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

mode.com file DOS Device MODE Utility. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of mode.com related errors on your device. You can also download mode.com file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
Filename mode.com
File extension COM
Description DOS Device MODE Utility
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Executable application
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

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

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



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


Problems related to mode.com 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 mode.com 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace mode.com 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 mode.com file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your mode.com 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 mode.com
System Windows 10
File size 27648 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 69366e65f7617e888aeece9a447cbfd6
SHA1 fe296439843529189f5d42972e461940a4ec5112
SHA256 12c81129b2f1582c61034acf2ddab5d41198d98af0f9f72e7d68a6187bcb9803
CRC32 5f382a17
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename mode.com
System Windows 8.1
File size 27136 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 a83ab46764678df88b9e9a02ef6afac6
SHA1 30d90cc99cfd8debafcc550dca6fb19187fb211e
SHA256 dca017655fd2805cb6e1cc5781c9c22dc1b8e61681179d90d4e47042bc25fc82
CRC32 3ee52015
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename mode.com
System Windows 8
File size 25600 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 12fe236d4a21cb76b418a5a3ae729ba4
SHA1 560f3ff616f57b0f517367f12df5dc61384abcbf
SHA256 3d9a4b584a362e6f745301276aa82e81779bc1f61fe0c7da03a544cd490a335b
CRC32 eb25c9b7
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename mode.com
System Windows 7
File size 30208 bytes
Date 2009-07-13
File details
MD5 718e86cb060170430d4ef70ee39f93d4
SHA1 ef5269cd27ab6717b20af8e1d5427df3e305398b
SHA256 64ad2057863172cbfef4328bc57be134f956a7736e87eb90b04f2be391bca517
CRC32 b50735f1
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename mode.com
System Windows 7
File size 25088 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 f015208f1f8473ba2e4bc229e0d38efd
SHA1 1b959d6c227e41ab4eb2b381ea69358a2e04febb
SHA256 efc11f8fcdd0a8649ebee758b105db10536e895ea6d586a07b61f68b1e5dbd20
CRC32 d4364ad4
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename mode.com
System Windows Vista
File size 25088 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 5779a16398b147654fd090551a1871ab
SHA1 b5a2bb365dceb38356b3064a817ba9700afad41e
SHA256 e7c33746a9caf98124ffd691f32cdd9fafbe3757c269238812cb7693b2979b22
CRC32 df1e8b51
Example file location ---
Filename mode.com
System Windows Vista
File size 30208 bytes
Date 2006-11-02
File details
MD5 ce64a43d9465d2c86de4d6349cdb998a
SHA1 6b8aa94da722ce8dbc5d1f0b8c0040ff5515e7dc
SHA256 37e07a5695bec1fc3947ab1746416cec59c27806080f29381fd8cbefa29e2c44
CRC32 a6d2625d
Example file location ---
Filename mode.com
System Windows XP
File size 19456 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 57d6cda520791b7bbaec752d49701776
SHA1 56283a1ecd50e389868758c5a02699c449d520e3
SHA256 9f3a8b26a082d958bcf6c1d2a8f5cadb19b47a9ab6ea3e4ae4de82708b913529
CRC32 d993fa61
Example file location ---