8 Ways to Fix Loadlibrary Failed with Error 87 in Windows 10
Many Windows 10 users complain about Error 87, a long error code associated with apps such as Dropbox and Autodesk. Here are some solutions to help you get back to work quickly.
1. Dropbox Users
If you have Dropbox installed on your Windows machine and facing this error, the first thing you need to do is uninstall and reinstall your video card drivers. Open Device Manager from the Start menu and double-click on Display adapters to expand it. Right-click on your video card to uninstall it. Reboot your computer after the process completes and Windows will automatically download and reinstall the correct drivers. If not, you can visit the manufacturer’s website to download them manually. That will also ensure that you are using the latest version of the drivers.
2. Autodesk users
Attention Autodesk software users with ATI cards. There is a conflict with the ATI card. Copy this file name: `atig6pxx.dll`. Search for that file name by pressing Windows key+S. Right-click to open file location and rename the file to `atig6pxx.dll.bak`. Update display adapter drivers to the latest version from the manufacturer’s site. Reinstall the app to resolve the issue and update it to the latest version.
3. Reset App
Using AutoCad, Photoshop, or Dropbox? Reinstalling the app from scratch has worked for many users. I recommend following the above two steps first. Another option is to reset.
To reset, press Windows key+I, open Settings, and click on Apps.
To find the app causing ‘LoadLibrary failed with error 87’ dialog box, select it and go to Advanced options. Resetting the app will reinstall it without deleting user data, but it’s still advisable to create a backup.
Windows 10 includes a troubleshooter to find and fix issues with built-in Microsoft apps. However, this feature does not apply to third-party apps. If you encounter an error when opening a Microsoft app, go to Settings, search for “Find and fix problems with Microsoft Store Apps,” and select Advanced to choose “Apply repairs automatically.” Then, follow the on-screen instructions to resolve the issue.
5. Check Disk
Open Command Prompt with admin rights (right-click on Command Prompt and click ‘Run as administrator’) from the Start menu and give the check disk command.
This command checks the integrity of the hard disk you are using, specifically HDD and not SSD. It searches for and repairs bad sectors and corrects any incorrect information.
6. SFC and DISM
If you encounter the “LoadLibrary failed with error 87” error, it may be due to corrupt system files. System files are necessary for the OS to function properly. Open Command Prompt as administrator and run the System File Checker command:
This command will check and repair the integrity of system files. However, there is another command you need to run:
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
Run these commands one at a time. Keep in mind that these processes can take some time, so ensure your laptop is connected to a power source.
7. Update Java and .NET Framework
If you have installed and are using either of these two programs, update them to the latest version from their official website. This is especially important if you are also playing Minecraft on your Windows machine.
8. Safe Mode and Clean Boot
There may be an app or software conflict. Start by uninstalling any recently installed software. If not resolved, reboot your computer in Safe Mode and Clean Boot, one at a time, to fix the LoadLibrary error 87 in Windows 10.
To Err Is Machine
Computers occasionally throw errors, but there is nothing to worry about. Most of these errors can be resolved if you know what to do and where. If you found another way to solve this error code, please share in the comments below.
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