SOLVED: Missing bcrypt.dll on Windows 10
The probability that you are a Windows user and you never see a DLL error is in the domain of science fiction. They are often missing DLL files mostly related to DirectX or redistributables, but even a small DLL file as bcrypt.dll may occur from time to time. This file is essential for running a particular application, and if it is not in place when called, the error “missing bcrypt.dll …” will occur.
To address this, we prepared a list of viable solutions.
1: Run the SFC
Before we move on to the solution, you should update your system. It seems that in many cases, a major update disrupts the system. Not a single major update comes without some problems, and this can be one of them, especially if you’re upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10. View reports that this error mostly attacks users who’ve done it. So, navigate to Settings> Update & Security> Windows Update and check for available updates. Which may fix the problem.
Another thing worth mentioning concerns malicious sites that offer free DLL file. Please do not download the missing DLL file and manually add it to the System folder. At least if you do not want malware on your system or interfere with the system ultimately, with that said, let’s move to the first solution.
File System is a utility tool to run an elevated Command Prompt. The ultimate goal is to locate a file system with false integrity or corruption and replace it accordingly. Follow these steps to run and fix errors in Windows 10:
- Press Windows + S to open the Windows Search bar.
- type cmd
- Right-click on Command Prompt and run as administrator.
- At the command line, type sfc / scannow and press Enter.
- After the end of the procedure, restart your PC.
2: Clean junk files
In general, Windows saves a lot of redundant files. They often take up more space than usual in your system partition and can lead to specific issues in the worst-case scenario, which can be possible in the “bcrypt.dll missing …” error. For example, after an upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, many Windows 7 file will be passed to Windows 10. In this case, bcrypt.dll of Windows 7 power collide with one in Windows 10. It may be a long stretch, but the file system DLL tend to mix sometimes.
To resolve this problem, we suggest that remove all the junk files cluttering of your system. Some users may switch to a third-party solution for this action, but we prefer Disk Cleanup. This is a genuine utility, and risks elimination of essential files is close to zero.
Here’s how to run the Disk Cleanup tool and remove all the junk files from your Windows 10:
- Press the Windows key + S to open the Search bar.
- Type disk and open Disk Cleanup
- Choose your system partition and click OK.
- Click on the file system partition. Clean and choose another system. Calculations can be time-consuming.
- Check all the boxes and click OK.