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How to fix The ordinal 42 could not be located in the dynamic link library error

This error only occurs with the launching of a game on Windows 8 systems. It states “The ordinal 42 could not be located in the dynamic link library” with the addition of the library file name in the end. Though it can be really disappointing as it prevents people from playing, it has a simple solution.

The ordinal 42 could not be located in the dynamic link library error

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Fix "The ordinal 42 could not be located in the dynamic link library" error manually

The required xlive.dll file is included in Games for Windows Live client, so, all you have to do now is to download and install it.

  • Uninstall the game;
  • Download the client;
  • Right-click the client and choose Properties ;
  • Go to the Compatibility tab ;
  • Check the box with Run this program in compatibility mode for:;
  • Choose Windows 7, then click OK ;
  • Right-click the client file again and select Run as administrator;
  • Wait for the end of installation and reboot the computer;
  • Reinstall the game and launch it to see if it helped.

If this method didn’t work, then you might run sfc /scannow tool to repair the system:

  • Initiate the search for cmd;
  • Right-click it and choose Run as administrator ;
  • Type sfc /scannow and hit the Enter button;
  • Reboot the system.

sfc /scannow should be able to scan your system for the presence of corrupted files and replace them

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