How to Download and Fix regedit32.CHM?

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing regedit32.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 regedit32.CHM file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

regedit32.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 regedit32.CHM related errors on your device. You can also download regedit32.CHM file compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
Filename regedit32.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 regedit32.CHM file. regedit32.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 regedit32.CHM file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • regedit32.CHM is corrupted
  • regedit32.CHM cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - regedit32.CHM
  • regedit32.CHM file error
  • regedit32.CHM file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register regedit32.CHM file:
  • regedit32.CHM file could not be loaded
  • regedit32.CHM file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because regedit32.CHM file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to regedit32.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 regedit32.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.

regedit32.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 regedit32.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 regedit32.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 regedit32.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 regedit32.CHM file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the regedit32.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 regedit32.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 regedit32.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 regedit32.CHM file

The last solution is to manually download and replace regedit32.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 regedit32.CHM file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of regedit32.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\

If the steps did not solve your regedit32.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 regedit32.CHM
System Windows 8
File size 27108 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 d3ca41cc8e6ae311e189b39d974bbbc7
SHA1 655f9f49637cf96f1be3d137c9d1ed55b5306315
SHA256 f5cf12f8a357d7721f5ff6881d8bd6aa86592868260f79453714cf112bde9fbf
CRC32 f97c6f89
Example file location C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
Filename regedit32.CHM
System Windows 7
File size 32881 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 63b4a627bd117b5731f48c569f4904d1
SHA1 188e05f3b74bc1a2323d82aa418bd761927301e0
SHA256 32db2ed5f7fa23bf0e777c75bcb6bfc7bafa0a7291863b406d256d4027fa4645
CRC32 f0f8c39a
Example file location C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
Filename regedit32.CHM
System Windows Vista
File size 32667 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 3894b2f7ba12af5a7497211420587013
SHA1 6a556cfaa4864fbbb18bd21cfc91c581d1204b75
SHA256 118a7d0d97b1a9ce11f6485f4cf635aba742c3c6d103ebde34c86621e615712a
CRC32 6a1ae61f
Example file location C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\