How to Download and Fix mpg2data.ax?

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing mpg2data.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 mpg2data.ax file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

mpg2data.ax file Microsoft MPEG-2 Section and Table Acquisition Module. 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 mpg2data.ax related errors on your device. You can also download mpg2data.ax file compatible with Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename mpg2data.ax
File extension AX
Description Microsoft MPEG-2 Section and Table Acquisition Module
Program DirectShow
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Win32
Copyrights Copyright (C) 1992-2001 Microsoft Corp.
Character set Windows, Latin1
Language cod English (U.S.)

There are various types of errors related to mpg2data.ax file. mpg2data.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 mpg2data.ax file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • mpg2data.ax is corrupted
  • mpg2data.ax cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - mpg2data.ax
  • mpg2data.ax file error
  • mpg2data.ax file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register mpg2data.ax file:
  • mpg2data.ax file could not be loaded
  • mpg2data.ax file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because mpg2data.ax file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to mpg2data.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 mpg2data.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.

mpg2data.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 mpg2data.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 mpg2data.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 mpg2data.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 mpg2data.ax file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the mpg2data.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 mpg2data.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 mpg2data.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 mpg2data.ax file

The last solution is to manually download and replace mpg2data.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 mpg2data.ax file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of mpg2data.ax file example directory paths.

  • Windows XP: C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\

If the steps did not solve your mpg2data.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 mpg2data.ax
System Windows XP
File size 118272 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 84ac06ecc066322ed277aca0a2ed2532
SHA1 b57551faf27254ce51022c8cedc2019bc2f77cbd
SHA256 533490482ee733b1c7d476a7fde082be6b2ca269df27764a0dbddb5e954a3e43
CRC32 a986546d
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\