Troubleshooting: Something wrong when loading the DC-WFF.dll

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Sometimes the error message Something wrong when loading the DC-WFF.dll appears every time you start your Windows computer. What is it and how can I fix it? Well, DC_WFF.dll is part of TWCU (short for TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility).

The message dc_wff.dll could not be loaded is a somewhat annoying error, but fortunately there are a few ways to fix it. Follow these solutions one by one until you find the one that works for you.

What causes the error message Something wrong when loading DC-WFF.dll?

DC-WFF.DLL may not load if the file is not properly registered in a Windows environment. Incorrect installation of conflicting applications (e.g. TP-Link) may also be the cause of the current problem.

Some users have reported that this problem is due to improper installation of the TP-Link application or driver. In this case, the problem can be solved by reinstalling the TP-Link application and its driver.

How to troubleshoot Something goes wrong while loading the DC-WFF.dll?

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New DC-WFF registration

The DLL file is used by a third-party application, and the DC WFF file download error indicates that the files may be damaged or outdated.

  1. Press the Windows key and type -> Command Prompt in the search bar.
  2. In the result that appears, right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator (if the UAC prompts you to do so, click Yes).
  3. On the command line, run the following command to unregister the file.
    regsvr32 /u dc_wff.dll
  4. To save the file now -> execute the following command
    regsvr32 /I dc_wff.dll
  5. Finally, exit the command line -> restart the system.

After restarting the system, check if the error Something wrong when loading the dc_wff.dll is fixed.

Reinstall TP-Link application and driver

  1. Right-click on the Windows key -> Open applications and functions.
  2. Then expand TP-Link Wireless Configuration Utility (or any other TP-Link application) -> click Uninstall.
  3. Then confirm Uninstall -> and follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the TP-Link application.
  4. Then restart the system and check if dc_wff.dll has been recovered.
  5. If so, try downloading and installing just the driver to see if the error dc_wff.dll returns.

System reboot

If the error dc_wff.dll continues to occur, it is possible that one of the applications installed on your system is interfering with the PC startup elements.

  1. Press the Windows key + the R key -> and type Ru -> services.msc -> Enter in the dialog box.
  2. In the window that appears -> go to Services.
  3. Then check the Hide all Microsoft services box at the bottom left and click Disable all.
  4. Now go to the Start tab -> click on Open Task Manager.
  5. A new dialog box appears -> click on each item individually -> at the bottom -> click Disable for each item.
  6. Then close Task Manager -> msconfig tab Start -> OK -> restart the computer.

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