Having problems with Msvbvm50.dll? In the following post I’ll explain what causes the majority of problems related to this file. I’ll provide a quick explanation about this dll module and provide two repair tips that’ll enable you to get rid of this annoying error.
This is a Microsoft file known as the Microsoft Visual Basic Virtual Machine. This file is part of Visual Basic 5.0 SP. Its main goal is enabling programs written in VB 5.0 to automatically run on your machine. The file is in fact a VB Virtual machine and that’s why it is called that way.
File location: C:\Windows\System32
The most common problem with this file is that right after installing a new application, that application usually won’t launch, while at the same time Windows pops up an error message telling you that dll is missing or not found or required.
Causes to this error
There are two common causes: The first one is due to absence or incompatibility of this dll file when trying to launch programs that were created in Visual Basic 5.0. The second cause is due to incorrect or corrupt registered file paths that prevent Windows from accessing/finding that file on your system when launching programs that use this file.
How to repair errors related to this file
(1) Download Msvbvm50.exe from Microsoft’s Official Site
This installer should fix the problem. It is officially provided by Microsoft Corporation and you can safely use the above link in order to download it directly from Microsoft’s official support site.
What this self-extracting file does is installing the latest versions of the Microsoft Visual Basic runtime files (Including Msvbvm50.dll) that all programs created with VB 5.0 require in order to successfully launch.
If that didn’t solve the problem…
(2) Detect and repair all Msvbvm50.dll related errors
Use this advanced Windows errors scanner – it’ll automatically scan Windows OS and detect any existing errors related to this dll file (mainly incorrect/missing registered file/application paths). By the end of the scan it’ll provide you with a detailed report about all open errors and enable you to instantly repair them.
Pinpointing problematic registered dll file paths