Binkw32.dll is a file used by the “Bink Video Codec” – a highly advanced video processing engine which is used by many of the leading games and media players available for the Windows system. Even though this file is one of the most important for use with the likes of “BattleField Bad Company 2” and other leading games, the fact is that it’s continually either being damaged or corrupted, leading your system to run much slower and with a lot of errors. The “Binkw32.dll is missing” error or “binkw32.dll not found” error is a common problem for millions of computer users every day. If you want to resolve the issue, it’s vital that you’re able to repair the various issues which are leading the error to form, as well as helping repair any further problems that Windows might have inside.
The errors you’ll likely see with binkw32 include the likes of:
- Binkw32.dll is installed in the Windows or Windows System Directory – it must be installed in the application directory
- Binkw32.dll not found
- Binkw32.dll is missing
- Could not load Binkw32.dll. Reinstalling this application may fix this error
The reason why binkw32.dll errors show are normally down to 3 particular problems. The first is that the binkw32 file is somehow damaged and unreadable, the second is that Windows has some settings issues leading the error you’re seeing to show, and the third is that you may have installed multiple games which have confused Windows as to the location of the binkw32.dll file.
The first step to repairing the error you’re seeing is to reinstall the game which is first causing it to show. This will basically wipe all the older files which caused the error to show, and will then replace them with fresh new ones which should work well for your PC. Although this will not solve all cases of binkw32.dll errors, it’s a good start which almost everyone can do. If you do this and find the error still appears, you may then wish to manually replace the file on your PC with one that’s on the game CD, further ensuring that the copy of the file you have on your PC is as fresh and workable as possible.
The second step to fixing the binkw32.dll error on your PC is to use a ‘registry cleaner’ program to fix any of the errors and problems which Windows may have causing the error. Registry cleaners scan through a part of Windows called the “registry database”, and will fix any of the error / problems that are inside. The registry database stores all the settings and options that Windows needs to run, and is used by your PC to help remember everything from your desktop wallpaper to your latest emails. More importantly, the registry also keeps a large list of DLL files inside to help your computer load up the files it requires to run. Although this list is extremely important, it’s continually causing a large number of errors – leading your PC to run much less reliably than normal. To fix this problem, you need to use a registry cleaner tool to fix any of the errors that Windows computers may have inside, allowing your PC to run much faster and smoother as a result.
Source by James Henry Johnson