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How to fix Psapi.dll errors

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Introduction to Psapi.dll

The module psapi.dll is a dynamic link library created by Microsoft and it provides functions for process status. This dynamic link library belongs to WinSOS that is used to place items onto a user's system, and then check them. It is relevant to Process Status Helper. Its default directory is C:\ WINNT\ system32\ psapi.dll and the file version is 5.1.2600.1106.

The psapi.dll file includes programming codes used by Windows based software to reference information about processes and/ or device drivers working for the system. This file has a full name of the Process Status Application Programming Interface (PSAPI) library. This helper library simplifies the ways to acquire information about processes and device drivers.

The psapi.dll application offers a collection of functions for referencing Information of the Process, Module, Device Driver, Process Memory Usage, Working Set, and Memory-Mapped File. This file is a lightweight process that allows easier information access for Microsoft Windows NT. It is available for the Platform Software Development Kit (SDK). The file is also included in the Microsoft Visual Studio.

What are typical symptoms of psapi.dll errors?

  1. Error message ‘PMSpeed cannot find entry point in dynamic link library PSAPI.DLL'. Unable to move from one page to another without windows shutting down.
  2. On starting up windows you get the following message: The procedure entry point Get Process Image FileW could not be located in the dynamic link library PSAPI.LL.
  3. You have successfully built the application on the Windows 7 machine with minor changes but when attempting to port this application to Window XP (for instance) you receive the error "The procedure entry point K32EnumProcess could not be could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll".
  4. Getting Error 'C: \Windows\ System32\ psapi.dll', no matching symbolic information found when starting an application.

Why do I have psapi.dll errors?

The common problems with psapi.dll are the file Not Found, Missing File, Exception Errors. Some of these errors imply that you are running your application on an OS other than Windows7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. Your application configuration files are located in subfolder 'config', to get your application up running you have to change its name to something else like 'ics_config', then run it in debugger after changing subfolder name, you will find out the faulty file related to psapi.dll is uxtheme.dll or others, which the application hangs if no matching symbolic information has been found.

They can also means that psapi.dll itself has been corrupted or the associated system files are malfunctioning, or even the registry entries are corrupted to certain extent.

How to fix psapi.dll errors?

Firstly, be careful while configuring your windows system in the course of moving to a newer version. Special attention should be paid to psapi.dll about its subfolder. Then run SFC scannow to error out psapi.dll. If this dll or any other dll files are corrupted, try to download and reinstall with DLL TOOL for free.

This repair software also clean up and repair the registry for an easy and complete fix for psapi.dll errors.


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