It is quite normal to face problems while working with MS-PowerPoint application. Corruption of PowerPoint files cannot allow you to access data any more. The PowerPoint application makes use of hlink.dll file for loading a presentation in PowerPoint. But when these files get corrupt or lost you cannot load a PowerPoint presentation. Wrong version of hlink.dll file creates a number of problems for you. In such situations, loss of data occurs. Anyhow in such a situation, updated backup prove quite beneficial. But deficient backups cannot help you to recover PowerPoint files and restore your data. Another option available is that of a third-party Powerpoint repair tool that can help you access data that was no longer accessible to you.
To further clarify this issue, let's consider a real example. When you view a PowerPoint presentation, you receive one or both of the below listed error messages on the screen:
“Microsoft PowerPoint “hlink.dll” cannot be loaded.”
“Microsoft PowerPoint failed to load “hlink.dll ””
If your important data resides in an application, then it is quite a problematic situation for you. Because after getting these error messages it is not possible for you to access data of PowerPoint file.
The error “Microsoft PowerPoint “hlink.dll” cannot be loaded” is caused because of destroyed or damaged Hlink.dll file and if Hlink.dll file is lost, then also, the same error occurs. In addition to this, wrong version of Hlink.dll file is also the reason for the above error.
Workaround for the above problem is to remove Hlink.dll file that is corrupt or missing and replace it with a new one. Location of Hlink.dll file is a MS-Windows CD and install it with Internet Explorer.
For changing the Hlink.dll file follow any of the below steps:
Install Internet Explorer again.
Explore the Hlink.dll File by following steps:
1)Save all the files that are open in your system, and close all the running programs.
2) Go to Start >> Find or Search (depending on your operating system) >> Files or Folders.
3) Enter hlink.dll in the name box.
4) Check whether drive C is selected or not in Look in box and use Find Now option.
5) If Hlink.dll file is found, change the name of the file with the help of Rename option.
6) Change the name of Hlink.dll file as Hlink.old.
7) Insert MS-Windows 2000 or Windows XP CD in CD/DVD Drive.
8) Select Start >> Run.
9) To explore Hlink.dll file, enter the following command:
expand drive:\i386 hlink.dl_ c:\windows\system32\hlink.dll
Select OK button.
10) Again move to Start >> Run.
11) To register Hlink.dll file manually on a 32-bit operating system, enter the following command:
c:\windows\system32\regsvr32 /s c:\windows\system32\hlink.dll
After typing the command, select OK button.
However, if the error appears on the screen, then try to repair powerpoint with the help of a third-party PowerPoint recovery tool. A number of tools are available in the market for recovering PowerPoint files with ease. No strong technical skills are needed to deal with these software. Download a demo version of the software if available and test its functionalities.
Stellar Phoenix PowerPoint Recovery is capable of recovering PowerPoint files. All the objects of the PowerPoint application, such as Wordart, graphics, text, images, footers, and headers are recovered easily. Overall formatting remains preserved during recovery of PowerPoint files.
Rectify Error Microsoft PowerPoint “hlink.dll"