The program can’t start because VCRUNTIME140.dll is missing from your computer

The program can’t start because VCRUNTIME140.dll is missing from your computer

The program can’t start because VCRUNTIME140.dll is missing from your computer

If you are trying to install Microsoft Access Database Engine 2016 Redistributable, under certain circumstances you might get the below error message:

The program can’t start because VCRUNTIME140.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

As it can be figured out from the error message, VCRUNTIME140.dll refers to the Visual C++ redistibutables which is a prerequisite for many things in Windows. So, in this case, you need to download “Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015“.

After you download and install the above redistributable, you can try again installing the Microsoft Access Database Engine 2016 Redistributable.

In my case, after installing “Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015”, the installation of “Microsoft Access Database Engine 2016 Redistributable” completed without any issues.

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Artemakis Artemiou
Artemakis Artemiou is a Senior SQL Server and Software Architect, Author, and a 9 Times Microsoft Data Platform MVP (2009-2018). He has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry in various roles. Artemakis is the founder of SQLNetHub and TechHowTos.com. Artemakis is the creator of the well-known software tools Snippets Generator and DBA Security Advisor. Also, he is the author of many eBooks on SQL Server. Artemakis currently serves as the President of the Cyprus .NET User Group (CDNUG) and the International .NET Association Country Leader for Cyprus (INETA). Artemakis's official website can be found at aartemiou.com.