Fix error: api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing

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Last updated: October 8, 2023

In the computer world, there are a whole bunch of new problems that have arisen. Indeed, for several reasons, your program may for example not want to launch and this is necessarily frustrating.

The problem is that the reasons that can explain that the latter does not want to start, they can be multiple and if you are not a computer scientist, you can quickly find yourself lost in all that.

In fact, very often, you will have the right to a error number or a short message which explains the error at the origin of the failure, but once again not easy to understand everything immediately.

This is even more true when we know that these errors are generally explained in English and that not everyone has mastered this language. It may be your case and you landed on this article.

Well, first of all welcome and sit down comfortably because together we will learn how to solve the famous error "The program can't start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing".

Trying to repair the app

As we will see in the rest of this article, it is often another program that is the cause of this problem, but it also happens that it is simply your application that is not properly installed.

In this case, you will be able to start with attempt to repair this app. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Go to Start  > Settings  > Applications

  • Click on Applications and features.
  • Select the application you want to correct and click on Edit if this option is available.

In this case, a file scan is done and the missing or damaged ones are then completely replaced. If this option is not possible, you may as well delete the app and install it again, which will effectively do the same. It will simply take longer to set up.

The program can't start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing

As we told you a little above, often when we have this error, it is not a problem with the application that we have just installed. Indeed, to get started, it needs another software called Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable.

However, it is quite possible that this software is not installed on your machine, even if it is rare! To make sure, go to the list of your programs and search for the full name of the software.

You should normally see this software, either in its version 2015 or else in its version 2017. If neither of these two versions appears, then you know where your problem is coming from and all you have to do is install it. Once it's done, you shouldn't have the famous error we talked about above.

Install Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable 2017

As we have just told you, Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable exists in two versions, the 2015 and the 2017. However, if you ever have the oldest version, this may be what gets stuck with the application.

In this case, you will simply have to uninstall this 2015 version which is obsolete. In place download the 2017 version and install it on your computer. Once this is done, you should never have problems with your software again and it should therefore no longer display an error each time it is launched.

Finally, also remember to check if your Windows is 32 or 64 bits. Indeed, if you have installed the wrong version of Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable, this could be the reason that you are having problems!

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Since his childhood, Dimitry has been passionate about video games and new technologies. His dream was to contribute to this fascinating field. Today, this dream is a reality. Dimitry writes for FunInformatique, sharing his passion and expertise with our readers. He collaborates with our passionate team to produce IT guides and resolve technical issues, all in a clear and accessible way for all our visitors.