Fix Mss32.dll Missing Error

What is Mss32.dll?

The mss32.dll file comes from the Miles Sound System Library, a component used in multimedia applications such as Winamp, for sound effects and audio playback.  The dll file is also associated with several popular games that use the sound module to process different advanced sound options. The dll file provides one or more functions to the application, after which the application then creates a static or dynamic link to access these functions provided by the dll.

The files are important for the stability of the system since they are sound modules for Windows. The games that use this dll file will not run if the file is missing or corrupt. Since this file is used by most of the multimedia applications, it is continuously altered or damaged, which results in dll errors.

The Miles sound system is one of the most popular sound modules and is used in 15 different platforms and licensed for more than 5,000 games. The sound component incorporates  high-level sound authoring with 3D and 2D digital audio which boasts astounding features such as multichannel mixing, streaming, multistage DSP filtering, environmental reverb,  and advanced optimized decoders  for Ogg, MP3, and Bink Audio.

What are Some of the Common Mss32.dll Errors?

Some of the common errors encountered on a system when the mss32.dll file is corrupted are:

  • The file Mss32.dll is missing
  • This application failed to start because mss32.dll was not found.
  • Cannot start [APPLICATION]. A required component is missing: mss32.dll

The dll error mainly appears when the user tries to run a program or application that uses the specific dll file. Users may also get the error while starting or shutting down the Windows system. The error occurs mainly due to a malfunction of the dll file. The reason for malfunction can be any of the following: the dll file is missing, deleted, or has been corrupted. Users will encounter different versions of dll errors related to mss32 in different Windows operating systems.

How to Fix the Error

There are different ways to fix this dll error. Some of them are listed below:

Locating the Dll File

  • Click on Start > Search
  • Type  mss32.dll in the search box and select the search option in “All Locations and Hard Drives”
  • If you locate the  dll file, copy the dll file and paste it in C:\Windows\System32 location
  • Try running the program which was displaying the error

Download the Dll File

You can get the mss32.dll file for free on the internet. Download the file and place it in C:\Windows\System32, which is its default location in Windows.

Reinstall the Application

You can re-install the application which is displaying the error. The reinstallation process will ensure that all the files required by the applications are available in their default locations and in their original versions.