VirtuMVP_API.dll is considered a type of Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file. Dynamic Link Library files, like VirtuMVP_API.dll, are essentially a "guide book" that stores information and instructions for executable (EXE) files - like klist.exe - to follow. These files were created so that multiple programs (eg. 3DMark Basic Edition) could share the same VirtuMVP_API.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 VirtuMVP_API.dll is attempted to be loaded either when 3DMark Basic Edition is starting up, or in some cases already running. Some of the most common VirtuMVP_API.dll errors include:
- Access Violation at address - VirtuMVP_API.dll.
- VirtuMVP_API.dll could not be found.
- Cannot find C:\Program Files (x86)\Futuremark\SystemInfo\VirtuMVP_API.dll.
- Cannot register VirtuMVP_API.dll.
- Cannot start 3DMark Basic Edition. A required component is missing: VirtuMVP_API.dll. Please install 3DMark Basic Edition again.
- Failed to load VirtuMVP_API.dll.
- The application has failed to start because VirtuMVP_API.dll was not found.
- The file VirtuMVP_API.dll is missing or corrupt.
- This application failed to start because VirtuMVP_API.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
Your VirtuMVP_API.dll file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with 3DMark Basic Edition), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, VirtuMVP_API.dll file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading 3DMark Basic Edition, system crash while loading VirtuMVP_API.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.