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LoadLibrary failed with error 87

The error message “LoadLibrary failed with error 87 the parameter is incorrect” may appear when you open or create a project or map document in ArcGIS Pro or ArcMap.  MiniTool analyses the possible reasons behind the error and then offers you some fixes based on that.

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You can receive the “LoadLibrary failed with error 87 the parameter is incorrect” message in many cases. For example, it could appear when you launch AutoCAD, open or create a project, or map document in ArcGIS Pro or ArcMap.

Plenty of users seek for help in technical communities and forums. Here is a true example from superuser.com.

I'm running Windows 10 pro (1909) on a domain-joined machine. When I do an RDP session (mstsc.exe) into that machine and trying to launch a certain program I'm getting the error: LoadLibrary failed with error 87.   --superuser.com
Note: Sometimes, the error message may show you a different code, but the solution works. Weirdly, this error is not related to a single app or program. Dropbox and Autodesk are programs that often throw users this error.

In order to fix LoadLibrary failed with error 87 Windows 10 smoothly, you’d better learn the potential causes for the error. Well, the section below will analyse this error carefully.

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What Causes LoadLibrary Failed with Error 87

The reasons for load library failed with error 87 are various. After looking into this issue, we find the following factors that can cause the error.

  • The laptop is connected to a docking station.
  • The graphics card driver is outdated.
  • There are conflicts between the graphics cards in the machine.
  • An incorrect registry entry is created in Windows 10 after the installation of AMD Catalyst.
  • Necessary services on the computer are not running.
  • System files are corrupted.

Based on the above possible causes, we provide you with the following solutions.

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Editor’s choice: Among the multiple solutions, I recommend you troubleshoot LoadLibrary failed with error 87 by checking hard disk for errors with MiniTool Partition Wizard. As a multifunctional program, it can detect whether your hard drive has errors quickly so that you can take immediate actions.  Free Download

Solution 1: Run Windows App Troubleshooter

The Windows’ built-in Troubleshooter can find and fix general errors with your computer quickly. This is also confirmed by some users. You can run the Troubleshooter by following the steps below.

Tip: If you encounter load library failed with error 87 while opening a Microsoft app, open Settings and run the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter. The Troubleshooter won’t work for third-party apps.

Step 1: Open Settings by holding Windows and I keys.

Step 2: Then click on Update & Security > Troubleshoot.

Step 3: Scroll down the content in the right pane to find Windows Store Apps. After that, click on Windows Store Apps and tap Run the troubleshooter.

Run the troubleshooter

Step 4: Once you click on the button, the troubleshooter will run automatically. You just need to follow the on-screen instruction to finish the process.

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Solution 2: Reset Apps

Resetting apps can solve glitches with themselves and fix some errors. You can have a try too.

Step 1: Open the Settings window and click on Apps in the home menu.

Step 2: Click Apps & features in the left pane, then move to the right side to find the program that throws LoadLibrary failed with error 87 Windows 10.

Step 3: Tap on the target app and then click on Advanced options.

open Advanced options

Step 4: In the prompted window, click on Reset. Then you will receive a warning message stating that “This will permanently delete the app’s data on this device, including your preferences and sign-in details”. Write down your login information and click on Reset to confirm the operation.

click Reset

Solution 3: Perform a System File Check

As for corrupted system files, a system file check can fix them effectively. Being an embedded utility, SFC is convenient and easy to use.

Step 1: Type cmd in the search box, and then right-click on Command Prompt and click Run as administrator.

run Command Prompt as administrator

Step 2: In the elevated window, type sfc /scannow and hit the Enter key to execute the command. You can view the progress of the operation in the window. Don’t interrupt the process and wait for the finish of the operation. After the process ends, the detected system files can be fixed.

type and execute the sfc command

In most time, the SFC utility works well. However, you sometimes may encounter errors like the below ones. In this case, try running Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM).

Solution 4: Run DISM

To run the DISM command, you just need to follow these steps.

Step 1: Likewise, run Command Prompt as administrator run the search box.

Step 2: Type the following commands and hit Enter after each.

  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth 
  • Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth 

Step 3: After the process ends, damaged or corrupted system files and other Windows corruptions errors can be fixed.

