output display error for Visual Studio 2015 Community RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am a student at Los Angeles City Collge, and I follow a class in C++ programming. Therefore I need to sue Visual Studio. I have recently downloaded a free version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2015, Community.

    However once I run my CPP (C++) program on Visual Studio 2015, I find a discrepancy. I am not able to get an output display, even for a small string of characters as "Hello World".

    Here is the error message displaying on a separate pop-up window.

    "The program can't start because ucrtbased.dll is missing from your computer.Try reinstalling the program to fix the problem."

    Can you please inform me how to proceed?

    Thanks in advance,

    Dinesh C.

    • Moved by Richard MuellerMVP Saturday, February 16, 2019 11:13 AM Not a TechNet Wiki question
    Friday, February 15, 2019 7:36 PM


All replies

  • Hi Dinesh.

    I suggest you to ask this question in the Visual C++ Forum, which is more appropriate for this kind of topics.
    Provide a code snippet and a screenshot of the error message.


    Luigi Bruno

    • Edited by Luigi BrunoMVP Friday, February 15, 2019 9:52 PM
    • Proposed as answer by pituachMVP Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:34 PM
    • Marked as answer by Dave PatrickMVP Friday, February 22, 2019 4:49 PM
    Friday, February 15, 2019 9:52 PM
  • This forum is for questions and discussions about the TechNet Wiki. Another option would be to ask here:


    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:46 AM
  • here is the fix:


    • Proposed as answer by Victor Gruber Sunday, February 17, 2019 11:13 AM
    Sunday, February 17, 2019 11:13 AM