vidcap.ax - How to Fix? Download Now

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

vidcap.ax file Video Capture Interface Server. 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 vidcap.ax related errors on your device. You can also download vidcap.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 vidcap.ax
File extension AX
Description Video Capture Interface Server
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Driver
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 vidcap.ax file. vidcap.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 vidcap.ax file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to vidcap.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 vidcap.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of vidcap.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 vidcap.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 vidcap.ax
System Windows 10
File size 31744 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 3da9aeeae955adba4c6988a443927d94
SHA1 a58d81b3ce2f77b2398b7807afabfb001020ac43
SHA256 003347eadfba4d20c57cf4288f845fa3e1d555246184cc230f8c0a7fd10ea2be
CRC32 8cdfc75a
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename vidcap.ax
System Windows 8.1
File size 31744 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 b829e5bd4cbc12cc5de6ca950aa652e7
SHA1 1a361b0426f0562e54bf72f373ca64113e8ae996
SHA256 456244be6a18a2be00edc8de0280b1e4dcc90b20cea0e9a8d1ff0339a131101e
CRC32 ab6178f6
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename vidcap.ax
System Windows 8
File size 24576 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 4e1b91427d3324e56747b65a24b7114c
SHA1 5e0fa45f7932ae1b3d5df2d233b2b5683caca642
SHA256 a42fbcb7f5cf316de87aeffe5b136865995dae88b243f4e4e9cf1a58050fc045
CRC32 63ab2921
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename vidcap.ax
System Windows 7
File size 23040 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 4ddaca8a66b95aba02812ff3c13de198
SHA1 c195526de1a79b3b1e90a1349469d236b8b57c4a
SHA256 fc14fa85367b29a5da6479d198b9fa1d9a41c965685f51d5f0166d72a9f4668e
CRC32 ab172656
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename vidcap.ax
System Windows 7
File size 28672 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 eca2cad0712683d1a7aa2ab47e180b63
SHA1 bf8de4e7d99a05387a8161680ea055c49afdf599
SHA256 cf8776be69e61ed9f2e63f7ab5178f317326b1df3280eec7a7021894ed12f587
CRC32 97793ed5
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename vidcap.ax
System Windows Vista
File size 23040 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 012e22681a63d2bf405e6f15ef80bfd3
SHA1 3183856b14a56445e7376bb85dd06ab414cb6fc2
SHA256 7c231fd6b47ee00eea236b547e356f67cd4aab6d438180f7830a7610593e478a
CRC32 8e7b2828
Example file location ---
Filename vidcap.ax
System Windows Vista
File size 28672 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 1ab2bc13376ad12e4dbf284032c3b6b6
SHA1 8f5c401c7c3304673daf03b8aeaa3d8b9f8d08e0
SHA256 3ab104baa84edb58536c69b4e2b7b84a0c5d6d2c1771e340c0756916de6795b8
CRC32 1097588b
Example file location ---