The error message “VCRUNTIME140.dll was not found” typically indicates that a required system file is missing from your computer. The VCRUNTIME140.dll file is a part of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package, which is needed by many applications developed using the Visual C++ programming language.

To resolve this issue, you can try the following steps:

  1. Install or repair the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable:
    • Go to the Microsoft Download Center:
    • Download the latest version of the Visual C++ Redistributable package that corresponds to your system architecture (x86 for 32-bit systems or x64 for 64-bit systems).
    • Run the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions.
    • If you already have the redistributable installed, you can try repairing it by running the installer again.
  2. Check for Windows updates:
    • Ensure that your Windows operating system is up to date by checking for and installing any available updates. Some updates may include the necessary files for the Visual C++ Redistributable.
  3. Reinstall the problematic application:
    • If the error occurs with a specific application, try reinstalling that application. During the installation process, it may reinstall or repair any missing or corrupted system files.
  4. Scan for malware:
    • It’s possible that malware or a virus on your computer has removed or corrupted the required DLL file. Run a reliable antivirus or anti-malware scan to detect and remove any potential threats.
  5. Contact the application developer:
    • If the issue persists, you can reach out to the developer of the application that is displaying the error. They may have additional troubleshooting steps or specific instructions to resolve the problem.

By following these steps, you should be able to address the “VCRUNTIME140.dll was not found” error and get your application running properly again.

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