Kswdmcap.ax - How to Fix? Download Now

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

Kswdmcap.ax file WDM Streaming Video Capture. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of Kswdmcap.ax related errors on your device. You can also download Kswdmcap.ax file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, 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 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename Kswdmcap.ax
File extension AX
Description WDM Streaming Video Capture
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

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

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



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


Problems related to Kswdmcap.ax 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 Kswdmcap.ax 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace Kswdmcap.ax 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 Kswdmcap.ax file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---

If the steps did not solve your Kswdmcap.ax 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 Kswdmcap.ax
System Windows 10
File size 117248 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 c85984e7672ea127bd28e8fc95ea12bb
SHA1 83273f620ba05b829609bb37908bfc8a42ebc15c
SHA256 22b3400344c26dc815b88bbf894f2b145f57292ec1077b739d796998158c8dd3
CRC32 c2e65f5f
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename Kswdmcap.ax
System Windows 8.1
File size 116224 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 d63baa3f7393838d6111f12c84ad9cc1
SHA1 6842ca6432dae5a06b854518670c8888cad69e94
SHA256 d0eca425badb615d40892f22801d1ed10d779dbe82c70c34f57c76b022ca83ff
CRC32 ac65f0b2
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename Kswdmcap.ax
System Windows 8
File size 106496 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 7d5c1d8575a9beae286ec2c9982d8f3c
SHA1 e08914785c7f70eeed2362d87d1c839a76e8477c
SHA256 7a8d56033c4795d40230505678e107c477c88a93188d6d0250258d410f7b786d
CRC32 b9fa92e2
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename Kswdmcap.ax
System Windows 7
File size 107008 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 630a31f277349109299e590856a4b004
SHA1 4d071c865cb78abca8cefebdc0c6362fd30bb06a
SHA256 e686938be16163976ba048c19e0f23f27cffbdeb044c0c038176ba3435c67c0b
CRC32 49ebd239
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename Kswdmcap.ax
System Windows 7
File size 133120 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 b84cb0f6c83f5d515570334ac505720c
SHA1 f606d062198eefa17931af29fdde1fb2a711a555
SHA256 1ab3c240462915f8d62f53cf76c4866496aaa0716388339577a6f47040d9f829
CRC32 ecbb19f1
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename Kswdmcap.ax
System Windows Vista
File size 115200 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 f307c2e569ad9bda64e3f6d9e78b5aad
SHA1 45bd307c445ea3a6699dc40e9472ca9de4ebc98a
SHA256 8d00e3eff22e5ea079a4939383556d735b640dfe588c7eb315858d6190bbdd8c
CRC32 88c4d65f
Example file location ---
Filename Kswdmcap.ax
System Windows Vista
File size 93696 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 fd44b4d9129edd68bbd0a26683024ef9
SHA1 168e9eaac656c183f88f302db25688ebfe73bb4b
SHA256 e9418b0cd02d5c04b106e1968912f27bb601c570254b614bbc0780ccbcf2d9f5
CRC32 42e626cd
Example file location ---