Errors are not a new hitch to Windows 10 users. The most common error nowadays users are facing is the “node.dll is missing or not found” error. The said node.dll files helps to run all the software smoothly on your system. So, if something goes wrong with the same file, it may affect your system performance.

There are several reasons for the said error, such as Windows registry issues, faulty applications, malicious applications and some more causes. The “node.dll is missing” message indicates that the file is not correctly installed or corrupted. In order to run your system smoothly, you need to resolve the said issue as soon as possible. In this article, we have compiled some trusty solutions to resolve the said error. Let’s have a look.

What is node.dll file?

The node.dll file contains a set of driver functions and procedures to allow multiple applications to share the expected functionality. However, if the same file gets corrupted or damaged, it may badly affect the applications’ function. 

Fixes for the “node.dll is missing” error:


Fix 1: Run SFC Scan:

As a first resort to resolve the “node.dll is missing” error, you need to run the SFC scan. The scan will detect and repair any system files automatically. To run the SFC scan, follow these steps,

  • Firstly, type cmd in the desktop search bar and open the Command Prompt window from the search result. Make sure you opened it with administrative access. 
  • Then inside the Command Prompt, type or copy+paste the following command and then press Enter

sfc /scannowsfc/ scannow

  • Once the scan gets completed on its own, you need to run the DISM scan before exiting from the Command Prompt.
  • To run DISM scan, type or copy+paste the following command and then press Enter. 

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

  • Once both the scanning process gets completed, restart the system and check whether the said issue gets solved or not. 


Fix 2: Re-register the Node.dll file:

While re-registering the node.dll file, it will overwrite the registry information, which was early registered. To re-register the node.dll file, follow these steps,

  • Firstly open the Command prompt by typing “cmd” in the desktop taskbar.
  • Then in the Command Prompt window, type or copy+paste the following line and then press Enter.

regsvr32 /u node. dll

The above command will unregister the node.dll file in your system.

  • Then again, in the Command Prompt window, type or copy+paste the following command and then press Enter. This command will help to re-register the node.dll file.

regsvr32 /inode. Dll

Once you executed all the commands, exit from the command prompt and restart your system. The said issue gets resolved for you now.


Fix 3: Update Driver:

Sometimes outdated driver in your system is not compatible with the latest updated node.dll file; thus, you will encounter the “node.dll is missing” error. Here the sure solution is to update device drivers. 

Note: make sure you update Network adapters, Monitors, printers, scanners etc.
  • Firstly, press Windows + R to launch the RUN dialog box. Then type “devmgmt.msc” in the text box.
  • Inside the Device Manager window, select the drivers one by one and right-click over it and select the Update driver option from the drop-down button.

Once all the drivers are updated, close the Device Manager window and restart your system and check whether the said issue persists or not. 

You can also use a dedicated third-party automatic driver updating tool. This tool will help to update the driver without much effort. There are several such tools available online; you can select trusty one from them. 


Fix 4: Scan Malware:

Sometimes the node.dll is missing error might appear on the screen due to any malware attack. Here the best possible solution is to scan for malware. Windows 10 comes with a built-in Windows Defender, which helps you detect and remove malware from your system. Otherwise, you can depend on any reliable third-party antivirus tool available online. It will protect your system from malicious viruses. 


Fix 5: Perform System Restore:

If all the above-given fixes failed to resolve the “node.dll is missing” error in your system. Then you can perform a System Restore. System Restore helps you to restore your OS to the earlier stage where your system is safe from all errors. To perform a System Restore safely, you can go to the How to perform System Restore article. 

So, these are all about the “node.dll is missing” error. The said error is not a serious one, and using the above-given fixes; you can quickly eliminate this issue. If you have any queries or doubts after reading this article, please comment in the given comment box.