Steam_API.dll is a file used by the “Steam” application to help connect you to a number of online games, including the likes of Call Of Duty. Although this application is hugely popular, it's continually causing a large number of problems for your computer, mainly due to the way in which your computer will not be able to load up the file. To fix this problem, it's recommended that you first ensure that you don't have any problems with the Steam program, the games you're trying to play with Steam, and the Steam_API.dll file itself.

What Are Steam_API.dll Errors?

The errors you're seeing are most likely going to be caused by the way in which Windows will not be able to process the applications that will use this file. Most notably, it will likely be the fact that “Steam” is not installed correctly, and therefore cannot read the file that it depends on to work.

These problems could be causing the errors you're seeing:

  • The Steam application may not be installed correctly
  • Your computer will not be able to correctly integrate “Steam” with your games
  • Windows will have some problems with its settings that use Steam_API

How To Fix Steam_API Errors

The first port of call to fix these errors is to repair any of the programs which are showing the steam_api.dll errors on your PC. This will typically be the Steam application, or the games which you're trying to play with Steam – meaning that you should click onto “Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs” and then remove all the software that will be showing the steam_api.dll errors. After that, you should then re-install any of the programs that you removed.

After you've re-installed the software causing the errors (this will refresh any of the files they have, allowing your computer to read the files it requires), you should then repair any of the registry errors that will be causing Steam_API.dll problems. The registry is a large database that Windows uses to store all the important settings & options that it requires to run the settings it requires. Despite the registry playing a vital role in the smooth operation of your computer, it's continually leading a lot of errors to appear thanks to its settings becoming damaged & corrupted. To fix this, you have to be able to use a registry program that's able to scan through your system and fix any of the issues that it may have inside.

Source by Greg Kahn