If you try to open a program on Windows computer and get the error message ” The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer “, things that means Universal CRT , part of Visual C ++ Redistributable did not install correctly or that file api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll was lost or corrupted.
The cause of the error “api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing”
You may get this error when trying to open some Adobe applications, SmartFTP software, Skype , Autodesk, Corel Draw, Microsoft Office, XAMPP, etc.
DLL stands for Dynamic Link Libraries and is part of applications that run on Windows or any other operating system. Most applications are incomplete and store code in different files. If there is a need for code, the related file will be loaded into memory and used. If the operating system or software cannot find the related DLL file or if the DLL file is damaged, you may receive the message “DLL file is missing “.
Fix “api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing” error
Before starting, make sure Windows is up to date. Run Windows Update and confirm this. Also, run System File Checker to replace potentially corrupted system files. Reinstalling the program that caused this error can also help. If not, please see the following options.
Repair package Visual C ++ 2015 Redistributable is installed
If you installed the Visual C ++ 2015 Redistributable package and received the error, you may need to repair the program. To do this, open the Control Panel and go to Programs and Features . Find Microsoft Visual C ++ 2015 Redistributable (x64) , right click on it, choose Change> Repair .
Reregister the DLL file
If the DLL file is present on the computer, but you still receive this error message, you may need to re-register the DLL file.
If the missing DLL file downloaded from the Internet and pasted to a specific location is not the solution to the problem, you can try the above method, but sometimes it doesn’t yield any positive results at all. .
Update for Universal C Runtime
Download Update for Universal C Runtime from Microsoft.
Install Runtime Component and restart the computer. Just provide information, start Windows 10 and Universal CRT has become a part of the operating system.
Install Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable Update
If this doesn’t help, you may need to install the Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable Update from Microsoft. You need to choose the operating system architecture, ie 64 bit or 32 bit .
Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017
Like the Visual C ++ 2015 Redistributable package, some programs use Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017. You may need to install it here .
You can try the solutions mentioned above to fix this problem and see which one works for you.