Solution 5: Conduct a Clean Boot

The “LoadLibrary failed with error 87 the parameter is incorrect” error message can appear due to an app or software conflict. But you may don’t know the exact program that causes the conflict. In this case, perform a clean boot.

Step 1: Open the System Configuration window via the Run utility.

  • Open the Run window by pressing Windows and R keys.
  • Type msconfig in the window and hit Enter.
Tip: You can also open the System Configuration from the search box. Type msconfig in the search box and click Msconfig from the search results.

open the System Configuration window

Step 2: Navigate to the Services tab and check the Hide all Microsoft services checkbox. Then click Disable all.

check Hide all Microsoft services

Step 3: Move to the Startup tab and click the Open Task Manager link.

Open Task Manager

Step 4: Right-click on the startup program from the list and click Disable. Then repeat this operation until all the startup programs are disabled.

disable startup programs

Step 5: Exit the Task Manager and click OK in the System Configuration window.

Step 6: Then your computer will boot into clean state after you restart it.

Step 7: Repeat the operation that causes the LoadLibrary failed with error 87 to see if the operation works. If the error disappears, enable the startup programs one by one until the error occurs again. Then uninstall the conflicting program.

Solution 6: Update Java and .Net Framework

If you use either Java or .Net framework, you should check if they are up to date. If not, update them to the latest version from their official websites. You are recommended to do that if the LoadLibrary failed with error 87 occurs while playing Minecraft on your PC.

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Solution 7: Update Graphics Card Driver

As mentioned before, an outdated graphics card driver is responsible for the LoadLibrary failed with error 87 Windows 10 error. So, when the error appears, try updating your graphics card driver with the steps below.

Tip: In addition to Device Manager, you can also use a third-party program to update your graphics driver.

Step 1: Right-click on the Windows icon on the desktop and tap the Device Manager option. Alternatively, open the Run window, input devmgmt.msc and hit Enter to open Device Manager.

Step 2: Expand Display adapters by double-clicking on it. Right-click on your graphics driver from the expanded list and tap Update driver.

click Update driver

Step 3: In the next window, click on Search automatically for updated driver software or Browse my computer for driver software based on your preference.

choose a driver update method

Step 4: Then follow the on-screen instruction to complete the update process.

Solution 8: Check Disk for Errors

Due to hard disk errors, LoadLibrary failed with error 87 Windows 10 may strike you too. Hence, it is necessary to check hard disk for errors when the issue talked about in this post appears.

At this time, MiniTool Partition Wizard comes into use. It not only can help you find bad sectors but also can detect and fix file system errors. The following steps show you how to conduct these operations respectively.

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#Check for bad sectors

Step 1: Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard to go to its main interface.

Step 2: Right-click on the disk you are using from the disk map and click Surface Test from the context menu. You can also highlight the target disk and tap Surface Test in the left pane.

click Surface Test

Step 3: In the Surface Test window, click Start now to begin the scanning process as shown in the picture below. If there are red blocks in the scan area, it indicates that there are bad sectors on the hard drive and you need to execute the following steps to shield them. On the contrary, skip the steps.

start the scanning process

Step 4: Run Command Prompt as administrator.

Step 5: Type chkdsk /r and hit Enter. Then this command will check the integrity of the hard disk you are using. It can find the bad sectors on the hard drive and try to repair them automatically.

Note: This command only works for HDD not for SSD.

type and execute chkdsk command

Step 6: If you receive the following message, type Y and hit Enter.

type y

Step 7: Then restart your PC. When it boots again, the selected volume will be checked.

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#Check for file system errors

To check and fix file system errors on the hard drive with MiniTool Partition Wizard, you can refer to these steps.

Step 1: Run MiniTool Partition Wizard to access its main interface.

Step 2: Right-click on the target drive and click the Check file system option in the context menu.

check file system

Step 3: In the Check file system window, choose the check & fix detected errors option and click Start.

Note: When you check the system drive, you may receive a confirmation window as shown in the picture below. Click Yes to continue.

choose check options and execute the operation

Step 4: Now, restart your PC. The selected drive would be checked when the computer boots up.

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Bottom Line

As you see, possible reasons and available solutions to LoadLibrary failed with error 87 have been illustrated in this post. If you are bothered by this error, read this guide now! With the given methods, you can get rid of the error easily.

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