Sqlite3.dll errors are caused by situations that lead to the deletion or corruption of the sqlite3 DLL file.
In some cases, sqlite3.dll errors can indicate a registry issue, a virus/malware issue, or even a hardware failure.
There are a few different ways that sqlite3.dll errors can show up on your computer. Here are some of the more common ways you might see sqlite3.dll errors:
Sqlite3.dll Not Found This application failed to start because sqlite3.dll was not found. Reinstalling the app may fix this problem. Cannot find [PATH]sqlite3.dll The file sqlite3.dll is missing. Cannot start [APPLICATION]. A required component is missing: sqlite3.dll. Please install [APPLICATION] again.
Sqlite3.dll error messages can appear during the use or installation of certain programs, when Windows starts up or shuts down, or even during a Windows installation.
The context of the sqlite3.dll error is an important piece of information that will be helpful in troubleshooting the problem.
The sqlite3.dll error message can apply to any program or system that can use the file on any of Microsoft’s operating systems, including Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.
How To Fix Sqlite3.dll Errors
Do not download sqlite3.dll from a “DLL download” website. There are many reasons why downloading a DLL file is a bad idea. If you require a copy of sqlite3.dll, it is best to obtain it from its original, legitimate source.
Start Windows in Safe Mode to complete any of the following steps if you are unable to access Windows normally due to sqlite3.dll error.
- Restore sqlite3.dll from the Recycle Bin. The easiest cause of a “missing” sqlite3.dll file is that you have mistakenly deleted it.
If you suspect that you have accidentally deleted sqlite3.dll but have already emptied the Recycle Bin, you may be able to recover sqlite3.dll with a free file recovery program.
Recovering a deleted copy of sqlite3.dll with a file recovery program is a good idea only if you are sure that you deleted the file yourself and that it was working properly before doing so.
- Run a virus/malware scan of your entire system. Some sqlite3.dll errors could be related to a virus or other malware infection on your computer that has corrupted the DLL file. It’s even possible that the sqlite3.dll error you’re seeing is related to a hostile program masquerading as a file.
- Use System Restore to undo recent system changes. If you suspect that the sqlite3.dll error was caused by a change made to an important file or setting, a System Restore may resolve the issue.
- Reinstall the program that uses the sqlite3.dll file. If the sqlite3.dll DLL error occurs when you are using a particular program, reinstalling the program should replace the file.
Do your best to complete this step. Reinstalling the program that provides the sqlite3.dll file, if possible, is a likely solution to this DLL error.
- Download sqlite3.dll from SQLite.org. Although we do not recommend downloading individual DLL files, this is the original source of the sqlite3.dll file and it is safe to download.
Make sure you’ve tried the step before this one, if it applies to your situation. If not, downloading sqlite3.dll from SQLite.org is a very likely solution.
- Update drivers for any hardware devices that might be related to sqlite3.dll. If, for example, you get an error “The file sqlite3.dll is missing” when playing a 3D video game, try updating your video card drivers.
The sqlite3.dll file may or may not be related to video cards – this was just an example. The key here is to pay close attention to the context of the error and troubleshoot accordingly.
- Roll back a driver to a previously installed version if sqlite3.dll errors began after updating a particular hardware device driver.
- Install all available Windows updates. Many service packs and other patches replace or update some of the hundreds of DLL files distributed by Microsoft on your computer. The sqlite3.dll file could be included in one of those updates.
- Test your memory and then test your hard drive. We’ve saved most of the hardware troubleshooting for the last step, but your computer’s memory and hard drive are easy to test and are the most likely components that could cause sqlite3.dll errors as they fail.
If the hardware fails any of your tests, replace the memory or replace the hard drive as soon as possible.
- Repair the Windows installation. If the individual sqlite3.dll file troubleshooting tips above are unsuccessful, performing a startup repair or repair install should restore all Windows DLL files to their working versions.
- Use a free registry cleaner to repair sqlite3.dll-related problems in the registry. A free registry cleaner program may be able to help by removing invalid sqlite3.dll registry entries that could be causing the DLL error.
We rarely recommend the use of registry cleaners. We have included the option here as a “last resort” attempt before the next destructive step.
- Do a clean install of Windows. A clean install of Windows will erase everything from your hard drive and install a fresh copy of Windows. If none of the above steps fixes the sqlite3.dll error, this should be your next course of action.
All information on your hard drive will be erased during a clean install. Make sure you’ve tried your best to fix the sqlite3.dll error by using a troubleshooting step prior to this one.
- Troubleshoot a hardware problem if any sqlite3.dll errors persist. After a clean install of Windows, the DLL problem can only be hardware related.