LibXML.dll is considered a type of Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file. Dynamic Link Library files, like LibXML.dll, are essentially a "guide book" that stores information and instructions for executable (EXE) files - like replace.exe - to follow. These files were created so that multiple programs (eg. XAMPP) could share the same LibXML.dll file, saving valuable memory allocation, therefore making your computer run more efficiently.
Unfortunately, what makes DLL files so convenient and efficient, also makes them extremely vulnerable to problems. If something happens to a shared DLL file, either it goes missing or gets corrupted in some way, it can generate a "runtime" error message. Runtime is pretty self-explanatory; it means that these errors are triggered when LibXML.dll is attempted to be loaded either when XAMPP is starting up, or in some cases already running. Some of the most common LibXML.dll errors include:
- Access Violation at address - LibXML.dll.
- LibXML.dll could not be found.
- Cannot find C:\xampp\perl\vendor\lib\auto\XML\LibXML\LibXML.dll.
- Cannot register LibXML.dll.
- Cannot start XAMPP. A required component is missing: LibXML.dll. Please install XAMPP again.
- Failed to load LibXML.dll.
- The application has failed to start because LibXML.dll was not found.
- The file LibXML.dll is missing or corrupt.
- This application failed to start because LibXML.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
Your LibXML.dll file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with XAMPP), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, LibXML.dll file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading XAMPP, system crash while loading LibXML.dll, bad sectors on your storage media (usually your primary hard drive), or quite commonly, a malware infection. Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.