Sql_engine_core_shared_loc_keyfile.dll is considered a type of Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file. Dynamic Link Library files, like sql_engine_core_shared_loc_keyfile.dll, are essentially a "guide book" that stores information and instructions for executable (EXE) files - like Setup.exe - to follow. These files were created so that multiple programs (eg. Microsoft SQL Server) could share the same sql_engine_core_shared_loc_keyfile.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 sql_engine_core_shared_loc_keyfile.dll is attempted to be loaded either when Microsoft SQL Server is starting up, or in some cases already running. Some of the most common sql_engine_core_shared_loc_keyfile.dll errors include:
- Access Violation at address - sql_engine_core_shared_loc_keyfile.dll.
- Sql_engine_core_shared_loc_keyfile.dll could not be found.
- Cannot find C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\100\KeyFile\1033\sql_engine_core_shared_loc_keyfile.dll.
- Cannot register sql_engine_core_shared_loc_keyfile.dll.
- Cannot start Microsoft SQL Server. A required component is missing: sql_engine_core_shared_loc_keyfile.dll. Please install Microsoft SQL Server again.
- Failed to load sql_engine_core_shared_loc_keyfile.dll.
- The application has failed to start because sql_engine_core_shared_loc_keyfile.dll was not found.
- The file sql_engine_core_shared_loc_keyfile.dll is missing or corrupt.
- This application failed to start because sql_engine_core_shared_loc_keyfile.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
Your sql_engine_core_shared_loc_keyfile.dll file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with Microsoft SQL Server), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, sql_engine_core_shared_loc_keyfile.dll file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading Microsoft SQL Server, system crash while loading sql_engine_core_shared_loc_keyfile.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.