Newdev.dll, as indicated by its name, is the process developed and used for Windows system to manage hardware device library. Some programs won't be installed to the system or won't work without newdev.dll file.
Symptoms - Error loading newdev.dll
Many internet uses have reported that the newdev.dll error appeared when they were installing BT Voyager Modem. Actually, newdev.dll error message will show up due to the newdev.dll removal or corruption. Similar error messages includes:
"Error loading newdev.dll"
"Newdev.dll Not Found"
"This application failed to start because newdev.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."
"The file newdev.dll is missing."
"Cannot start xxx. A required component is missing: newdev.dll. Please install xxx again."
Cause - Why Error Loading Newdev.dll Appears?
As described above, installing a new driver is the most possible reason to result in errors in loading newdev.dll. Besides, an accidental removal or registry error would also cause error loading newdev.dll.
Solutions - How to Fix Newdev.dll Error Loading
1. Restore Newdev.dll
Go to Recycle Bin to see whether newdev.dll is there. If yes, restore it. You could also download a newdev.dll for totally free from DLL-FILES.com. After put the newdev.dll to the right location (by default c:WINDOWSsystem32 ewdev.dll), click on Start / Run, input regsvr32 newdev.dll, and hit enter to register the newdev.dll on your system. You will receive a prompt saying registered successfully.
2. Scan Registry
The Windows Registry is a system database that stores configuration settings and options on Microsoft Windows operating systems. The system, device drivers, services, memories and third-party programs all use Windows Registry. PowerSuite Golden includes an fast Registry Cleaner which could lets you scan your windows registry and fix registry errors. It's not merely registry tool, but an all-in-one PC toolkit you may need for almost all computer issues.
3. Re-install the corresponding program.
As the introduction in the beginning, always download and install the latest driver. For the programs requires newdev.dll to run, completely remove it through Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs, and don't forget delete the files and folder in the installation destination before a new installation.
4. Run Windows Update or Startup Repair
Windows updates and the Startup Repair (required Windows Installation Disc) include the original and official version of newdev.dll. This solution will also repair the possible broken newdev.dll file.