The Imm32.dll missing error can be fixed quite easily if you’ll follow the step-by-step repair guide provided in this post. There are actually two actions that you need to take that’ll enable you to detect and eventually, repair the source of this error.
This file is part of Windows OS and it is used by the Microsoft Windows Input Method Manager (IMM). The purpose of this dll is tracking your keyboard’s keystrokes in order to provide you with ‘speed-typing’ – it’ll try to anticipate the characters you may want to type. The file is usually located in C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Common known problems
Windows users encounter problems related to this file in various situations, usually when trying to open an application (MSN Messenger and Skype for example). The most common error that shows up: This Application has failed to start because IMM32.dll was not found. Re-installing the Application may fix this problem. And another common error message: The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\System32\IMM32.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.
The causes to this error
This error occurs when this dll is damaged, missing, or incompatible (replaced by another program). Another common cause – incorrect or damaged Windows registered file paths related to this dll.
Step-by-Step repair guide
(1) Scan and repair damaged or incompatible system files
This is quite simple – use your Windows System File Checker (SFC).
By using this command line, Windows scans all your system files including Imm32.dll, so if it finds that it is missing, incompatible, or corrupt it’ll replace it with a new one.
If Windows hasn’t detected any problems with this file:
(2) Scan for other Imm32.dll missing related errors
Use the following Windows errors detection tool – it’ll find any other errors related to this file and enable you to fix these errors.
(1) Download the tool and run an in-depth errors scan
(2) Wait for the scan to complete
(3) Review the errors report
(4) Has it found any errors related to this dll?
(5) If so – fix these errors
(6) Restart Windows
Pinpointing problematic registered dll file paths