Download file_srv.CHM to Fix Errors

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

file_srv.CHM file Compiled HTML Help. 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 file_srv.CHM related errors on your device. You can also download file_srv.CHM file compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename file_srv.CHM
File extension CHM
Type Compiled HTML Help
Description Compiled HTML Help
Program Windows 8
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 8
MIME type application/x-chm
Language cod English (U.S.)

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

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



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


Problems related to file_srv.CHM 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 file_srv.CHM 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace file_srv.CHM 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 file_srv.CHM file.

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

  • Windows 8: C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
  • Windows XP: C:\WINDOWS\Help\

If the steps did not solve your file_srv.CHM 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 file_srv.CHM
System Windows 8
File size 33386 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 819fb3f00e8105567b0a84d973236447
SHA1 967303ce1264ecdedc679cb773d4ec7a381bf45d
SHA256 f1df5ac11afe1127290371a4e87764ea12b8e9b1411c033dd1deb4541dccd3fe
CRC32 91f1dfed
Example file location C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
Filename file_srv.CHM
System Windows 7
File size 37281 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 041eff2ab2a0fe0ea4aefe43c459999f
SHA1 de39a292fc311214f4b263df11a537197d059665
SHA256 040d9a598f69f3405de9e3f2f9ef667b7a657a37292e9d997aeb84cab14113ad
CRC32 8455087d
Example file location C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
Filename file_srv.CHM
System Windows Vista
File size 36831 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 45f3fc5086c495cafce691d9b17418ad
SHA1 8fdd5b08ef7f3316d11e341b1ab7c0439a96e281
SHA256 54f29d3a76982780f26e1ade276ab1e0e05c24fd462bbbe2fce4917493a3f6bc
CRC32 1640456a
Example file location C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
Filename file_srv.CHM
System Windows XP
File size 48494 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 b961384e583fdbc8e33f116a8662b13f
SHA1 da0d65569c36757ccbdd5eb5aeabaf3ac33401d7
SHA256 0918a5abdbf01a71b376282bd78df618850b2b5952f8dba57569041a7ec1a0f3
CRC32 5ab6c75a
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\Help\