Download and Fix vbisurf.ax

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

vbisurf.ax file VBI Surface Allocator Filter. 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 vbisurf.ax related errors on your device. You can also download vbisurf.ax file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP 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, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename vbisurf.ax
File extension AX
Description VBI Surface Allocator Filter
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 vbisurf.ax file. vbisurf.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 vbisurf.ax file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to vbisurf.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 vbisurf.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of vbisurf.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\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your vbisurf.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 vbisurf.ax
System Windows 10
File size 40448 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 d1e6268ba5e15f1267903422778112c2
SHA1 54f67103cefbbb4bb04dacfa9323fdd72b8fd556
SHA256 cd797992b2e970fb171d8e20aa05298bd9397c7e79bca21daf2457251d1fba8f
CRC32 20331d41
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename vbisurf.ax
System Windows 8.1
File size 40960 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 3c72d4a01ead9e44e251052eab49df8e
SHA1 75355318b92792e11639ad63b29d7c3d27317210
SHA256 55b5e808621eeaa4875de8ad382b8656155c5e8abe0a3b7dad55d69013a3c9ba
CRC32 89eb108c
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename vbisurf.ax
System Windows 8
File size 35328 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 aa1fe2f9f8dcf135c6eb264e26f25d1e
SHA1 8d26b2b690f77d5e92fc3e4ab862bc94dc4e06a3
SHA256 e9af822d99c5323793fac42a1d06ab6ccd87db51ec58892639fdd200a5d54a99
CRC32 15e12b32
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename vbisurf.ax
System Windows 7
File size 43520 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 0f8a86a636a774dbb63b3a8659723312
SHA1 4c5948025f058d5b5b437c3075c47c9e0224192c
SHA256 e6dba6610d96b4a6796c58842bafaeb5c50b778f4a4de5dcd3dfc38bdf892030
CRC32 56e6575e
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename vbisurf.ax
System Windows 7
File size 33792 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 373a87dbfd387ddc54375f547834fbbd
SHA1 4ff13c24093f9b6bdbb20f396f0028f8f076f839
SHA256 9811bee17bf2248c800fbcc30cd2ff47ad5b8607d5d5f787dbd0bb6d206cb93d
CRC32 592ad146
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename vbisurf.ax
System Windows Vista
File size 31232 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 160a51ff315edc6503e6bf23ffa63374
SHA1 0b326b4f4b7aef11a9e51b12dd8ad3a7d867f5b9
SHA256 a69050e29245972de09b5a06087da776247482d3f9a43bfa3c87bf21917b2d41
CRC32 c8545fb2
Example file location ---
Filename vbisurf.ax
System Windows Vista
File size 40960 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 72294c5b16887368129cb98e343e90e5
SHA1 ce89bd1460e54f6a027a6a4b2e1657420034171f
SHA256 c3d145b2217d0fa27deb82a476d54ad7b91f1b4f3052c380f8a78781b0a93b0c
CRC32 e8f00f74
Example file location ---
Filename vbisurf.ax
System Windows XP
File size 30208 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 69832690cf24c5a038bf70f82059ba2b
SHA1 31368fae485923cce90885a87390f0a3786b3e4e
SHA256 d11af6c22b667944ad19daeb9f0942e8fb1d9ed2cd5822ff4df14079c11b3432
CRC32 645a944b
Example file location ---