Missing DLLs

By | March 26, 2011
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Bill is missing a DLL
Hi, Can you please tell me where to get this DLL file – framedyn.dll it goes with “rstrui.exe” in order to do a system restore. I have had no luck finding this missing file? Can you help? Thank You – Bill

Our Answer
First, although you didn’t ask, “DLL” stands for “Dynamic Link Library”. A DLL is a collection of small programs, which can be called upon when needed by the executable program (EXE) that is running. The DLL lets the executable communicate with a specific device such as a printer or may contain source code to do run a certain program or to perform particular Windows functions. In your case the DLL is needed to execute (run) System Restore. Without the required accompanying DLL files, many Windows programs won’t run. That is why, with the missing DLL file for “RSTRUI.EXE” (Windows System Restore), you are having problems using System Restore.

Our first option for you to try would be using Windows system file checker (SFC). Before you get started,make sure you have your Windows DVD in your DVD/CD drive. After you’ve inserted your Windows DVD into the drive do this:

Open an elevated command prompt. At the prompt (cursor) type:

SFC /scannow

And press the Enter key.

Note the space between SFC and the slash. It’s important. Windows will begin to scan your computer for missing or corrupted system files and replace them with files from your Windows DVD. System File Checker can take quite a while to run, so do it when you have at least an hour. After SFC has completed you’ll need to reboot your computer. Any missing or corrupt Windows system files will be replaced by SFC – hopefully including your missing DLL.

Anyone who gets Windows error messages about missing DLLs or missing system files should use System File Checker (SFC) first – SFC /scannow will often fix these kinds of problems without having to resort to looking for missing DLLs or other system files online.

If you want to download the DLL you need — you can get it from here. Instructions are included, although they make the instructions harder than they need to be, because they’re trying to sell you an “automatic installer”. Pay no attention, it’s not that hard to do. Just follow the instructions they give you. The important thing is that you place the DLL in the correct directory.

We hope this helps you get your System Restore running again.

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