How to fix LoadLibrary error 126

LoadLibrary error code 126 occurs in Windows 11/10 when launching games and programs that depend on the OpenGL graphics library.

The loadlibrary failed with error 126 error in Windows 11/10 can occur due to faulty graphics drivers, corrupted system files, AMD software, or using two GPUs together.

In this manual, we will look at ways to resolve the loadlibrary failed with error 126 error in Windows 11/10 when launching games and programs.

How to fix LoadLibrary error 126

1. Run with elevated rights

Right-click the game or program that is giving LoadLibrary error code 126 and select Run as administrator.

2. Switch or disable video card

If there are 2 GPU graphics processors on a PC or laptop, then as a rule the built-in GPU may not support OpenGL, which is needed by a certain game or program. In this case, switch the video card to external in the Nvidia, AMD or Intel control panel, and then launch the game or program.

Alternatively, you can disable one video card in Device Manager and restart your PC.

3. Copy Atio6axx.dl to System32

If you are using an AMD video card, then copying the Atio6axx.dl file to System32 helped some users, since this library is AMD OpenGL.

Run Command Prompt as Administrator and enter the commands below:

  • cd \Windows\system32
  • copy atio6axx.dll .dll

Restart your PC and LoadLibrary 126 error will not appear.

4. Uninstall AMD software

If you are using AMD graphics card tuning software, then uninstall it , as this has also helped some users resolve LoadLibrary error code 126.

5. Restore system files

Launch a command prompt as administrator and enter the commands below in order:

  • sfc /scannow
  • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
  • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
  • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

6. Update your GPU driver

Go to the website of the laptop manufacturer or video card model and download the latest video driver .

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