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System DLL <name> could not be loaded.

Visual Studio 2008

A .dll file provided by the operating system, such as DDEML.DLL, VERSION.DLL, or WINSPOOL.DRV, couldn't be found. This error generally occurs if one of the following is true: the file is not on the proper path, the DLL has been corrupted or deleted, or there isn't enough memory.

To correct this error

  • Check that the DLL is on the Windows system path.


    Reload the DLL.


    Try to free up memory by closing other open applications.