Riched20.dll error can sometimes cause various problems and make Windows pop up annoying error messages. In the following post I’ll provide several tips that’ll enable you to get rid of this error. Hope you’ll find it useful.
This is the Rich Text Editing source library. It enables users to use rich text formatting. This dll module enables users to edit and type in rich text. The location of this module is usually C:\Windows\System32.
Errors message related to this file include the following:
Unable to locate component, This application has failed to start because RICHED20.dll was not found . re-installing the application may fix the problem.
What causes this error?
This error in most cases occurs when the dll is either corrupt or missing and one of the most common reasons is due to a recent malware infection. Another common cause to this error is missing or damaged file paths related to this dll within your Windows registry file system.
How to repair it
(1) Scan for malware (use a reliable anti-virus!)
Verify that no malware had infected Riched20.dll – it is recommended to use a reliable anti-virus program (I highly recommend the free Microsoft Security Essentialsanti-virus from Microsoft).
If no malware was detected…
(2) Detect existing Riched20.dll related errors
Download the following Windows errors scanner – use it to detect and repair (optional) any errors related to this file. It’ll usually take no more then 2-3 minutes.
Detecting problematic dll related file paths