The sfc /scannow command will scan all protected system files, and replace corrupted files with a cached copy that is located in a compressed folder at %WinDir%System32dllcache.
6. Run DISM
- Go to Search, type cmd, and launch Command Prompt (Admin).
- Type the following command, and hit Enter:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
- Wait for the process to complete, and restart your PC.
DISM is a tool that’s complementary to SFC. Basically, this command scans and restores missing files. Sometimes, when the SFC can’t fix the problem, running DISM could help you.
7. Reinstall the software that uses dbghelp.dll
If this error occurs when you’re launching a particular program, you can easily fix it by removing and reinstalling the respective tool.
Once you’ve done this, restart your computer and check if the error persists.
8. Update your computer
Microsoft regularly releases new updates to improve the OS performance. One of the ways Microsoft achieves that is by updating DLLs.
If Microsoft detected any major DbgHelp.dll issue, it will definitely include the fix in the latest update.
9. Perform a system recovery
- Go to the Start menu, and click on PC Settings.
- Go to Update and Recovery, and choose Recovery.
- Under Refresh your PC without affecting your files click on Get Started and follow further on-screen instructions.
If nothing of the previous pieces of advice helped, then performing a system recovery might return your files to normal.
Don’t worry, performing a system recovery will just refresh your system, without affecting any files. To perform refresh your PC without affecting your files, follow the above steps.
These are our solutions to fix the dbghelp.dll error in Windows 10. Which one did you use? Leave us your answer in the comments section below.
FAQ: Learn more about the DLL errors
The dbghelp. dll file contains functions used for the symbol engine and for the symbol and module enumeration. It analyzes debug information in a file or in a running process.
- How do I fix Dbghelp DLL error?
Run a virus/malware scan and use the System Restore. If the problem persists, follow our full guide to fix the Dbghelp.dll error.
- Where is Dbghelp DLL located?
There are several Dbghlep DLL files on your computer. You can find all by using a File Explorer search. If you still can’t find it, here’s how you can fix common missing DLL problems.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in December 2014 and was revamped and updated in February 2021 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.