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[Solved] This program cannot start because wdsutil.dll is missing

DLL (“dynamic link library”) files such as wdsutil.dll are small programs, similar to EXE (“executable”) files, which allow multiple software programs to share the same functionality.

There are a number of potential causes for wdsutil.dll related errors. For example, wdsutil.dll may have been deleted or misplaced, or it may have been corrupted by malicious software or a corrupted Windows registry.

These are the most typical error messages:

  • Because wdsutil.dll is missing from your computer, the software cannot be launched. Reinstalling the programme may resolve this issue.
  • There was an error starting the wdsutil.dll file. The module provided could not be located.
  • Loading wdsutil.dll failed. The module provided could not be located.
  • The execution of the code cannot continue because wdsutil.dll was not found. Reinstalling the programme could resolve this issue.
  • wdsutil.dll is either incompatible with Windows or includes an error. Attempt to reinstall the programme using the original installation disc, or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for assistance.

Follow the below steps and check if it helps:

Method 1: Manually Register Wdsutil.dll Using Microsoft Register Server

How to re-register wdsutil.dll from an elevated command prompt:

  1. Right-click on the Start button and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. You will be prompted with a permission dialogue box.
  3. Click Yes.
  4. Type the following command: regsvr32 /u wdsutil.dll.
  5. Hit ENTER. This will UN-REGISTER your file.
  6. Type the following command: regsvr32 /i wdsutil.dll.
  7. Hit ENTER. This will RE-REGISTER your file.
  8. Close the command prompt window.
  9. Re-start the program associated with wdsutil.dll error.

If the issue persists, try the next method.

Method 2: Update Your PC Device Drivers

Wdsutil.dll errors can be related to corrupt or outdated device drivers. Drivers can work one day, and suddenly stop working the next day, for a variety of reasons. The good news is that you can often update the device driver to fix the DLL problem.

So I would suggest you update all your drivers and check if it helps.

Method 3: Run SFC scan

What is SFC (System File Checker)?

System File Checker is a utility in Windows that allows users to scan for corruptions in Windows system files and restore corrupted files.

Follow the steps given in the below article to perform SFC scan:

Temporarily disable your antivirus

If you suspect interference, temporarily disable your antivirus software and try running the program again. Remember to re-enable it afterward.

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Raj Maurya

Raj Maurya is the founder of Digital Gyan. He is a technical content writer on Fiverr and When not working, he plays Valorant.

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