How to Fix DNSAPI.dll is Missing Error in Windows

Windows operating system comes with many features that are very much important for completing your personal or professional works. You can access your computer very easily by using these features. But sometimes the features itself give you some very critical errors that are hazardous for the health of the computer. DNSAPI.dll is missing error in Windows is also such types of error that comes to you due to the corruption or the missing of the DNSAPI.dll file. Actually this DLL file is responsible for the proper running of the applications associated with it. So when the file gets corrupt, you may have this error issue. It is a very critical error and it should be fixed as soon as possible. You can resolve this problem with the help of the manual or automatic methods. For automatic troubleshooting, you can download and install Advanced System Repair tool in your computer.


Compatible with the Windows 8 32-bit and 64-bit Operating System, Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit Operating System, Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows XP 32-bit
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Symptoms of DNSAPI.dll was not found error –

You may see many symptoms after occurring of the DNSAPI.dll is missing error in Windows like automatic shutdown, system sticking, screen freezing, slow performance of the computer, incurring of the blue screen of death error, opening of some applications without your permission, severe data loss, unable to install or uninstall any apps or programs on the computer, etc. You can also see the following error messages on the computer screen;

“Cannot start MSDN Disc 4616.01. A required component is missing: dnsapi.dll. Please install MSDN Disc 4616.01 again.” Or,

“This application failed to start because dnsapi.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”

Causes of DNSAPI.dll is missing or not found error –

DNSAPI.dll is missing error in Windows comes to your computer due to many reasons or causes like incomplete installation of the Windows operating system, virus infections, corruption or missing of the DNSAPI.dll file, incorrect registry entries, misconfigured or damaged Windows system files, corrupt device drivers, failure of the hard drive, hardware or software issues, conflicts among the applications of the computer, etc.

How to fix DNSAPI.dll is missing or not found error in Windows –

You can fix the DNSAPI.dll is missing error in Windows with the help of the below mentioned manual method:

  1. First of all click on the Start button and select and click on Control Panel.
  2. Click on the Add / Remove Programs for Win XP or click on Uninstall A Program in Win 7.
  3. Click onto the program or application that is causing the issue.
  4. Click on Remove option and follow the uninstalling process.
  5. Restart the computer and re-install the program again.

With the help of the above manual procedure, you can properly fix the issue of DNSAPI.dll file is missing error in Windows. But if the issue is not resolved with the manual steps, then you must download and install Advanced System Repair tool to fix the issue automatically.


Compatible with the Windows 8 32-bit and 64-bit Operating System, Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit Operating System, Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows XP 32-bit
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Advanced System Repair tool is one of the best tools in the world. You can fix the entire problems with the Windows operating system using this tool. It will first scan the whole computer to find out the errors and then remove them completely from the system. It can repair the registry entries and remove the virus infections. The tool will also enhance the performance of the computer incredibly.

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