Installing a dll file is very easy and can make the difference to that application that just won’t run even though your PC greatly exceeds the system requirements. Once the dll file is present you simply need to ensure that it’s in the correct system32 folder and then register it as follows.
1) You open the Run command box
2) Type “regsvr32 *offending dll here*” and press Enter
A pop-up box will let you know if it was installed correctly.
DLL files are behind a large percentage of software errors and crashes yet few know what the abbreviation DLL means let alone what or why they are. DLL stands for “Dynamic Link Library” and a dll file is a set of miniature programs or files, usually used by multiple applications that reside in the system folder or the folder from which the application is executed.
Though not a rule, dll files are normally associated with simplifying low-level tasks for applications. For example, d3d8.dll file is Microsoft’s way of simplifying the extremely difficult task of rendering magnificent 3d graphics by providing the generic functions necessary to do so in a simple package.
Another purpose behind them is to save storage space. Certain functions, such as a print function call, are used by multiple programs and for each of these to natively implement the function would be a waste of valuable hard disk space. A dll file provides the function to all the applications that need it without them needing to have the code built-in, thus increasing their size.
On the software development side it makes developing programs much easier with ready-made functions provided by dll files.
In relatively simple words, a dll file is a group of non-independent programs that provide necessary assistance to larger ones.
If dll file errors cause your computer to become unbootable, the standard procedure is to reboot the machine in Safe Mode. During the boot process your computer will likely give you such an option.
Once Windows is loaded in Safe Mode, your first action should be to attempt to fix the dll files by using the System Restore utility. This enables you to reverse some recent registry changes, system file deletions and such provided you had system restore turned on while your computer was working. After this you will need to reboot your machine again to see if it works normally.
Failing this you may need to re-install your operating system from the CD as most of the dll files will be replaced in this way.
Dao350.dll is an essential system file, critical to the proper running of Visual Basic Applications, particularly to those that work with databases. Yet many operating system installations, for various reasons, lack this critical component and, as such, crash when certain software applications are run. For example, while attempting to install a certain sports’ database related software, the computer in question displayed a number of error messages citing seemingly infinite numbers of errors in “data objects” and such.
This difficulty is easily remedied by obtaining the missing DLL file, whether from a friend’s computer, or online or from your relevant Windows CD and placing it in the system folder. Normally this is C:\WINDOWS\system32 but it may vary so do a search for the system32 folder if necessary. After pasting the DLL file in the folder you simply need to register it so that Windows can recognize its presence for use as follows:
1) Click ‘Start’, and then select ‘Run’
2) In the box provided type regsvr32 dao350.dll and press ‘Enter’
A message will notify you of your success and you may then re-launch the complaining application with confidence.