Download and Fix advapi32.amx

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing advapi32.amx 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 advapi32.amx file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

advapi32.amx file AMX Mod Plugin. 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 advapi32.amx related errors on your device. You can also download advapi32.amx file compatible with Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename advapi32.amx
File extension AMX
Type Plugin
Description AMX Mod Plugin
Program Windows 7
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 7
File size 442806
Oldest file 2009-04-11
Latest file 2010-11-21

There are various types of errors related to advapi32.amx file. advapi32.amx 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 advapi32.amx file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • advapi32.amx is corrupted
  • advapi32.amx cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - advapi32.amx
  • advapi32.amx file error
  • advapi32.amx file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register advapi32.amx file:
  • advapi32.amx file could not be loaded
  • advapi32.amx file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because advapi32.amx file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to advapi32.amx 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 advapi32.amx 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.

advapi32.amx 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 advapi32.amx 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 advapi32.amx 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 advapi32.amx 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 advapi32.amx file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the advapi32.amx 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 advapi32.amx 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 advapi32.amx 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 advapi32.amx file

The last solution is to manually download and replace advapi32.amx 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 advapi32.amx file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of advapi32.amx file example directory paths.

  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\manifeststore\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\manifeststore\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\System32\manifeststore\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\System32\manifeststore\

If the steps did not solve your advapi32.amx 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 advapi32.amx
System Windows 7
File size 442806 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 3148a5f50be18b943970355d131c3749
SHA1 c8e409d9589e26a1259ff4a7a2a0a0da354473f5
SHA256 4ef96c3ff88421b0c512a848fdd9c24e2b2424a86339f3b96580c43db4b74fbc
CRC32 00e32479
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\manifeststore\
Filename advapi32.amx
System Windows 7
File size 443820 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 fa7091ba84ed7cbc58e1ae75059e1828
SHA1 6a57aaa1dd7218d3a76d305f04fdf4f81535e2ce
SHA256 dd519a3d53d465a927a996e3f8d1a27c66566919e853bdce4fd59d409ad3e8e6
CRC32 72286f1e
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\manifeststore\
Filename advapi32.amx
System Windows Vista
File size 444262 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 0adbc9516f2a274082f9b1b8b584d20e
SHA1 29859bb3680ff6f62f90aa94e660a609c353aefd
SHA256 fa9dfc8706406a29f8650fb145d1e3cd736b54ebf084bc1907980afb71c0d323
CRC32 48253eda
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\manifeststore\
Filename advapi32.amx
System Windows Vista
File size 443596 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 402eea71e017d0a9b9fde547223516b8
SHA1 a25ea084de5c65588f8e89d5c3bdfb3de1200e33
SHA256 296a28361a0fb8eaa38b9ba589d5a975368be3e1695266d1c69933344c9c7051
CRC32 fcde61c2
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\manifeststore\