Advpack.dll Not Found is only one version of the error messages that Advpack.dll can create – “”This application failed to start because advpack.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem” is another known error.
Although mainly occurring in the older versions of Windows I have seen this error occur from Windows XP through to Windows 7 and is mainly caused by installing the wrong .Net Framework for your computers architecture – for example attempting to install .Net Framework x86 on a 64 bit version of Windows.
Fixing this error in Windows 7
- Click Start
- Click Control Panel
- Click Uninstall Programs and select “Turn Windows features on or off” on the top left.
- Click on “Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1”.
- Expand “Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1” and place a check mark on 2 options listed to enable.
- Restart the Computer.
Fixing this error in Windows XP
- Fixing this error in Windows XP is as usually as easy as downloading the correct one “here” and installing it.