If when you try to open a program on your Windows computer you receive an error message The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer, it either means that Universal CRT, which is part of the Visual C++ Redistributable has either failed to install properly or that the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll file has gone missing or become corrupted.
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You may receive this error when trying to open some Adobe applications, SmartFTP software, Skype, Autodesk, Corel Draw, Microsoft Office, XAMPP, and so on.
DLL stands for Dynamic Link Libraries and are external parts of applications that run on Windows or any other operating system. Most applications are not complete in themselves and store code in different files. If there is a need for the code, the related file is loaded into memory and used. If the OS or software is not able to find the concerned DLL file, or if the DLL file is corrupted, you could receive a DLL file is missing message.
api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing
Before you begin, make sure that your Windows is updated. Run Windows Update and confirm. Also, run the System File Checker to replace potentially corrupted system files. Reinstalling the program that is throwing up this error may also help. If it does not, then check out the following options.
Repair the installed Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable packageRe-register the DLL fileUpdate for Universal C RuntimeInstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable UpdateMicrosoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio.1> Repair installed Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package
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