Fix MSI.admx Errors

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing MSI.admx 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 MSI.admx file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

MSI.admx file Windows Group Policy Language-neutral. 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 MSI.admx related errors on your device. You can also download MSI.admx file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

File info

General information
Filename MSI.admx
File extension ADMX
Type System
Description Windows Group Policy Language-neutral
Software
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
Details
File size 17240
Oldest file 2008-01-21
MIME type application/xml
MSI.admx

There are various types of errors related to MSI.admx file. MSI.admx 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 MSI.admx file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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

MSI.admx

Error

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

OK

Problems related to MSI.admx 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 MSI.admx 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.

MSI.admx 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 MSI.admx 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 MSI.admx 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 MSI.admx 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 MSI.admx file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the MSI.admx 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 MSI.admx 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 MSI.admx 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 MSI.admx file

The last solution is to manually download and replace MSI.admx 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 MSI.admx file.

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

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

If the steps did not solve your MSI.admx 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 MSI.admx
System Windows 10
File size 17240 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 6de70c32527a1be45102f9e8c2204a7e
SHA1 7d05f92e5abeb06d9730b431069541764ec6d3fa
SHA256 731cb945f9e70c1fbe84792e6576864c7c26b422cfa0e82f1614dba45aa348c4
CRC32 a0ac2f36
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename MSI.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 17256 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 df26b5622a5b6c623299e1311ddf0eb3
SHA1 0324713a3be65ee72697fee61a5913fa4adb52c4
SHA256 ec4c9acfcc00dd68bb42bf9a2837bdd35a30b18b0687380eb71b15139777316e
CRC32 76430c43
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename MSI.admx
System Windows 7
File size 16466 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 c609ca38646d4cc9b4845bcdd0b13ca9
SHA1 8c8cd2d2ca17d41c5965f2fde7afaa6610222037
SHA256 39e0163a76eeae096a02b2ddd53bde0a138a622586b5941f10e8fb181c7ad046
CRC32 f16c185c
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename MSI.admx
System Windows 8
File size 17256 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 df26b5622a5b6c623299e1311ddf0eb3
SHA1 0324713a3be65ee72697fee61a5913fa4adb52c4
SHA256 ec4c9acfcc00dd68bb42bf9a2837bdd35a30b18b0687380eb71b15139777316e
CRC32 76430c43
Example file location ---
Filename MSI.admx
System Windows Vista
File size 16466 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 c609ca38646d4cc9b4845bcdd0b13ca9
SHA1 8c8cd2d2ca17d41c5965f2fde7afaa6610222037
SHA256 39e0163a76eeae096a02b2ddd53bde0a138a622586b5941f10e8fb181c7ad046
CRC32 f16c185c
Example file location ---