Fix SETUP.CHM Errors

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

SETUP.CHM file Compiled HTML Help. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Office software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of SETUP.CHM related errors on your device. You can also download SETUP.CHM file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
Filename SETUP.CHM
File extension CHM
Type Compiled HTML Help
Description Compiled HTML Help
Program Office 2010
Software Office
Author Microsoft
Software version 2010
MIME type application/x-chm
Language cod English (U.S.)

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

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



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


Problems related to SETUP.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 SETUP.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\MSOCache\All Users\{90150000-0115-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C\
  • Windows 7: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---
  • Windows 8: ---

If the steps did not solve your SETUP.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 SETUP.CHM
System Windows 10
File size 38656 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 e9c8f359211729b740000857bd25cfbc
SHA1 ae9fade13ab04c1f28e8a4870d6d8e0fce442740
SHA256 912be225016535dde26005e47ef7a3f7ee21dfec569e9c5799a651cdc8fdd753
CRC32 f5cf3072
Example file location C:\MSOCache\All Users\{90150000-0115-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}-C\
Filename SETUP.CHM
System Windows 7
File size 67190 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 cb8f14c8b37ba69f361e33e30e8ebc74
SHA1 9706dca3306ee9e3b9fdd904868e6c4c2f0351cf
SHA256 c777301e71bfe4ae0d7355d5d4df8ed4ddc437d59079c214173f1a29ee312210
CRC32 54d47fc1
Example file location ---
Filename SETUP.CHM
System Windows Vista
File size 52984 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 9fb741a7df9d6382aec90d7d45a16303
SHA1 c5feb86e3accaeb0e466c621481ae2ab45026677
SHA256 4a4f4676377f92e3c4b4dae17f3394353f8c383c4f22f76ea36268e9dce23c59
CRC32 1238bcbb
Example file location ---
Filename SETUP.CHM
System Windows XP
File size 272824 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 f5aeab4889dec6b270a253b85a443812
SHA1 9cc4d007bafbe4d243c48c8d902593d4ccbb28b6
SHA256 9ec787423235e891b85411636ffec0619dd6a3c181bf053c9b33ba5339e9ed66
CRC32 d3642755
Example file location ---
Filename SETUP.CHM
System Windows 8
File size 38656 bytes
Date 2017-05-10
File details
MD5 e9c8f359211729b740000857bd25cfbc
SHA1 ae9fade13ab04c1f28e8a4870d6d8e0fce442740
SHA256 912be225016535dde26005e47ef7a3f7ee21dfec569e9c5799a651cdc8fdd753
CRC32 f5cf3072
Example file location ---