sys_srv.CHM - Repair Issues and Download

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

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

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



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


Problems related to sys_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 sys_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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of sys_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 sys_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 sys_srv.CHM
System Windows 8
File size 26074 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 84e054144c104ebfe77f6af6cfb53278
SHA1 368377bd7e0b03f07a9b227a5c0c86fad9ad6fda
SHA256 08c81b8070a04fb0c58ad53230528825af152a730f6e232ab2c9e30de1d8546a
CRC32 d54b9ca8
Example file location C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
Filename sys_srv.CHM
System Windows 7
File size 28672 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 af7a1277ed579fea42d852f9dd9b4d34
SHA1 4bd132b8cc067e1f5b24ee6e4a94b4b51162abcd
SHA256 8ae8b1644cb728ea2857b51491464f7ff069abf4a1a53e8703eae3452c5b4ec8
CRC32 b21d99f0
Example file location C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
Filename sys_srv.CHM
System Windows Vista
File size 28242 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 9cd694fc1225ef254572e646c3c3be94
SHA1 7948676541b6b2fc9456dc848e6d03ada2282cc2
SHA256 807344cd63888335d4c3d8a6881163d4e1839594795eaaa06bb8075098541f7b
CRC32 c6e6d9bd
Example file location C:\Windows\Help\mui\0409\
Filename sys_srv.CHM
System Windows XP
File size 32400 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 4a263a802186453f04b7fba300137e85
SHA1 ac843c30805bbd5f98cec852ff069933b01c8150
SHA256 aa8d486ee577fdd57b25d0a49ba37c86c029d559fdb363bf3f777212fc475c50
CRC32 8a28b431
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\Help\