SRU.chk Troubleshoot and Download

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

SRU.chk file InterCheck Checksum Database. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of SRU.chk related errors on your device. You can also download SRU.chk file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8

File info

General information
Filename SRU.chk
File extension CHK
Type Data
Description InterCheck Checksum Database
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 8192
Oldest file 2017-04-24
Latest file 2017-04-24

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

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



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


Problems related to SRU.chk 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 SRU.chk 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace SRU.chk 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 SRU.chk file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\sru\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\sru\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\sru\

If the steps did not solve your SRU.chk 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 SRU.chk
System Windows 10
File size 8192 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 b3cc3765089b8a81350d63e11a8d2e09
SHA1 3c81d0d1f3554dcec44fae13153945c398846c57
SHA256 c3ef7204cfd9979723e52d8e36d5eb8dbce41ac6bd397e6f09fc136c94db22f2
CRC32 af2bd005
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\sru\
Filename SRU.chk
System Windows 8.1
File size 8192 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 58158c8e1d0f3122f2fac76ee87e7248
SHA1 2a53a38698f9b9d286197f16fdb3273a019e7a38
SHA256 5c28d15db3380ebfc9a7d83a3dd2e9645df2675311fff7f69f567753ad591d68
CRC32 573e4013
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\sru\
Filename SRU.chk
System Windows 8
File size 8192 bytes
Date 2017-04-24
File details
MD5 d004b4b4d0324413dcbdbcfaa7e56932
SHA1 04a97b2034fc07438e9d93b6547a757279ca6b64
SHA256 d381c04aa5f4f290001a59c4df622e244b91cacd204f03f250c708675bca15c5
CRC32 c301a7e0
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\sru\