Errors related to msvbvm50.dll can arise for a few different different reasons. For instance, a faulty application, msvbvm50.dll has been deleted or misplaced, corrupted by malicious software present on your PC or a damaged Windows registry.
The most commonly occurring error messages are:
- The program can't start because msvbvm50.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
- There was a problem starting msvbvm50.dll. The specified module could not be found.
- Error loading msvbvm50.dll. The specified module could not be found.
- The code execution cannot proceed because msvbvm50.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.
- msvbvm50.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vender for support.
In the vast majority of cases, the solution is to properly reinstall msvbvm50.dll on your PC, to the Windows system folder. Alternatively, some programs, notably PC games, require that the DLL file is placed in the game/application installation folder.
For detailed installation instructions, see our FAQ.
Additional details about msvbvm50.dll
The msvbvm50.dll file is a part of the Microsoft Visual Basic Virtual Machine run time, which all applications created with Visual Basic 5.0 need in order to run. This file is commonly distributed together with a a few other files that make up the base dependencies for any component or application created in Visual Basic 5.0.
Errors related to the msvbvm50.dll file are commonly appearing while running or installing certain applications. Errors can even occur while starting-up, shutting-down or installing a windows operating system. Errors occur because some kind of unexpected problem with the msvbvm50.dll file is causing malfunction. This kind of errors are typically caused when the msvbvm50.dll file is missing, corrupted or deleted by accident.
Errors related to the msvbvm50.dll file can possibly occur in all of the different versions of "Microsoft Windows" operating systems. The universal solution is to download and re-install a new copy of the msvbvm50.dll file.
If replacing the msvbvm50.dll is not enough for solving the problem, you might need to re-install the complete runtime package, available at the microsoft.com website