Microsoft Visual Studio A reference to C Program Files Microsoft SQL Server

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Hi there,

This is my first error after I updated my Windows 7 (x86). After update I ran a DLL fixer so I can be sure that nothing is missing. It seems like something is missing, this DLL file. I have installed the DLL file manually and I still didn’t get rid of this error. Can anyone help me to fix this error without reinstalling my Visual Studio? Or my Windows 7 please?

Thank you!

Microsoft Visual Studio

A reference to ‘C:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL Server Compact

Editionv3.5sqlcecompact35.dll could not be added. Please make sure that the file is accessible, and that it is a valid assembly or COM component.


Answered By 573075 points N/A #158202

Microsoft Visual Studio A reference to C Program Files Microsoft SQL Server


Normally, the DLL fixer application you normally download can’t always fix DLL problems. It can only fix common DLL issues especially for DLL files that are located in the “system32” folder. If the problem appeared after updating your operating system, try restoring your computer to a previous time before the actual update was installed.

This can surely fix the problem with Microsoft Visual Studio. Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and select System Restore. Select “Restore my computer to an earlier time” and then click Next. Select the date before you updated your operating system and then select a restore point on that date. Click Next.

Follow the instructions on the next screen and click Next. It will now restart your computer and the restoration will begin. Once it is finished, check if Microsoft Visual Studio is now working. In case one of your programs stopped working after the restoration, just reinstall it and it should be back to normal.

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