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How to Fix xlive.dll Missing or Not Found Errors-All PC games

Updated on June 8, 2014

Now-a-days these Dll errors have become a daily affair for every gamer.Whenever they install a latest game or any new software,these dll errors irritate them.However,there are many solutions to fix them which i tell you below.But,before going,let us discuss about DLL file and why this error of xlive.dll comes.This xlive.dll is most common in some of the games and softwares like Fallout 3,GTA 4 etc.

What is DLL File?

DLL actually expands as Dynamic Link Library.The main functioning of the operating system mainly depends on these Dynamic Link Library Files.These DLL files help in decoding the information and hence ensures less usage of the Hard disk space.But,however these files have their own disadvantages.

Why xlive.dll Error ?

Well,this error occurs for two reasons.

1) When xlive.dll file in your computer got corrupted.

2) When you accidentally Delete xlive.dll from your computer.

Error Messages:

Below,i will give some of the error messages which pop-out when xlive.dll is corrupt or missing from your computer.

1) Xlive.dll Not found.

2) Xlive.dll is missing.

3) This application is failed to start because xlive.dll was not found on your PC.

4) Cannot find [PATH]\xlive.dll

How to Fix Xlive.dll missing Errors

Well,this is the main part.Here i will discuss several methods to solve this error.I will discuss each solution as a method.I hope any of this method will surely help you.So,have a look at the solutions for xlive.dll missing error.

Method 1:


In this method,assuming that you have aacidentally deleted XLive.dll file,

1) Search in recycle bin for xlive.dll

2) After finding,click on restore.

Method 2:


Follow the simple steps below if method 1 did not work.

1) Uninstall the software or game which is having the error.

2) Now,disable your anti-virus for 10 minutes.

3) After disabling you anti-virus,re-install the game.

4) That's all .You must Run the game or software now.If not,then try Method 3.

Method 3: Download xlive.dll

In this method,you have to download from internet and paste it in the root directory.Don't worry.I'll explain clearly with images.

1) First of all,download xlive.dll from here.

2) After downloading,extract it to Desktop.

3) After extracting,you can find xlive.dll file on your Desktop.

4) Cut the xlive.dll file and Paste it into Windows > System 32 Folder.

That's all.These are the three methods which can solve xlive.dll missing or not found error.Thanks for reading.Also,watch the video below for better understanding.Thanks for reading.

Method 4:

Basically,xlive.dll is a file of Windows Live.So,installing games for windows live will help you get rid of xlive.dll not found error.Also,try to update your Hardware components like Graphic card,processor etc which are also reasons for this error.

If still the error is not solved,then try to clean your PC by software like C-Cleaner and re-install the application.Even this did not work,then try to troubleshoot the application and look for Online support.

How to Fix XLive.dll-Video Tutorial

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