How to Fix Mss32.dll

By Tim Mammadov

Dynamic Link Library, or DLL, files contain pieces of programming language that can be borrowed and used by Windows or third-party software. Instead of including the same code responsible for the same function, programmers make software compatible with a DLL. Now an application can borrow the missing code from a Windows DLL. This is done to reduce the overall size an application takes on the hard drive and optimize efficiency.Mss32.dll, for example, is used by WinAmp and other audio media playback programs. If it's corrupt or missing, you might not be able to use the applications. Fortunately, you can download and reinstall the bad DLL file for free.

Step 1

Download the mss32.dll file.

Step 2

Right-click the saved DLL file and click "Copy." Go to the "Start" menu, click "Computer," double-click the "C:" drive, double-click the "Windows" folder and then the "System32" folder. Right-click anywhere in a blank space and click "Paste."

Step 3

Go to the "Start" menu, type "run" in the "Start Search" box and press "Enter." Type Regsvr32 "C:\Windows\System32\mss32.dll" in the search field and press "Enter" to register the DLL. Click "Yes" in the pop-up to confirm the registration.

Step 4

Restart your computer.

Tips & Warnings

  • Some downloaded files might come in an archived ZIP format. You need either WinZIP or WinRAR archiving software to decompress the file first. Then follow the instructions starting with Step 3.