June 18, 2024


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How To Fix OpenAL32 DLL Errors On Your PC

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OpenAL32.dll is a file used by the “Open Audio Library” – an audio driver developed by Creative Technologies to help your computer play back music & audio in crystal clear quality. Although OpenAL32.dll is a very important file, used by numerous leading games, it’s continually causing a large number of problems & errors for a number of computers around the World. If you want to fix this problem, you should look to fix the various errors which are causing the OpenAL32.dll error to show on your computer – which can be done by following the steps outlined in this tutorial.

OpenAL32.dll errors normally occur when you either use a certain piece of software or play a particular game on your PC. The errors will be shown in this format:

  • The procedure entry point alcIsExtensionPresent could not be located in the dynamic link libaray OpenAL32.dll
  • “openal32.dll Not Found”
  • “This application failed to start because openal32.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”
  • “Cannot find openal32.dll”

If you want to resolve the errors you’re seeing, there are a few ways to do it. The first step is to correct any problems that your Windows computer may have with the pieces of software & games which could be causing a problem. After that, it’s recommended you fix any potential problems that Windows has inside, allowing your PC to run much smoother and more reliably.

Fortunately for us, Creative Technologies have released an “OpenAL Repair Tool” which will basically fix all the openAL files your computer has. This tool is basically like an automated repair program that will fix the problems causing your computer’s errors, and will should fix any potential problems that your PC has with the openal32.dll file. You should use that program (which can be downloaded from the Creative Website) to first fix any issues on Windows, as well as then reinstalling any programs / games which are causing an error.

On top of that, it’s also recommended you use a “registry cleaner” program to clean out any possible errors inside the ‘registry’ of your PC. This is a central database which stores the information and settings that Windows requires to run, and is responsible for storing such information as your desktop wallpaper all the way through to your most recent emails. If you are having problems with DLL files on your system, it’s recommended you fix the errors that could be inside the registry by using a ‘registry cleaner’ tool to fix them for good. This will clean out any problems your system has and allow your computer to run much smoother as a result.

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