Many users of Windows computer often think about how to deal with different types of errors in particular errors associated with the dynamic link library files. It is the appropriate time to explore the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll missing error and how to fix such error. Different suggestions to fix this error may confuse you. You can scan your personal computer for malware and fix this error almost immediately. The malware on the computer may be the main reason behind the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0 dynamic link library error. This is because the malicious application intentionally corrupts the DLL files for substituting them with its own malicious files. You have to scan the computer for malware and remove it without delay.
Use the Windows Defender
Windows Defender is one of the best applications to check the computer for viruses and remove the malware. You can use the Windows Defender Offline scan for using this application offline. You can do it when you choose “Update and Security” and go to the “Windows Defender” section. Users of this application have to press Win key and choose the application. The next step is to choose Update and Security option and go to the Windows Defender section. At last, you have to select the checkbox Windows Defender Offline scan at the bottom of the defender settings and click the option Scan Now. Do not forget to save unsaved file before rebooting the computer.
The System File Checker
The System File Checker (SFC) is a good option to fix the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll missing error. Every user is familiar with the sfc / scan now system file integrity check command designed to automatically check and fix every protected file of the Windows computer. You have to run the command prompt as an administrator to execute this command. In the search field of the command prompt, you have to right click and choose the option “Run as administrator”. Now, you have to type the sfc / scannow in the command prompt and click Enter.
A system check will start and take a while. After the operation has been completed, you will get the message that “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them”. Do not forget that SFC cannot fix integrity errors for system files being used by the operating system. You must run SFC command via the command prompt in the Windows recovery environment to fix such files.
System Restore is helpful when users of the Windows computer wish to fix this dynamic link library error. This function supports its users to restore the Windows to the date when this DLL file was not damaged. This approach restores the computer to an early date cancels changes made to all the files.