QuickBooks Unable To Load Component ACM.DLL

QuickBooks is famous accounting software which made accounting task easier for small and mid-sized business organizations. It has all the modern tools of accounting which is required by the growing need of business.  QuickBooks saves a lot of time by efficiently managing customer and sales, payroll and r using it. One such error is when QuickBooks Is Unable To Load Component ACM.DLL. These errors are frustrating as these can slow down your workflow. Here, we are going to discuss the causes of error and how to fix it. For more information, you can call QuickBooks Support Number +1888-528-1015.

QuickBooks Unable To Load Component ACM.DLL

Common ACM.DLL Error Messages

Some of the common ACM.DLL error messages that can appear on you appear on your desktop screen are listed below:

  • “ACM.DLL Access Violation.”
  • “ACM.DLL not found.”
  • “The file ACM.DLL is missing.”
  • “This application failed to start because ACM.DLL was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”
  • “Cannot register ACM.DLL.”
  • “Cannot start QuickBooks Pro + Payroll Value Pack. A required component is missing: ACM.DLL. Please install QuickBooks Pro + Payroll Value Pack again.”
  • “Cannot find C:\Windows\System32\\ACM.DLL.”

What Are DLL Files?

DLL (Dynamic Link Library) files such as ACM.DLL which allows multiple software programs to share the same functionality (like-printing).  DLL files are shared files that stay outside of the software program. This separation sometimes causes an error.

When Do ACM.DLL Errors Occur?

ACM.DLL mostly occurs when you are starting the computer or any program, or while trying to use a particular function in your program (eg. printing).

Why QuickBooks Unable To Load Component ACM.DLL?

ACM.DLL is an external file due to which there are chances that it might get affected. QuickBooks is unable to load component ACM.DLL due to missing or corrupt ACM.DLL files. Sometimes improper shutdown of Windows or any virus infection could corrupt the ACM.DLL files.

The causes of ACM.DLL error are mentioned below:

  • Another program overwrote the required version of ACM.DLL.
  • DLL file is infected by malware or virus.
  • Due to invalid or corrupt ACM.DLL registry entry.
  • When ACM.DLL file is corrupted due to Intuit Inc. hardware failure, such as a bad hard drive.
  • The ACM.DLL file is uninstalled by another program
  • When another program has mistakenly deleted the ACM.DLL file.

How To Fix ACM.DLL Errors?

Below are some steps by which you can resolve ACM.DLL issues:

Step 1: Manually Register ACM.DLL Using Microsoft Register Server

  • Click the Windows Start button.
  • Type Command in the Search Box and then while holding CTRL-Shift on your keyboard, press
  • A permission dialog box will appear. Click Yes.
  • Type the following command: regsvr32 /u ACM.DLL.
  • Press Enter. This will UN-REGISTER your file.
  • Next, type the following command: regsvr32 /i ACM.DLL and Press
  • This will RE-REGISTER your file.
  • Close the command prompt window.
  • Re-start the program associated with ACM.DLL error

Step 2: Repair Invalid ACM.DLL Registry Entries

Sometimes AMC.DLL errors can occur due to problems in Windows registry. Several programs in the system can share the same ACM.DLL file. When these programs are uninstalled or changed, they may leave behind orphaned or invalid DLL registry entries. You need to repair invalid AMC.DLL registry entries in order to resolve the issue.

Step 3: Remove Or Restore ACM.DLL From The Windows Recycle Bin

  • Double-click on the Recycle Bin icon.
  • In the search box at the upper right-hand corner, search for DLL.
  • If you find ACM.DLL file in the search results, select & move it to the following directory :
    • Windows 95/98/Me = C:\Windows\System32\
    • Windows NT/2000 = C:\Windows\System32\
    • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 = C:\Windows\System32\
    • 64-bit Windows = C:\Windows\System32\
  • Next Restart your computer after moving your ACM.DLL file

Step 4: Conduct A Full Malware Scan Of Your PC

There are possibilities that malware or virus have deleted or corrupted the ACM.DLL files in the computer. So it is recommended that you should do a complete malware scan of your computer to remove any kind of malware or virus.

Step 5: Update Your PC Device Drivers

Drivers in your computer can be corrupt or outdated which can cause ACM.DLL error. It is recommended that you should update the device drivers in your computer to fix the issue.

Step 6: Utilize Windows System Restore To “Undo” Recent System Changes

  • Click the windows start button.
  • In the search box, type System Restore and press ENTER.
  • Click System Restore from the result
  • If asked, enter any administrator passwords.
  • Follow the steps in the screen to choose a restore point.
  • Next, Restore your computer

Step 7: Uninstall And Reinstall The QuickBooks Associated with ACM.DLL

  • Click on the windows start button. select the Programs and Features
  • Select the Control Panel on the right side of the menu.
  • Click Programs. And then click on Programs and Features
  • Locate ACM.DLL-associated program (eg. Quickbooks) under the Name column.
  • Select QuickBooks.
  • Click the Uninstall button on the top menu.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the un-installation of your ACM.DLL-associated program(here, QuickBooks).

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Step 8: Run Windows System File Checker (“sfc /scannow”)

  • Click the Windows Start button.
  • Type Command in the Search Box and then while holding CTRL-Shift on your keyboard, press
  • A permission dialog box will appear. Click Yes.
  • A black box will appear with a blinking cursor.
  • Type sfc /scannow in the box and press Enter.
  • System File Checker will start the scanning for ACM.DLL and other system file problems.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.

Step 9: Install All Available Windows Updates

  • Click the Windows start button.
  • Type update into the search box and press ENTER.
  • The Windows Update dialog box will appear on your screen.
  • Click the Install Updates button If any updates are available.

Step 10: Perform a Clean Installation of Windows

The reinstallation of the Windows operating system will remove everything from your hard drive, making your system fresh again. It will also remove the junk files which have been stored over a period of time.

Reach For Support For ACM.DLL Error

Hopefully, with the help of the above steps, you can resolve your ACM.DLL error in QuickBooks. If you need any assistance, you can call on QuickBooks Customer Service Phone Number +1888-528-1015. Our technical experts will resolve your issues in quick time.