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Having problems with .dll files.

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  1. AceSorou

    AceSorou Thread Starter

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    When I try to run some programs like GIMP or a game, I get an error saying "the program can't start because iconv.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem." I tried downloading the necessary .dll, and putting it in GIMP's folder. But then, I got a different error. “The procedure entry point libiconv_set_relocation_prefix could not be located in the dynamic link library iconv.dll.”

    What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. flavallee

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    Have you been using any registry/file "cleaner/booster/optimizer/tuneup" type programs in that computer?

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  3. AceSorou

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    I've never tried any of those programs.
     
  4. flavallee

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    When you mentioned your computer having missing DLL files, I was concerned about whether you had been using them.
    They can damage the Windows operating system and other programs and wreak havoc with a computer.
    Stay away from them, no matter what they claim they can do.

    Downloading and copying DLL files from third-party sites is a good way to cause even more problems - which it looks like you've done.

    I've never used GIMP, so I can't address any issues with it.

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  5. AceSorou

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    Firstly, there was a game fixer sent to me by the manufacturer of the game I bought when I told them that my game didn't work on my computer, even though it had better specs than my previous computer, and the game ran on that. I didn't say anything because I didn't think it'd count.

    Secondly, the .dll site I used claimed to have Microsoft sponsorship.

    The question remains. Can it be fixed?
     
  6. plodr

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    That is not to be trusted.
    Someone bought a disk for Windows 7 from a site that had Microsoft all over it
    see https://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/Companies/4299285608
    he called Microsoft, found out they sell Windows with keys that are blocked.
     
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    Hi,

    The safest and easiest way is to re-install GIMP or the game. And see if they then work.
     
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    I agree. That's what I would do.

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