Parallels Desktop install MSVCP.120.dll error

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by DaveT2, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. DaveT2

    DaveT2 Bit Poster

    I don't know for sure if this is caused by Parallels, but it's the only significant thing I've done since W10 was last working. Everything worked finr using W10 via bootcamp; after I installed Parallels desktop, I get an error when Windows boots: MSVCP120.dll is missing (it's not, I checked). Actually I get the error twice in succession and have to dismiss both. This happens whether I start Windows via Parallels, or the old way, restarting in bootcamp. This error prevents me from using my most important program 3ds Max. And although there are other apps that still function, there is a spinning blue disk with the cursor that never goes away. I have tried doing a reset of Windows, but that fails either in Parallels, or when I restart the machine using bootcamp. If anyone knows how I can repair this, whether or not it's a problem that originates with Parallels, I'd appreciate it.
  2. Guna@Parallels

    Guna@Parallels Parallels Support

    Hi @DaveT2
    Looks like the issue might occur if the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package is not installed properly. There are few more suggestion in Microsoft support page
  3. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

    Hi @DaveT2 , we've received your reply:
    This seems to have worked. Thanks.

    Thanks a lot for your reply!
  4. lorein

    lorein Bit Poster

    It might happen that while installing parallels desktop any of the DLL file gets corrupted or you have not installed it properly. So as you said it is showing MSVCP.120.dll error, then in this case you can try to fix it by downloading a DLL file. There are many sites that offer free DLL files but few of them are trustful. So, it is recommended to download it from the manufacturer site or Microsoft site. Or else perform a clean installation of the Parallels desktop. Hope this will help you.

    You can also make use of the DLL Repair Tool, if the issues is caused due to DLL corruption then this can fix the error automatically by scanning and fix the problem.
  5. Swati@Parallels

    Swati@Parallels Kilo Poster

    Thank you so much for sharing this workaround. We are glad to see your active participation and appreciate it.
  6. lorein

    lorein Bit Poster

    It is a pleasure for me.. I love to contribute my knowledge...
  7. PaulChris@Parallels

    PaulChris@Parallels Product Expert Parallels Support

    Right on! Thanks for your support! We love having fans like you.

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