How to fix Steam_api.dll Missing Error

In your Windows operating system you get so many applications and software that helps you to complete various jobs properly. Each application is associated with some DLL files that help the application to run and function well. But sometimes due to the damaging or missing of that file may corrupt the application also and you will not be able to run the application on the computer. You may get steam_api.dll missing error in your system while there is damaging or missing of steam_api.dll file in your computer. It is very necessary to fix this issue as soon as possible as it may be a cause for severe data loss in your computer. You can use troubleshoot the issue manually or you can also use Advanced System Repair tool to fix the problem automatically.


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What are the symptoms –

Main symptoms that you can get after prompting of steam_api.dll was not found error are slowing down of the computer performance, sticking of the system at certain point, screen freezing with blue screen of death error, automatic shutdown of the computer, restarting of the system repeatedly, etc. You can also get the error message on your computer screen exactly as;

“Cannot start [APPLICATION]. A required component is missing: steam.dll. Please install [APPLICATION] again.” OR,

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

Causes of Steam_api.dll missing error –

You can get Steam_api.dll was not found error on your computer screen due to missing or corrupt Steam_api.dll files, corruption in the software associated with this file, virus infection, incomplete installation of the Windows OS, incorrect or wrong registry entries, damaged or misconfigured system files, outdated or incompatible Windows device drivers, hard disk problem, hardware or software issue, etc.

How to fix Steam_api.dll missing error

Steam_api.dll was not found error can be resolved using the following manual method:

  1. First of all download dll through Internet.
  2. Save the dll file to your computer’s hard drive and browse to C: /Windows/System32.
  3. Now locate the current dll on your system.
  4. Rename current dll to Steam_apibackup.dll.
  5. Copy and paste the new dll into C:/ Windows/ System32.
  6. Now go to Start> Run.
  7. Type cmd in the appearing box and hit enter.
  8. Type “regsvr32 Steam_API.dll” on the black screen and hit enter.

The above manual method will help you to fix the Steam_api.dll missing error properly. But the problem is that you can only go through the manual method if you have a deep technical skill. Otherwise you can fix this issue with the help of Advanced System Repair tool automatically.


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Advanced System Repair tool will help you to get rid of Steam_api.dll missing error or entire Windows error automatically. The tool is very much compatible with each version of Windows operating system like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7/8 and so on. With the help of this tool you can also enhance the performance of the computer incredibly as it will remove the virus infections completely from the computer.

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