Windows updates. Many service packs and other patches replace or update some of the hundreds of Microsoft distributed DLL files on your computer. The mfc110u.dll file could be included in one of those updates.

  2. Test your memory and then test your hard drive. I've left the majority of hardware troubleshooting to the last step, but your computer's memory and hard drive are easy to test and are the most likely components that might cause mfc110u.dll errors as they fail.

    If the hardware fails any of your tests, replace the memory or replace the hard drive as soon as possible.

  3. Repair your installation of Windows. If the individual mfc110u.dll file troubleshooting advice above is unsuccessful, performing a startup repair or repair installation should restore all Windows DLL files to their working versions.

  4. Use a free registry cleaner to repair mfc110u.dll related issues in the registry. A free registry cleaner program may be able to help by removing invalid mfc110u.dll registry entries that might be causing the DLL error.

    Important: I rarely recommend the use of registry cleaners. I've included the option here as a "last resort" attempt before the destructive step coming up next.

  5. Perform a clean installation of Windows. A clean install of Windows will erase everything from the hard drive and install a fresh copy of Windows. If none of the steps above correct the mfc110u.dll error, this should be your next course of action.

    Important: All the information on your hard drive will be erased during a clean install. Make sure you've made the best attempt possible to fix the mfc110u.dll error using a troubleshooting step prior to this one.

  6. Troubleshoot for a hardware problem if any mfc110u.dll errors persist. After a clean install of Windows, your DLL problem can only be hardware related.

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