Binkw32.dll is a file used by the “Bink Video Player” & video codec on Windows. Although this file is used by many major operating systems, and major software programs – the fact is that it’s continually causing a large number of errors on your computer which are not only annoying, but can be difficult to resolve if you don’t know what to do. In order to fix binkw32.dll errors on your PC, you need to be able to repair the potential errors that are causing it to show, which can be done by following the steps in this tutorial…
Binkw32.dll errors will normally show in this format:
- “Binkw32.dll error: file not found”
There are 2 potential reasons why this error will show – either the program using the file is corrupt, or there is a problem with the file itself (it could be missing / corrupt / damaged). The core problem is all down to the way in which many games like to move this file around on your system, leading many of the programs which actually need to use it to become erroneous. To fix this error, you need to ensure the file is okay and the programs that use the file are okay as well.
The first step to resolving this error is to locate the current Binkw32.dll file on your PC and then paste it into the C:\Windows\System32 folder of your system. It’s often the case that this file will either be placed in the wrong folder of your computer or will be moved into a folder that is impossible for many programs to read, causing the programs to claim the file cannot be found. Moving the file into the “System32” folder will not only allow your PC to run much smoother, but will stop the error recurring.
The second step to fixing this error is to reinstall the game / program that’s first showing the errors. When you install the likes of a game onto your PC, so many files & settings are placed onto your system that it may actually end up causing a series of errors by moving the files that other programs like to use around. To ensure this is not a problem, you should click on Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs and remove the program causing the error on your system. You should then perform a fresh install to help your PC run much smoother.
Finally, you should also use a “registry cleaner” program to fix any of the damaged or corrupted settings your computer has inside. A registry cleaner is a software tool that will scan through your PC and fix any of the errors that are inside the “registry” database. The registry is a central storage facility for all the files, settings & options of your PC, and is a very important part of your computer system. The problem with the registry is that it’s continually being damaged, which means that many different errors are going to show unless you fix the problems it has. DLL files often have errors caused by the registry – meaning that if you use a registry cleaner tool, it should repair any of the damaged settings your system may have for good.