How to Fix NETAPI32.DLL is Missing or Not Found Error in Windows

After the installing of the Windows operating system in your computer, you may sometimes face some issues that are very much annoying for you. You may get various error issues that may lead to a severe computer crash. Occurring of NETAPI32.DLL is missing or not found error in Windows is also such type of issues. After prompting of NETAPI32.DLL is missing error in the Windows you may see many symptoms like slow performance of the computer or severe data loss. You should fix NETAPI32.DLL not found error in computer using some manual method or automatically with the help of Advanced System Repair tool.


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What are the symptoms –

Main symptoms that you can see here are the slow PC performance, system sticking, screen freezing with blue screen of death error, automatic shutdown of the computer, restarting issue, unable to load/ install or uninstall any programs or applications, occurring of some unusual sound from the CPU, severe data loss, etc. You can also get the error on the computer screen as;

“[path]\netapi32.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media.” Or,

“The module “netapi32.dll” was loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer was not found. Make sure that “netapi32.dll” is a valid DLL or OCX file and then try again.”

Causes –

Main causes responsible for incurring of the NETAPI32.DLL is missing or not found error in Windows are corruption or missing of NETAPI32.DLL file, incomplete installation of the Windows operating system, virus infections, incorrect registry settings, misconfigured or damaged system files, incompatible hard drive, outdated or damaged device drivers, unfinished uninstalling of some applications or programs, etc.

How to Fix NETAPI32.DLL is missing error in Windows –

You can go through the following manual method to remove NETAPI32.DLL is missing or not found error in Windows or to resolve NETAPI32.DLL not found error in Windows:

  1. Open the Recycle Bin.
  2. Search for the DLL file in the Recycle bin.
  3. If NETAPI32.DLL file appears in the search results, then select it and try to move it to the given folder:
  • Windows 95/98/Me = C:/Windows/System32/
  • Windows NT/2000 = C:/Windows/System32/
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 = C:/Windows/System32/
  • 64-bit Windows = C:/Windows/System32/
  1. Now restart your computer.

With the help of the above manual method, you will see that the NETAPI32.DLL is missing or not found error in Windows is resolved and the problem is fixed properly. But if the issue is still in your computer, then you must download Advanced System Repair tool to get rid of the situation 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 that can fix the Windows problems automatically. It will first scan the whole computer and find out all the possible errors and corruption in the computer and fix or repair them completely. It will also help you to enhance the performance of the computer incredibly.

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