Runtime error 53 is caused when your computer cannot read a specific “.dll” file on your system. All Windows computers use DLL files to help them run as smoothly and effectively as possible, meaning that if your system is unable to read one of these files, it will not only cause your programs to behave very strangely, but will also cause the likes of runtime error 53. This error can occur on any version of Windows, and should be fixed by using the steps outlined in this tutorial.
The error will typically show up in this format: Runtime error ’53′: File not found ____________
The reason why this error shows is mainly caused by the “Microsoft Transaction Server” (MTS) on your PC. This is basically the technical name for the program that allows Windows to read multiple files at once, and is therefore one of the most important parts of the system. The specific reason for the error to show is either because your system cannot locate the DLL file it requires, or cannot process the settings required to run the file.
The way to fix this error is to first move the DLL file on your PC from its current location to the C:WindowsSystem32 folder of your computer. All Windows systems work in the same way – which is to look in the C:WindowsSystem32 folder of your PC in order to try and find the DLL files it requires to run. If it cannot locate any files in this folder, then it suggests that the file has either been moved or is not on your system. You should begin by searching for the file on your computer (press Start > Search) and then look for its location. If you find it on your PC, move it to the System32 folder… however, if it’s not on your system, you should download a new copy from the Internet and then place it into the System32 folder. This will ensure the file is present and readable on your system.
The second step to fixing this error is to use a software tool called a “registry cleaner” to fix any of the errors your computer might have inside the registry database. This database is a central storage facility for all the files, settings and options that your computer is using to help it run as smoothly as possible, and is where a large list of all the DLL files on your PC are kept. It’s often the case that a data mis-match will prevent your computer from correctly reading the DLL files your system needs to run, as it will be unable to locate the file from the registry database. To ensure this is not a big problem, you should use a registry cleaner program to scan through your system and fix any of the potential problems that your computer may have.