Excel runtime error 57121

Are you the one struggling with the MS Excel runtime error while using working not the Excel file or during trying to open it? Then RELAX!!!, you are the at the right place. Here in this article check out the complete information about the run time error 57121 in Excel and its fixes to get rid of it permanently.

MS Excel plays an important role from the business point of view, say small, medium, large business. It helps you to maintain a large amount of data at a single place.

This is undoubtedly very useful application of Microsoft Office suite. But there is also a fact this is highly prone to corruption and start showing errors.

One of the most common error in Excel is Runtime error.  In my earlier article, I have described various errors such as runtime error 1004, 32809 etc in Excel. And today in this article I am describing the runtime error 57121 in Excel.

Many users are found reporting about the runtime error 57121 in Excel 2013. But this is not only limited to Excel 2013, the Excel 2003, 2007 and 2010 users are also found reporting about the error.

Well, this is very irritating as you are not allowed to access your Excel file or do anything, in that case, your business might get affected.

But as said Every problem have solutions, luckily the run time error 57121 in Excel can be fixed by following certain working solutions.

Follow the below given working solutions that helped many to get rid of the Excel error 57121.


Methods to Fix the Runtime Error 57121 in Excel


Well, there is no any exact solution that works for you, here try the different solutions one by one and check which one works for you.


Method 1: Disable Proxy


Open the Command Prompt, in order to check, if you are behind the proxy. For this, you have to press the Windows key + R, both at the same time and then type CMD, and press OK.  cmd

  • A command prompt windows would be opened, then type the following command
  • netsh winhttp import proxy source=ie
  • And hit Enter.

If you are getting, “Error writing proxy settings. (5) Access is denied.” In such cases, the runtime error 57121 can be fixed, if the proxy settings in the internet explorer have to be disabled.

Also Read: FIX: Runtime Error 32809 In Excel Workbook


Method 2: Dependent on the Register DLL


If the MS Office is not installed properly or while updating the software some of the DLL files may get missed. In such cases, you would get the runtime error 57121 as it is unable to start. For this, you have to register the missing DLL file. in order to find the missing DLL file, you have to press Windows + R key at the same time and type regsvr32 dllfix.dll and then hit OK.


The error is fixed now.

Apart from that, you can also make use of the automatic DLL Repair Toolto repair the corrupted, missing DLL files.


Method 3: Enable the ActiveX Settings


It is found that those who have disabled the Active X controls settings are struggling with the error. So, enable the ActiveX settings and check if the error is resolved.

Follow the given instructions:

  1. In Excel click on the Office Button in the top left
  2. And choose Excel Options > choose the Trust Center category > click Trust Center Settings
  3. Now choose the ActiveX Settings category
  4. And manage the setting from Disable all controls without notification to one of the other options.

Hope this works for you but if not then uninstall and reinstall the software.

You May Also Read: 

Method 4: Uninstall and Reinstall the Software, again:


Another way of solving the Excel error 57121 is to uninstall the software, from the Control Panel. And then again reinstall the software. Hope this will fix the error but if still not then make use of the automatic solution to fix the error easily.


Automatic Repair Tool: 


Make use of the professional recommended MS Excel Repair Tool to repair corrupt, damaged as well as errors in Excel file. This tool allows to easily restore all corrupt excel file including the charts, worksheet properties cell comments, and other important data. With the help of this, you can fix all sort of issues, corruption, errors in Excel workbooks. This is a unique tool to repair multiple excel files at one repair cycle and recovers the entire data in a preferred location. It is easy to use and compatible with both Windows as well as Mac operating system. This supports the entire Excel versions and the demo version is free.

Excel Repair for Windows


Steps to Utilize MS Excel Repair Tool:




Hope the given solution works for you to fix Excel runtime error 57121. Follow the given manual solutions one by one and check which one works for you.

However, if none of the above given manual methods works you then try the automatic solution to fix the error easily.

And also be careful while handling the Excel file and follow best preventive steps to protect your Excel files from getting corrupted.

Despite it, always create a valid backup of your crucial Excel data and as well scan your system with good antivirus program for virus and malware infection.

If, in case you have any additional questions concerning the ones presented, do tell us in the comments section below or you can also visit our Repair MS Excel Ask Question

Good Luck….

[UPDATED] How to Fix Runtime Error 57121 in MS Excel 2013?
How to fix the runtime error 57121 in MS Excel 2013?
Article Name
How to fix the runtime error 57121 in MS Excel 2013?
Facing Runtime error 57121 in Excel 2013 and other versions, then try to disable the proxy or uninstall and reinstall the software to fix the error
Publisher Name
Repair MS Excel Blogs
Publisher Logo

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.