Fix netcfg.CHM Errors

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

netcfg.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 netcfg.CHM related errors on your device. You can also download netcfg.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 netcfg.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 netcfg.CHM file. netcfg.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 netcfg.CHM file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to netcfg.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 netcfg.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of netcfg.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 netcfg.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 netcfg.CHM
System Windows 8
File size 53197 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 9f2b937bfc46fd4626d482e2f11fdb3e
SHA1 ee3f8c50f34eed30c49db5affa93c60c4947a167
SHA256 c2fccbfc999441a60aa5d503c72a640b4f14bdee821cab2da0d9d7bfaa7b756b
CRC32 157d4cc3
Example file location C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
Filename netcfg.CHM
System Windows 7
File size 53914 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 0926f00d8f5b2abb6b1bc3ffd526f55a
SHA1 fa33bcaa62728964dbbf78d4eba71c8b0cf81ef0
SHA256 b1e71688617e3d9266875545593156e08c16f0c5bd4c293889979176165a16cc
CRC32 56869c62
Example file location C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
Filename netcfg.CHM
System Windows Vista
File size 50322 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 f20e450491b3994f09f7336e79f32749
SHA1 567f70e6857aec7bc2c0a3324e6dc18ba5e37689
SHA256 471a9f880c5b4b29987da81f37abf4a9fdabe8e625616ebec467f3f2d459286a
CRC32 0382c830
Example file location C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
Filename netcfg.CHM
System Windows XP
File size 535789 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 50dab037516fc9fe29aa4bfed79d1222
SHA1 d7184b0027c88a9b8e825c1e29e3f40daad9b0a6
SHA256 c2ffd7b4ecccff9a197a74a522a86e75d99e7ead04d34fc2bde91c70dee4080b
CRC32 1219a68a
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\Help\