If you have a problem with the sqlite3.dll file then you might encounter one of several error messages. Here are some of them:

“Sqlite3.dll Not Found”

“This application failed to start because sqlite3.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”

“Cannot find \sqlite3.dll”

“The file sqlite3.dll is missing.”

“Cannot start . A required component is missing: sqlite3.dll. Please install again.”

Sqlite3.dll error messages are most likely to appear when installing programs, when Windows starts or shuts down, or during a Windows installation.

Download Recommendation

The first thing to try with regard to this error is to attempt to clean the registry of your computer. A good way to do this is to download the Total System Care, which will do an excellent job of cleaning your registry and often sort out the problem in itself.


More Information and Manual Resolution

There are numerous possible fixes to this issue. The first of these is to simply check your Recycle Bin as you could have mistakenly deleted the file.

If this isn’t the case then run a virus/malware scan of your entire system. This may correct the fault.

If this doesn’t work then the next option worth attempting is to use system restore function. This will reset your machine to a time before the error caused your machine to malfunction. You can then re-install any devices or programmes that have been removed by this virtual step back in time. System restore can be accessed through the Start menu, by simply typing “System Restore” into the search box.

If the system restore utility will not run correctly then you can attempt to activate safe mode. To activate Safe Mode, hold F8 when your computer is initially booting up. Once you’ve reached the desktop in Safe Mode, type ‘System’ into the Start search box and press Enter once ‘System Restore’ is highlighted. You should then be able to run the system restore utility.

If System Restore doesn’t work then try reinstalling the program with which you experienced a sqlite3.dll error.

If you’re still having a problem then you can download the sqlite3.dll file from

If this doesn’t work then try updating the drivers for hardware devices which might be related to sqlite3.dll.

Next install any outstanding Windows updates.

If you’re still having problems then you should test your memory and then test your hard drive. At this point, the error is looking increasingly likely to be a hardware issue.

Finally, perform a clean installation of Windows. A clean install of Windows will erase everything from the hard drive and install a fresh copy of Windows. This has to be executed from the installation disc which you received when you bought your computer.

If all of these steps fail, the overwhelming likelihood is that you have a hardware error. Contact the manufacturer of your computer.