Troubleshoot Power.adml Errors and Download File

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing Power.adml files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent Power.adml file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

Power.adml file Group Policy Language-Specific Administrative Template. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of Power.adml related errors on your device. You can also download Power.adml file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename Power.adml
File extension ADML
Type System
Description Group Policy Language-Specific Administrative Template
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 31357
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml

There are various types of errors related to Power.adml file. Power.adml file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to Power.adml file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • Power.adml is corrupted
  • Power.adml cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - Power.adml
  • Power.adml file error
  • Power.adml file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register Power.adml file:
  • Power.adml file could not be loaded
  • Power.adml file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because Power.adml file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to Power.adml can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing Power.adml file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

Power.adml file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with Power.adml file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to Power.adml file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of Power.adml or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to Power.adml file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the Power.adml file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the Power.adml file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the Power.adml file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace Power.adml file

The last solution is to manually download and replace Power.adml file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded Power.adml file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of Power.adml file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\

If the steps did not solve your Power.adml file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename Power.adml
System Windows 10
File size 31357 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 cad02d59f8287f9e614525cefe05fd7e
SHA1 2bbfa1cb4bfd9cb03a704e6fded204f4c7d24205
SHA256 e5fa798579ebf62870da35d0be281d93a862d72e46f30a1f0af6120dc8815460
CRC32 5b3cdc2a
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Power.adml
System Windows 8.1
File size 29740 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 c0e2a98755b3da961dbbcfa1a621154b
SHA1 878508db646c47d8a36c90305d919c52cd8dc11c
SHA256 0f8b66f7b315426abec4b71912d2ff5f1f4a573ac391cd8e0a10738af808f8a6
CRC32 08f65590
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Power.adml
System Windows 8
File size 28710 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 490c5758e09f55fd545bda653bcf2357
SHA1 8979eb545799626d96ff869a6ac494d96d8690b5
SHA256 16d6682482d39c426b980d591c54885b47b7f01596c65c2325a776c0aa81169d
CRC32 04ab082b
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Power.adml
System Windows 7
File size 28120 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 21b8f88ddd86c14f3df06240f30c4117
SHA1 868d151b7564280199193b2491aaff3b406ff39a
SHA256 2d7e624db2921a009d6694cbe7edb08954ee9eaf5ad681c08f79f7c29e1bc80a
CRC32 97d3a24a
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\
Filename Power.adml
System Windows Vista
File size 22719 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 41a3ab240b53d58a9ae280c7fc01e49c
SHA1 8daf44f0a1f7dc8143682345658a66662e1be35a
SHA256 30b777a5cc233038d1ebb3fe8e17e3ea7b8edae26ace5d856d7d7f9844e7334e
CRC32 1de61402
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\