Troubleshoot msdasc.chm Errors and Download File

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

msdasc.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 msdasc.chm related errors on your device. You can also download msdasc.chm file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8.1, Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8.1, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename msdasc.chm
File extension CHM
Type Compiled HTML Help
Description Compiled HTML Help
Software
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
Details
MIME type application/x-chm
Language cod English (U.S.)
msdasc.chm

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

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

msdasc.chm

Error

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

OK

Problems related to msdasc.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 msdasc.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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace msdasc.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 msdasc.chm file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
  • Windows 8.1: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your msdasc.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 msdasc.chm
System Windows 10
File size 76837 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 86165cf3d62317770fce58f3cb1d4dd4
SHA1 6ec118c5eb9f0da89d25f52215169ecd6e14339a
SHA256 aaaa1d54087d10801231b4bff492beac227c8b713dda39bfbbfd0972adb0129a
CRC32 30c610b7
Example file location C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
Filename msdasc.chm
System Windows 8
File size 88967 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 d726f4963391fd8124230dc8518cf72d
SHA1 7226161118cd9f304e2155380553ac4580499a25
SHA256 9b57c226e7e20783f89fceaf21387b3277bb7e0c6f600a5ac857e0a68e027a23
CRC32 b507c1fc
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
Filename msdasc.chm
System Windows 7
File size 93297 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 27e88fcbbd2012156658959b4d341b8b
SHA1 d721ec94140fc54cae4f217eb8055fe57885fadb
SHA256 a56a2653b20ba78afa83d95a9502b1e0877af7ed42b9891bc4511b94dde7cf89
CRC32 a8d2a92e
Example file location C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
Filename msdasc.chm
System Windows Vista
File size 15723 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 c7ecf4faa5b68bbbc2f6f69469d3c04e
SHA1 73c3a24a02436181905a9d262d57714fb02fadd6
SHA256 d0ac40ab3837e7c64c95889944b6ab5721db25215c4df555bf68c415e379dade
CRC32 aa416484
Example file location C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
Filename msdasc.chm
System Windows 8.1
File size 76837 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 86165cf3d62317770fce58f3cb1d4dd4
SHA1 6ec118c5eb9f0da89d25f52215169ecd6e14339a
SHA256 aaaa1d54087d10801231b4bff492beac227c8b713dda39bfbbfd0972adb0129a
CRC32 30c610b7
Example file location ---
Filename msdasc.chm
System Windows XP
File size 15723 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 c7ecf4faa5b68bbbc2f6f69469d3c04e
SHA1 73c3a24a02436181905a9d262d57714fb02fadd6
SHA256 d0ac40ab3837e7c64c95889944b6ab5721db25215c4df555bf68c415e379dade
CRC32 aa416484
Example file location ---