Error 126 "The specified module was not found": how to fix?

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Error 126 "The specified module was not found": how to fix?
Error 126 "The specified module was not found": how to fix?

Many users of Windows-based computer systems often encounter a problem when a message is displayed that the specified module was not found (126th error). Not everyone knows how to interpret it, and the question of which particular device is causing such a malfunction is often puzzling. Let's see what's what.

Causes and devices causing the error "The specified module was not found"

The failure itself with the indicated error, in general, does not represent anything particularly serious in terms of consequences for the operation of Windows operating systems.

the specified module was not found
the specified module was not found

This error can occur in a variety of situations, but as practice shows, in most cases it can come down to incorrect recognition of corrupt dynamic libraries, disabled HID devices (for example, USB mice), or services that interpret the correct access to OS server functions.

Error "The specified module was not found": a solution to the problemfor Radeon graphics cards

To the great regret of fans of Radeon graphics chipsets, it is these video adapters that are most prone to failures of this kind. Even with correctly installed drivers, there may be a conflict using OpenGL functions.

specified module not found 126
specified module not found 126

In the event that the system issues a notification that the specified dll module was not found, there can be three ways to solve this problem: either updating the video card drivers to the latest version, or installing the most current versions of DirectX, or directly interfering with the system using the command line and following a few steps.

With the first two methods, I think, everything is clear, so we will not dwell on them. But here it is worth talking about manual fixing of the problem separately. Now it’s not worth explaining how the commands below will work (especially from a software or technical point of view). It's enough that they just work.

So, for integrated graphics adapters (those that are built directly into the motherboard) such as Intel HD Graphics or similar Radeon, nVIDIA, etc. chips, you must first write CD / d C: / Windows on the command line /System32 and then copy atio6axx.dll atiogl64.dll (with the enter key after each command). For desktop (not embedded) models, the command looks a little different: copy atio6axx.dll.dll (again, followed by "Enter". In theory, everything should work fine after that.

HID Devices

So-called HID smart devices can also throw errors like "The specified module could not be found". With them, the situation is in a sense the same as with graphics hardware, but in most cases the problem boils down only to the fact that for some reason the driver files were damaged or deleted.

error not found specified module
error not found specified module

In such a situation, for example, for Windows XP, you need to boot from an installation or recovery disk (for example, Live CD), find a file called in the installation distribution kit, which is usually located in the i386 folder, and extract from it has three main components: mouclass.sys, mouhid.sys and hidserv.dll.

After that, be sure to restart the computer in safe mode (F8 key when starting Windows), then copy the specified files to the System32 directory of the Windows root folder. Next - another reboot of the OS, but in normal mode. As a rule, after that, the system works stably in normal mode and without any failures.

Server errors

Unforeseen difficulties can also arise with access to servers. In this case (similar to the previous situations), the error "The specified module was not found" appears. You will have to deal with it through the system registry editor, which is called by the regidit command in the Run menu (Win + R combination).

The specified dll module was not found
The specified dll module was not found

Here we need to go to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM branch, then CurrentControlSet,then along the "tree" - Services, and finally - the parameters section, located in the lanmanserver branch. Here you need to enter the value "%SystemRoot%\System32\srvsvc.dll", of course, if any other is specified. The thing is that Windows OS itself perceives any server - either internal or external - as the general concept of "server" and does not make much difference even if there are different access parameters.


As a result, as it is already clear, if an error occurs due to the fact that for some reason the specified module was not found, it is still possible to solve problems, and this is done quite simply, and no critical failures in the system in the future not expected. But first it is desirable to determine the nature of the error, and only then make a decision in favor of correcting it. What it will become depends only on which component fails: in software or in hardware.

Of course, not all problems that may arise due to such errors are described here. However, in our case, these are the most common types of failures and the most practical methods for fixing them. It is also impossible to exclude the option when problems can be associated with the hardware itself, that is, the drivers have nothing to do with it at all, but it is the hardware that will have to be changed. However, these, as they say, are the most extreme cases that should be resorted to when nothing helps (and it does not depend on the user or the operating system). But that's another story…

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