If you are running Windows 11/10, you may come across the “DAQExp.dll is missing” error on your PC. This can be concerning since DLL files are crucial for your Windows PC and hence, if it goes corrupt or missing, it could affect the system or the related application. Usually, this error pops up whole starting an application.
Many applications tend to store their codes in several files because they are not complete in themselves. Whenever the need arises for the code, the associated DLL file is pulled out from its location, added to the memory and used. However, sometimes, the system or the application is unable to find this file or may be the file is corrupted and that’s when you encounter the “DAQExp.dll is missing” error.
The DAQExp.dll file is related to the Wondershare applications and when you come across the missing error, the Wondershare products would fail to load. However, many users encounter this error right at the system startup and hence, causing a lot of difficulty to access the system or other applications. Therefore, we have curated a few solutions that may help you fix the “DAQExp.dll is missing error” on your Windows 11/10 PC. Let’s see how:
Method 1: Re-register DAQExp.dll
Chances are that the “DAQExp.dll is missing error” has been triggered due to a damaged, unknown, or missing DAQExp.dll file. In such case, you can unregister and re-register the DLL files and that may help fix the issue. Let’s see how to re-register the DAQExp.dll file:
Step 1: Press the Win + R keys simultaneously on your keyboard to open the Run command window.
Step 2: In the search bar, type cmd and press the Ctrl + Shift + Enter shortcut keys on your keyboard to open the elevated Command Prompt window.
Register a DLL File
Next, in the Command Prompt (admin) window, run the below command and hit Enter:
regsvr32 "path & filename of dll or ocx"
This will register a single dll or ocx file.
Re-register a DLL File
Now, to re-register ALL the DLL files, type the below command and hit Enter:
for %1 in (*.dll) do regsvr32 /s %1
Unregister a Single DLL File
In the elevate Command Prompt window, execute the below command:
regsvr32 /u "path & filename of dll or ocx"
This will unregister a single DLL or OCX file.
*Note – Alternatively, you can use a 3rd party free software to register the DLL file quickly and easily.
Method 2: Re-Register the Affected DLL File
This is another quick yet a bit risky way to re-register the DAQExp.dll error file. A small mistake can lead to bigger troubles, hence, be careful while executing this method.
*Note – Before you proceed, make sure to write down the DLL error name somewhere that you see on the error pop up and once you are done, follow the below steps:
Step 1: Press the Win + R hotkeys to launch Run command.
Step 2: In the Run command search field, type the below command hit Enter:
regsvr32 /u FILENAME.dllregsvr32 FILENAME.dll
You should now see a pop up with a confirmation message stating that the DLL is successfully registered, which means that the DLL file is successfully added to the registry and any programs you run now, will use this entry and run without showing the DLL error.
Method 3: Download DLL File Manually
However, if you want to downloads and install the DLL file manually, follow the below instructions:
*Note – Before you try out the below steps, make sure you note down the name of the dll file (that’s missing or corrupted) in the error message. For example, in “xyz.dll” format (where “xyz” is the file name). Now, follow the below steps to possibly fix the issue:
Step 1: Open your browser and visit a trusted website to download the dll file based on the file name you noted above.
Open the Zip folder and extract the files/folders.
Then, copy the .dll file in the extracted folder.
Step 2: Once done, press the Win + E keys together on your keyboard to launch the File Explorer window.
Now, in the File Explorer, navigate to the below path:
Step 3: Now, paste the .dll file that you copied in Step 1 in the System32 folder.
Once done, close the File Explorer window and reboot your PC to check if the error still persists.
Method 4: Remove Wondershare Software from the Startup
Usually Wondershare applications are set to launch automatically with startup and in most cases, the launch podium is its Studio application. In this case, you can remove the Wondershare Studio from the Startup and see if it helps fix the issue:
Step 1: Go Start, right-click on it and select Task Manager from the context menu.
Step 2: In the Task Manager window, navigate to the Startup tab, go to the Wondershare Studio service, right-click on it and select Disable.
Step 3: Now, press the Win + R keys simultaneously on your keyboard to open the Run command window.
Step 4: In the Run command search bar, type msconfig and press OK to open the System Configuration window.
Step 5: In the System Configuration window, go to the Services tab and check the box next to Hide all Microsoft services option.
Next, click on the Disable all button.
Step 6: Now, uncheck the boxes next to any Wondershare services that you see in the list.
Press Apply and then OK to save the changes and exit.
Once done, close the Task Manager window, restart your PC and check if you still see the DLL error.
Method 5: Uninstall and Re-install Wondershare Software
Sometimes, the best option is to remove the Wondersharfe software completely from the system since there are enough alternatives around. However , if you want, you an also re-install it and check if it helps. Let’s see how to uninstall the software:
Step 1: Press the Win + R keys simultaneously on your keyboard to launch the Run command window.
Step 2: In the Run command search field, type appwiz.cpl and press the Enter key to open the Programs and Features window in the Control Panel.
Step 3: In the Control Panel window, go to the right side and under the Uninstall or change a program section, right-click on the Wondershare software in the list and select Uninstall.
Step 4: If you see any prompt from the software maker, simply select the reason and click on Uninstall or Submit to confirm the removal.
Now, wait till the program is uninstalled completely. Once done, exit the Control Panel window and restart your PC to check if the DAQExp.dll is missing error is fixed.
If you want, you can visit the official website of the Wondershare software, download and re-install the software and you should not experience the error again.
Method 6: Perform a System Restore
However, if all the above methods fail to work, the only option left would be to perform a system restore using a system restore point saved on your system. This will help your system to revert to a previous state when it was working properly. Here’s how to run a system restore:
*Note – You can refer to this article to know how to create a system restore point on your Window system/
Step 1: Navigate to the Start, right-click on it and click on Run in the list.
Step 2: In the Run command window that opens, type rstrui to open the System Restore window.
Step 3: In the System Restore window, you can either select the Recommended restore option or select the Choose a different restore point option, based on how long back you want to revert.
Press Next to continue.
For instance, we selected the second option.
Step 4: If you select “Choose a different restore point” option, you will see different restore point options in the next window.
Check the box next to Show more restore points option at the bottom left and you will see more retore points options in the list.
Select it from the list and press Next.
Now, wait for the system to finish the System Restore process. It’s a long process, so it takes time and hence, wait patiently till it’s over.
Once done, it will restart automatically to the previous working state based on what you selected.
You can run the program or work on your system without seeing the DLL error.
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