Lame_enc.dll is a file used by the application component of Audacity’s “Lame Encoder” to help load up some important settings and options for your computer. The file is a high quality MP3 encoder. Despite being a highly important file, it’s continually producing a large number of errors. You need to fix the problem as effectively as possible to make the error messages disappear. This tutorial will enable you to repair the file easily.
What Causes lame_enc.dll Errors On Windows?
The typical error notifications that you may receive may appear in these formats;
- “lame_enc.dll Not Found”
- “This application failed to start because lame_enc.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”
- “Cannot find f:\program files\winamp\plugins\lame_enc.dll”
- “The file lame_enc.dll is missing.”
- “Cannot start [APPLICATION]. A required component is missing: lame_enc.dll. Please install the application again.”
The main cause for this file showing error messages is that the file becomes damaged, corrupted or goes missing somewhere in your system. The errors are typical dll file errors and can also be caused by problems in the registry. You need to identify the cause of the problem to repair the error – which you can accomplish by following the steps outlined below:
How To Fix lame_enc.dll Errors On Your System
Step 1 – Re-Install Any Programs Showing Errors
The first thing you need to do to fix the error is take note which programs are responsible for the error message and then re-install them to ensure that the program files are actually working correctly. To re-install a program, you need to remove it first from your system, which you can do by following these steps:
- Click Start > Control Panel> Add/Remove Programs (for XP) or Programs or Features (for Vista and Windows 7)
- Select the program from the list, and then click the “Remove” or “Uninstall” button.
- You need to reboot your computer to finish the removal process.
To re-install the program, after you have restarted your PC, insert the CD/DVD installer onto your optical hard drive, run the installation file and follow the install wizard. This will ensure that you have fresh copies of program files. This process will remove the program from your system and should stop the errors from showing. However, if the errors still persist, you need to proceed to the next step.
Step 2 – Clean Out The Registry
The “registry” is a big source of lame_enc.dll problems as well as a host of other errors. The registry is an important Windows component that serves as a central database for all the settings of your files and programs and is necessary to help Windows remember how to load and execute them. Due to the way Windows saves these components, registry keys sometimes get damaged or corrupted causing Windows to slow down and produce errors. You need to repair the errors by using a ‘registry cleaner’ that can perform a thorough scan in determining the general condition of your registry and automatically repair errors inside.