MSNP.ax - Repair Issues and Download

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

MSNP.ax file Microsoft Network Provider for MPEG2 based networks.. 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 MSNP.ax related errors on your device. You can also download MSNP.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 MSNP.ax
File extension AX
Description Microsoft Network Provider for MPEG2 based networks.
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 Neutral

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

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



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


Problems related to MSNP.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 MSNP.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of MSNP.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 MSNP.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 MSNP.ax
System Windows 10
File size 213504 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 52bfcca0c0605a50f4b1caec2411895c
SHA1 bef6eb84ba8a40d12f1f7d13177967898e990a62
SHA256 00455a7cd2109990a548a3db314fe9d2ecf5a7e6f6e903cc0e12a8c040e9e088
CRC32 332d1860
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename MSNP.ax
System Windows 8.1
File size 228864 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 6254bee3dcc58dbf7e78e99f10f7f6b5
SHA1 e3f528dabdc26e8fca34729df1f592e8935cc16b
SHA256 ce6e8c401f1155c3f5211f0df5bfd4d559565ac6ab4a7a9b12c04a2590b036d7
CRC32 be8e7cf7
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename MSNP.ax
System Windows 8
File size 205824 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 402ed7a6f644ff0cd776acf6e761763b
SHA1 381a9178b2658b2681a3f6fad96d238198d39bae
SHA256 c340e6425c9e7c49fe7d57c23e04e121587ef7e086cbe1cc853d59b5f700356e
CRC32 3b0da72c
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename MSNP.ax
System Windows 7
File size 204288 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 6e79d0d90ab03dc45afaca52a6699963
SHA1 eb63d3df76a91261693a94b197dd5dcbe9807150
SHA256 63355259a0ea76f1be8168c75e0d8105e0a0d1bf89d7eb5465df048f42a3d57d
CRC32 b547a359
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename MSNP.ax
System Windows 7
File size 288256 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 b862b1040c5d9843678ecea8eb4099c0
SHA1 07c02458ec330cdd1027806478ac88e4a2aad23f
SHA256 1d8f5728350c477c516d087f970c410d46736b3b71dc54d9af3c3ddc946d08b3
CRC32 e881b2a9
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename MSNP.ax
System Windows Vista
File size 101376 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 3c4d4c68a9d63f01af18b6ecc7274b8a
SHA1 e3325b1a33a0865f32b7608897d7118359a268e2
SHA256 2c2ee9256d3db9388ab4ea9249cceeed395535d533a3ae0b6ea4ac3cc7f624a3
CRC32 d457513e
Example file location ---
Filename MSNP.ax
System Windows Vista
File size 80896 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 bdde0f9ed0f89e16b63401d9ec033870
SHA1 a24f40d5ed1fe1f0ad12edf41c4cef904863fb0f
SHA256 4a05eb140dca5b2405abd3b5d3494574bced888a7ded16596c31a74c070044ca
CRC32 ebadd3d2
Example file location ---