As your computer gets older it gets more problem, and I hate it. Perhaps it’s planned obsolescence or I’m not a very good caretaker either way I recently had a problem with my dciman32.dll being deleted and I thought others might had have the same problem too. So I decided to share my experience.
My computer was shut down improperly and it resulted in the computer needing to be rebooted. It went to a screen and asked if I would like a CHKDSK scan. It suggested I do a CHKDSK scan as it was recommended. I did it and the following happen:
CHKDSK is verifying indexes
dciman32.dll in index SI30 of file 2233 is deleted
After it was finish and I was able to access my computer. The first thing to pop up was a message telling dciman21.dll was deleted and I should reinstall it to fix the problem. I was confused as the computer itself automatically deleted the file.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD AND REINSTALL IT FROM AN UNKNOWN SOURCE.
Anyway, It turns out I needed this file to run programs that relied heavily on graphics. I couldn’t open Adobe After Effects and was frustrated. So after some googling and trying some failed methods, I finally find the solution to my specific particular problem.
It turns out all I needed to do was run a System File Check. You need to go to the start menu>command prompt> right click and run as administrator. Or the command prompt can be found in the accessories folder in the start menu.
At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: