The “ucrtbase.dll was not found” error message can appear when you’re trying to run a program or game on Windows 10. This error is usually caused by a missing or corrupt system file.
Here are some steps you can take to fix the error:
- Run a virus scan: Sometimes, viruses can delete or corrupt system files like ucrtbase.dll. Use a trusted antivirus program to scan your computer for any viruses.
- Update your system: Make sure your Windows 10 is up to date with the latest updates. To check for updates, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and click on “Check for updates.”
- Reinstall the program: If the error message appears when you’re trying to run a specific program or game, try reinstalling it. This will replace any missing or corrupt files with fresh copies.
- Repair the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable: The ucrtbase.dll file is a part of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable. Try repairing or reinstalling this program to fix any issues with the ucrtbase.dll file. To do this, go to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features, then find and click on “Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable” and choose “Repair” or “Uninstall/Change” followed by “Repair”.
- Manually replace the ucrtbase.dll file: If none of the above steps work, you can try manually replacing the ucrtbase.dll file. You can download the file from a trusted website or from Microsoft directly. Once you have the file, copy it to the System32 folder (C:\Windows\System32).
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It’s important to note that manually replacing system files can be risky, so it’s recommended to create a backup of your system before attempting this step.