In operating systems of the Windows family sometimes there is a bug because of which you can not run some games or programs. System message claims “the program can’t start because OpenAL32.dll not found”. This library is needed for proper sound processing in games and software.
The problem can be solved in different ways, depending on the situation:
- System restoring
- Reinstalling the driver
- Adding a file openal32.dll
Error openal32.dll when starting the game can be fixed using the Windows recovery. To do this go to control panel->system, where you need to choose “advanced system settings”. There you should go to the tab “system protection”, where you will find the button “restore”. Then you will need to select a restore point created before the problem occurred. If there is no openal32.dll sometimes helps reinstalling the audio driver OpenAL.
Another way is to download openal32.dll and put it in the right directory. File is universal, so you can download openal32.dll for Windows 7/8/10 and not look for the option for your operating system. You need to determine the bitness of your copy of Windows. To do this go to control Panel->System, where in the “system Type” is written the bitness of the operating system. From it depends on what folder to put the file openal32.dll. In a 32-bit system directory it’s C:\Windows\System32, in 64-bit — C:\Windows\SysWOW64. Download openal32.dll for free from our website, after this it should be put in the right folder. Then go to start->Run. There, write the string “regsvr32 openal32.dll” and click OK. Now try to start the affected program, it should work.
- OS Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
- Bit 32/64bit
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