How to Fix Mss32.dll Missing Error

Mss32.dll is a third party dll file that is used to process audio and sound effect of multimedia applications in Windows, this file comes from Miles Sound System Library and as far as we know, it is a vital file for many popular games to process audio related settings and options. If the file gone missing or corrupted, computer user will likely encounter Mss32.dll error when you open related applications or games.

Mss32.dll error causes

Usually Mss32.dll Error is caused by file missing problem, that means the Mss32.dll file have been deleted from the system, or replaced to a improper location of your computer, which can relate to virus / malware infection. The error can also be caused by other system issues like registry corruption and outdated drivers. If unfortunately you encounter Mss32.dll error, follow the below instruction to fix it as soon as possible to prevent further troubles.

How to fix Mss32.dll error

First you need to know whether the Mss32.dll is still in your system and then you can decide which solution should be adopted. Open Windows search function from the start menu, and then type in Mss32.dll in the blank and hit search button. If no result found, follow the below instruction to download and fix Mss32.dll error.

Solution 1: Download and replace the missing Mss32.dll file

  • Visit in your browser
  • Use the search engine to search the keyword of ‘Mss32.dll download’.
  • From the search result, select a website to download the dll file.
  • Now open My computer and go to the directory of C:\WINDOWS\system32
  • Copy and paste the downloaded Mss32.dll to the folder.
  • Now go to Start > Run > Type in cmd > hit Enter
  • In the appeared black screen, type in “regsvr32 Mss32.dll” and hit Enter key again to install the file into the system.
  • Reboot the system to allow new changes take effect.

If you decided to do the error fix manually as the above instruction, one thing you should pay attention to, that is the website you chose to download the dll file must be reputable and trusted, as we know that many malicious websites out there use dll download as an strategy to attract visiting and spread virus or malware program, you should avoid such websites. For an easier and safer solution, you can also use third party dll error fix tool to help you automatically fix Mss32.dll error.

Solution 2: Reinstall the application / game that brought you the error

If it turned out the Mss32.dll is not missing, but you still getting the Mss32.dll error when trying to launch certain application or game, go reinstall the application or game and see if the error still exist. Before reinstallation, you should first go to Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove program to remove the application or game, then run the setup file or insert the disk to reinstall it in your computer. If the problem still persist, go to solution 3.

Solution 3: Repair Windows registry

Registry error is a serious issue that every computer user should pay attention to, it is often the cause of many regular system problems like dll error, exe error, system slow down, freeze or halt and more. If you have tried out the above solution with no effort there is a big possibility that the Mss32.dll error of your computer was caused by Registry problem. Under such circumstance, you need to first repair the exist registry errors / corruption problems with a reliable registry cleaner tool, if the registry can back on function properly, the Mss32.dll error should be fixed subsequently.

John McDowell Windows Certified Expert

John McDowell is an professional computer engineer who currently running his own computer company. He has over 12 years computer experience and would like to share his personal tips and knowledge about computer maintenance and problem troubleshooting to anybody who needs it.

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